As an accounting major, giving consideration to the financial benefit of completing the first two years at PVCC was a “no brainer” for PVCC alumnus Sean Sehorn. As a student athlete, Sean not only benefited from the small, intimate class sizes available to PVCC students, he also had the opportunity to practice time management and accountability from the onset. It was essential that Sean complete assignments before going on the road for off-campus tennis tournaments even though this often meant completing them prior to their due date. Sean found the Honors Program, coupled with his role as a student athlete, provided a wonderful network of like-minded students to interact with both in and out of the classroom. Sean was recognized as a NJCAA Academic Achievement Honoree.
In the classroom, there were a couple of classes that provided a strong foundation for Sean’s future educational as well as professional endeavors. Casey Durandet’s honors physics class was an opportunity to develop skills that he calls upon presently. The complexity and long term nature of the class project gave him the confidence to present on any topic. He is able to draw on that sense of accomplishment when faced with public speaking opportunities as well as challenges in his profession. Jeanne Franco’s accounting class solidified for Sean that an academic major shift from architecture to accounting was the right move for him. The commonality of finance really resonates with Sean as he views it as a common thread that we all encounter on a daily basis and having the opportunity to delve into this program of study has been extremely gratifying and led to his current role as Audit Senior at Deloitte.
In summary, Sean provided two key reasons PVCC is an ideal choice for students trying to select an educational environment: 1) Small, intimate class size. PVCC offers a classroom environment conducive to considerable faculty student interaction and the opportunity to connect to other students and the professor with individualized support. 2) Return on investment. It is important to consider the price versus the value one is getting. Long term consequences of significant financial debt make attending PVCC a wise and prudent choice.