"Who Would Have Thought...?"
Allen (BS '06) - 06/28/2012
Allen (BS '06) met Adam (BS '06) their junior year at the Kelley School. Although they lived near each other, had an Accounting class together, and played basketball together occasionally, they were not close friends. After graduation, Adam joined Meridian Consulting International, a consulting firm in Chicago that was purchased by Edgewater Ranzal in 2010, while Allen joined RubinBrown, a public accounting firm in St. Louis. Allen and Adam had little contact for the next 18 months. Allen was thinking of moving back to Chicago at the same time that Meridian was experiencing growth and looking for new consultants. A Facebook status update by Adam saying "Looking to hire consultants in our growing practice. Let me know if you’re interested" led Allen to contact him. After a few conversations with Adam, Allen decided to pursue the opportunity further and has been working with Adam at Meridian/Edgewater Ranzal since then. Allen could never have guessed that his casual relationship with Adam as students would lead to a rewarding job opportunity. As Allen says, "You just never know what will come from your Alumni network!"
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