Eric Haslbaue Accounting Major with Minor in Philosophy and Mathematics

Why did you come to Molloy?
I came to Molloy because of the executive based learning honors business program offered here.  I felt that real world experience and guidance that the professors here at Molloy could offer me would greatly increase my chances in securing a career at one of the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, and KPMG.) In addition, the friendly atmosphere and family feel to campus life really made me want to come.

What are the professors like at Molloy?
The professors here are great. You are not just a number.  When the dean of the entire business division asks me about my track season and my family it illustrates the personal relationship that develops between students and professors.

How does Molloy inspire your passions?
Molloy has inspired me to pursue my aspirations to work for one of the Big Four accounting. I am working toward my goal via internships and excelling in my classes.  In addition, Molloy inspired me to follow my passion for running.  As a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, I find myself loving the sport more and more as a result of my interaction with my fellow teammates and the coaching staff here at Molloy.  The team's success, and my role as this year's captain, further inspired me to continue my love for running.

What type of internships did you take, or are looking to take?
My freshman year I was blessed to have a summer internship at UBS with the Davis Wealth Management Team.  It was a fantastic learning experience and great first internship.  The following year I interned during the summer at a small accounting firm in Glenn Head called Halliday Financial Group, which also taught me a lot about the skills required to work in the financial world.  Most recently, I accepted an offer to intern this coming summer at KPMG in their audit division.  I am very excited to experience working with a Big Four company and hope this internship leads to a full time position upon graduation.

How is the campus life at Molloy?
Campus life at Molloy is fantastic.  Despite being a commuter, I am still heavily involved on campus.  There is always something going on, whether it's a fundraising event, school run party, spring BBQ, or simply hanging out with friends.  I get to Molloy at 8 a.m. every day and do not leave until 10 p.m. because I love being on campus and getting involved in whatever I can.

What surprised you the most about Molloy?
How quickly my time here has gone.  I cannot believe I am already finishing my junior year here.  The school has definitely grown on me and the more time I spend here, the less I want it to end.

How is Molloy changing your life?
Molloy is changing my life by helping me grow as an individual.  The family atmosphere has helped me alter my perspective on life.  I am much more positive and accepting of life's challenges now than I was before coming to Molloy.  The life-long friends I have made and the people I have met here have all taught me how to live life to the fullest, and to understand that there is a reason for everything.  Living this mantra has helped me lead a happier life while continuously striving to better myself.

So far, what is your fondest memory of Molloy?
My fondest memory is meeting my friends.  Walking around campus, I feel a sense of family among the entire student body, which really fosters the establishment of close relationships and friendships.  I will never forget all of the amazing people I have met at Molloy, and what they have all taught me.