May 13, 2013
For St. John’s students looking to break into the world of
Finance, look no further than
Peter Micca ’89CBA. A Partner at Deloitte
& Touche LLP – an audit, financial advisory, tax and
consulting firm –Micca is looking to further develop the strong
network that exists between St. John’s students and alumni.
“We have over 200 St. John’s alumni working here at Deloitte,”
Micca explained. “My hope is to bring that community together,
while also providing fantastic opportunities for current
To this end, Micca has spearheaded a St. John’s alumni newsletter
circulated within Deloitte, keeping graduates up-to-speed on campus
news. In addition, the newsletter informs them of ways they can
mentor current students and
make a gift to the University.
“I’d like to create a culture of giving very early in the stages of
our employees’ career,” he noted. “Even if a person is only giving
$10 a year to start out, that number will likely snowball as the
person’s career develops. What we’re doing is important because it
shows young people how vital it is for them to contribute to a
fantastic institute of learning, like St. John’s.”
As a company, Deloitte assists students in tremendous ways. For
example, it awards scholarships to students annually and, last year
alone, hired 19 graduate students. For Micca, this is the same type
of generosity that he was shown when he was a student.
“I enjoyed a summer internship with Deloitte, working there for
almost two years before taking full-time employment,” he said.
“Firms were smaller then, meaning they were much more intimate. You
could very quickly and easily meet partners, so joining Deloitte
was an easy decision for me at that point in my life.”
Similarly, attending St. John’s was another easy decision for
Micca. In addition to its prime location in New York City and its
strong Business curriculum, Micca’s freshman year coincided with
one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the University’s
Men’s Basketball program.
“That was the Final Four year,” Micca recalled. “So, yeah, just
imagine how exciting it was on campus. For sure, that made my
decision to attend St. John’s an even easier one.”
He continued, ““But, beyond that, the education I received taught
me how to work hard. There’s a practicality to an STJ education in
terms of balancing multiple commitments and work styles, something
that I think is quite unique, and you can see how effective it is
from the strong quality of the students who graduate.”
Today, Micca is impressed to see how much the Queens campus has
grown since his undergraduate years. And he’s also enjoyed watching
the STJ alumni network expand. Through his work at Deloitte and is
strong involvement with St.
John’s The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, he’s been proud
to contribute to both the University’s social and academic
“For me, it’s less about work and more about fun,” he explained.
“I’ll come to campus to attend a meeting, and I end up chatting
with an old friend I haven’t seen in a while. And then we work
together to do what we can to contribute a small piece to shaping
the future of the University.”
As Micca can attest, the caliber of students has continued to
improve, making them desirable candidates for Deloitte.
“Let me tell you, St. John’s is a better place than ever in regards
to recruitment for us,” he said. “Today, the University has more
campus activities for students to get involved in, more
international students and a strong crop of young men and women
from right here in New York. It’s phenomenal – and I’m glad to be a
part of this great community.”