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Charles (CJ) Zimmerman

Fellow of Accounting

Major: Political Science and Accounting

Minor: Pre-Law

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Ephrata, PA

Personality Type: INTJ-T, Architect 

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

The great support staff of graduate assistants, program directors, and current professors.  

What are your goals in the future?

Attend law school and pass the bar as well as possible CPA/CMA certification. Looking to achieve both my JD and MBA in 3.5 years.  

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake provides me with ample networking opportunities as well as hands on work with real world scenarios.  

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

Winning the first homecoming game in the football programs history in 2019. 

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

The opportunity to compete for a starting position on my athletic teams as well as a quality relatively close to home education.  

Who or what inspires you and why?

My parents have been an inspiration as they have instilled many guiding principles to how I operate my life.  

What is a quote that you abide by?

“The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching”- Ray Lewis 

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

 I have not traveled outside the US yet.