Yuta Shimizu

Home: Yokohama, Japan
Major: Accounting
Minor: Economics
Graduated: Spring 2011

While at Geneseo:
As an Accounting Major and Economics Minor, Yuta was a member of Finance Club.  He joined this club to learn more about the field that he would enter after receiving his degree, where his team created a stock pitch for a small pharmaceutical company in California called Questcor Pharmaceutical. This program was part of the Student Management Invest fund which is supported by the Finance Club. He and his group then made a presentation to the Finance Club and were able to invest real money in the company's stocks.
In addition to participating in organizations that support his academic pursuits, Yuta was a member of the Geneseo Varsity Soccer Team. Yuta played midfield for the Knights. Yuta showed the qualities of an ideal student-athlete by having success both on and off the soccer field.

Yuta was named SUNY Athletic Conference All -Academic Team and SUNY Athletic Conference Comissioner's List for all four years he attended Geneseo. He was also part of the SUNY Athletic All-Tournament Team in 2009. In addition to his accomplishments on the soccer field, Yuta was extremely successful in his academic career as a Geneseo Student. Yuta was given Magna Cum Laude recognition during his senior year here at Geneseo. Magna cum laude is a Latin phrase meaning "with great honor." It is a distinction awarded to students who have displayed remarkable academic distinction. In addition to this honor, Yuta also was on the Dean's List for all four years that he attended Geneseo. To be on the Dean's List, students must receive a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more course hours. Yuta was also inducted into Phi Eta Sigma. Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society of elected students who are ranked in the top 20% of their class and have a GPA above a 3.5 after the first year of their undergraduate program. Yuta is also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.

Where are they now?
After graduating from Geneseo and receiving a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Economics, Yuta participated in an internship at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) as a tax intern. He worked in the Japanese division in the U.S. firm, assisting with editing, proofreading, and providing translation of Japanese-English financial documents. Yuta is currently attending graduate school at Fordham University, where upon completion, will continue working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).


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