Accounting Firms Count on Titan AlumniPlanetCreator
Accounting Firms Count on Titan Alumni
Paul Treinen ’90 (B.A. business administration-accounting), managing partner of White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, recently noticed that many of his professional employees identified themselves as Cal State Fullerton graduates. That led him to wonder: Exactly how many of the accountants on staff are Titan alumni?
“I conducted an internal survey and discovered about 60% of our accountants were CSUF graduates,” he said. “We’ve had a long tradition of hiring Fullerton grads, but I was surprised at how high the percentage was.”
Fram Virjee, president of the university, wasn’t surprised. “I think that percentage is about right,” he said. “When I speak with CEOs in Orange County, I’m often told, ‘About half of our workforce consists of Titans. I’ll take a Titan any day.'”
Treinen, who serves as vice chair of the audit committee of CSUF’s Philanthropic Foundation board, decided to sponsor a lunch so employees could get together and talk about their Titan experience. Virjee, as well as faculty members from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, also connected with the alumni.>