"I feel confident that everything I learned in and out of the classroom will set me on a path toward success." Nathalie Ivers, ’15, looks back on her years at the Robins School of Business as she approaches graduation.

Hailing from Chatham, New Jersey, Ivers was drawn to the University of Richmond by a family member. “My aunt is a 1988 graduate, and to this day her friends still come together at least once a year. I understood that this was an indication of the strong relationships I would make during my own time here.”

Ivers, a double major in accounting and math, said, “I decided to study accounting after taking Fundamentals of Financial Accounting with Professor Rohrbach. He convinced me that it is an excellent degree that would establish a solid foundation for a successful career. Today, I’m very happy to say I’ll begin working at PwC this summer.”

She looks forward to beginning her life after graduation with friends she made at the Robins School. “I’ll be moving to Washington D.C. next month with two amazing friends and fellow accounting majors. I’ll spend the summer getting settled in our new apartment and studying for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam before starting my job.”

During Westhampton College’s Senior Celebration earlier this semester, Ivers was awarded the Diamond Award. The recipient is said to be a woman who shows an understanding of the history and values of Westhampton College while being a leader on campus. “None of the nominees knew we were nominated until our names were announced at the dinner. I’m honored to be the recipient of the award this year. A lot of my spare time has gone to serving on the Westhampton College Government Association. My experience in student government is one of the main reasons my time at Richmond has been so exciting.  I’ll always carry my passion and dedication for the University and Westhampton College wherever I go.”

She reflected, “The event was a wonderful way to come together as a class before graduation and look back on our time at Richmond. As a freshman, my goal was to get a good internship and land a job after graduation. As a senior, I’m inspired to not only have the good job, but also to be the best leader I can be while doing my part in improving a company and motivating others.”

Ivers described her vision of her post-graduation future. “I’m excited to start working at PwC and hope to meet a lot of inspiring people. While I’m not certain where my career will take me, I find comfort in knowing that I’m starting at such a great company where I’ll be able to learn and take advantage of exciting opportunities. I hope to continue being a leader at both PwC and as a volunteer in my free time. Over spring break I read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead hoping it would inspire and motivate me to take control of my career and continue to be a leader. I look forward to starting at PwC with the insights I gained.”

“At Richmond, I’ve made lifelong friends and have greatly enjoyed studying here. Over the past four years, I have grown to love Richmond and have taken advantage of wonderful restaurants, events and festivals. I have enjoyed serving as a leader on campus and being a part of important developments in the community.”

Ivers has been chosen as the business student to appear on University of Richmond’s coffee sleeves. Find them this fall at campus dining locations.

Photo (left to right): Prachi Mehta, Melissa Munoz, Ivers and Danielle DiClemente at Senior Celebration