Raven Internship Leads to Job Offer

The Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program at Benedictine College promotes Catholic identity in public life by forming a new generation of leaders who unite faith and reason in their work. On Fellows Fridays, the Gregorian Institute will introduce you to some of these extraordinary students.

Ashley Langan worked for RubinBrown, a Public Accounting Firm, over the summer in St. Louis — and now the company wants to hire her fulltime next summer.

Langan is a class of 2020 accounting student from St. Louis suburb Fenton, Mo.

“I worked as an assurance team member which meant that I went out to various companies in St. Louis and would work on their audit reports.”

She was able to work with many nonprofits and appreciated “checking to make sure that the companies in my hometown are running in an ethical way.”

She met the company through a “Meet the Firms” event Benedictine accounting students participated in. She followed up with lunch events at the firm and with on-campus and onsite interviews. “The whole recruiting process took over a year, but was definitely worth it to be able to work for such an amazing company,” she said.

Langan said she was amazed by how much work goes into running a company smoothly. “There are so many guidelines that companies must comply by and then there is so much work that must go into preparing for a yearly audit.”

Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.