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Allison Kirshner

Finance/Accounting Fellow

Major: Finance 

Graduation Year: 2023

Hometown: Holland, PA 

Personality Type: INFJ-T

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

My favorite part about working with O’Pake is the continuous opportunities for learning and growing within my field of study. 

What are your goals in the future?

My goals for the near future are to get a job in a private firm after I graduate, then continue my schooling and get my master’s degree in finance. 

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake will give me real-world opportunities and experiences that will help enhance my knowledge and experience in my field of study.  

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory at Alvernia is being a part of the softball team. Being a part of Alvernia’s softball team has helped shape knowledge in communication skills, and teamwork skills. Also being on a team with many different diversities, has helped me understand different perspectives people have and why they have them. 

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I decided to study at Alvernia because I was looking for a small school with endless amounts of opportunities. When I came to visit Alvernia for the first time, I knew that my education at Alvernia could open many doors of opportunities for me. 

Who or what inspires you and why?

My peers inspire me. As I experience them become successful, it motivates the drive I have to becoming successful as well.  

What is a quote that you abide by?

“Deep down you know the truth. The truth is that you can do this. The truth is that if you gave it 100%, you’d get 100%. The truth is, it’s all up to you.” 

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I have a twin sister who is a couple minutes younger than me, she attends The University of Pittsburgh.