Illinois Wesleyan accounting and financial services graduates are employed in executive
and partner positions at Fortune 500 and other companies around the globe. Other graduates
have pursued graduate studies in MBA or other programs.
One of these outstanding alumni is Rod Adams ’95. He is US Recruiting Leader at PwC. He leads a team that is responsible for hiring more than 15,000 full-time
professionals and interns. He also is charged with driving innovation in PwC's recruiting
programs, as well as social and digital brand-building activities, that deliver on
PwC's commitment to building leaders who build the future.
Adams also serves on Illinois Wesleyan’s Accounting Advisory Board, working with faculty
to identify and recruit top accounting students and to improve the curriculum. He
also serves as a board member of the Posse Foundation Chicago Advisory Board, an organization
that recruits, identifies and awards deserving high school students with four-year,
full-tuition leadership merit scholarships.
He was named the Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus for outstanding professional
achievement, civic leadership or both.
Each year more and more I appreciate the experience that I had at Illinois Wesleyan.
You obviously get a great education here, but the friends that you made, the lessons
that you learned are really what it’s all about.
Rod Adams '95
Accounting graduate Bob Page '79 is now president and chief executive officer of the University of Kansas Hospital.
Under his leadership, the hospital transformed itself from an ailing institution to
a perennial member of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list.
Watch an interview with Page discussing current healthcare reform, and how he chose a career in healthcare
after his accounting work.
Curious what types of careers are available for a certain college major?
We have compiled over 10,000 of our alumni's career biographies and paired them with
their major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. See the careers held by IWU graduates
who majored in accounting.