Accounting & Finance

After Graduation

Rod Adams '95
Rod Adams '95 (left) with IWU accounting interns Lindsay Brown, Cory Edwards and Abby Sullivan at PwC.

Alumni Spotlight

Rod Adams '95

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

Bob Page '79

Alumni Video

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.