At our 99th Mitsui Lunchtime Forum, we welcomed Karole F. Lloyd, the Vice Chair and Southeast Managing Partner at Ernst & Young. Ms Lloyd’s career has spanned across over three decades and has taken her across the country from Birmingham to Dallas, St. Louis, New York, and even to Toronto, Canada.
She offered students three tips for success:
1. Develop your intellectual curiosity.
2. Say “yes” often and “no” strategically.
3. Build your network.
Ms. Lloyd feels that accounting is an industry where people value and trust accountants and explained that it has readily adapted to the economic downturn by adapting new regulation standards.
“You are an asset,” she told students. She hailed the current generation as one that is more willing to leanr and embrace new technology and has a desire to make a difference.
Ms. Lloyd presented a video on the rapid impact new technology has had on the way interpersonal and business connections are formed which will be posted on the Weissman Center’s YouTube page.