Tippie SlideShare Competition: Karen Rubel

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Karen Rubel answers the question: Why should the Tippie MBA invest in you?

Karen's and our other finalists' presentations were up for public voting for one week as part of the Tippie MBA SlideShare competition. The slideshow creator with the most "likes" after one week was the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship.

Total votes for Karen: 11 via SlideShare, 44 via Facebook

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Tippie SlideShare Competition: Karen Rubel

  1. 1. Tippie’s Next Investment Karen Rubel
  2. 2. Karen Rubel – Get to know me Undergraduate experience Work accomplishments Family life Fun facts Future plans
  3. 3. Karen Rubel – Undergraduate experience  Graduated from Loras College in 2008 with Degrees in Accounting and Criminal Justice  3.9/4.0 GPA, Provost’s Top Twenty Students (highest GPAs in college)  Internships with McGladrey LLP, Deere & Company, Dubuque County Courthouse, and Carlisle Communications  Graduated in four years with 150+ hours  Organized, diligent
  4. 4. Karen Rubel – Work accomplishments  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  Started professional career with Deere & Company in Davenport, Iowa and transferred to San Diego, California  Left Deere to gain experience in public accounting with McGladrey LLP in Cedar Rapids  Since starting with McGladrey, created efficiencies to reduce charge hours in engagements by an average of 21%  Received 2012 Regional McGladrey Achievement Award for Excellence  Intuitive, ability to manage
  5. 5. Karen Rubel – Family life  Will celebrate my five-year wedding anniversary with my husband (who is also a CPA) in August 2013  Son, Brandon, will be four in July 2013  Daughter, Payson, is nine months  Two dogs, Melby and Sunny (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) will be six and four in October 2013  Empathize, work-life balance
  6. 6. Karen Rubel – Fun facts  Have been to games at all 30 major league baseball stadiums with my husband  Enjoy traveling, reading, and scrapbooking Committed, creative
  7. 7. Karen Rubel – Future plans  Graduate with a specialization in Corporate Finance  Be involved in student organizations  Pursue opportunities for an accelerated career, with no restrictive requirements for industry or location Open, flexible, willing to adapt
  8. 8. Invest in Karen Rubel Invest in me, and you will invest in a hard-worker who has proven herself both academically and professionally, while balancing a family and social life.

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