Yugi Paul ’17TCB, ’18MS credits St. John’s for his successful career path.
Anyone who has been affiliated with The Peter J. Tobin College of Business for the past few years may find it strange that Yougnand Paul ’17TCB, ’18MS is no longer around.
Yugi, as he is known, has been a fixture at Tobin since he arrived from Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx in the fall of 2013. A first-generation Guyanese American and the first in his family to attend college, Mr. Paul contributed to the life of the University with his work in the Division of Student Affairs, Student Development, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. His numerous honors included being the 2017 Student Leader of the Year, a Presidential Medalist, a Dean’s Fellow, and the student marshal at Tobin’s 2018 Commencement.
He earned his undergraduate degree in 2017 and his graduate degree in accounting in 2018 with a 4.0-grade point average in each.
During the last year of his college career, Mr. Paul’s career path began to take shape when he took Associate Professor of Accountancy David Y. Chan, Ph.D.’s online class in Concepts and Applications in Auditing.
“There was something about Yugi’s work that stood out,” said Dr. Chan, who directs both the M.S. in Risk and Financial Advisory Program and the Internal Audit Education Partnership Program. “His work ethic was of high quality, and I was happy to recommend him to our top employers.”
Dr. Chan’s recommendation led to an opportunity with Citi. After a grueling, four-part interview, Mr. Paul was quickly offered a job. He is now an Internal Auditor on Citi’s Internal Audit Innovation Team.
“St. John’s made a 1,000 percent difference in my life,” Mr. Paul said, noting all of the different experiences and people whom he has encountered.