Senior Interviews – Dave Phelan


Major: Triple Major of Accounting, Economics and Finance

What is your role in the Ambassadors?

My role in the Ambassadors has been a general member and I have always been a member of the University Relations committee.

When did you join the Ambassadors?

Spring of 2013

What is your fondest Ambassadors and/or IUP memory?

My favorite memory as an Ambassador was the Spring Retreat in 2013. The retreat was fantastic and I really enjoyed getting to know the other members of Ambassadors better along with working through obstacles with one another.

What are your plans after graduation?

I have received and accepted a job offer from Deloitte and Touche in their Philadelphia office as an auditor for them. I start that job next fall so I will be finishing up my schooling and begin studying for the CPA exam between now and then.

Oh no! You’re stuck on a stranded island! What 3 items do you bring?

I would bring a computer, the series Band of Brothers, and something to hydrate with.

If you could have dinner with 5 deceased people, who would they be?

I would love to have a dinner with Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, George Washington, and my grandfather.

If you could relive any moment in your life, which would it be?

One of my favorite moments in my life was when I was eleven and I climbed to the top of Grouse Mountain outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. The sun was just starting to set and the Pacific Ocean sits to the west of the city. As the sun hit the ocean and reflected back into the city the view was amazing. I’d love to be back on top of that mountain to see that view again.

If you could learn any language, what would it be?

I would like to learn Spanish if I could learn any one language.

What’s one interesting fact that no one knows about you?

I have to ambition to climb the seven summits before I die. Not sure if this goal will ever become a reality, but if I have the time and money to do it I plan to.


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