Gannon University Alumna Returns to Offer Advice for Senior Students
Posted: April 12, 2016
Taylor Shaffer achieved her possibility. Now she is returning to
Gannon University to help others do the same.
Shaffer, an accountant on the assurance staff of Ernst &
Young, an international business consulting firm in Pittsburgh,
will make a presentation on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in Room
300 of the Center for Business Ingenuity, 900 State St., to discuss
preparing for the transition from business student to business
Among the topics she will discuss are how to compose a cover
letter and resume, interviewing skills and preparing to take the
exam to become a Certified Public Accountant. She'll also share her
experiences from Ernst & Young.
"I want to help current students at Gannon prepare for their job
search so they can achieve their dream job," said Shaffer.
Shaffer's career at Gannon University was eventful. The West
Sunbury, Pennsylvania native served as Student Government
Association (SGA) president for the 2014-2015 Academic Year, a
position that gave her a seat on the Gannon University Board of
While she was a student balancing the duties of her SGA office
and a full course load (21 credits in her final semester), Shaffer
held two part-time positions. The first was with the Erie Community
Foundation, where she began after her sophomore year processing
payables and working on financial statements and investments.
Shaffer's other position was at Erie's St. Peter Cathedral