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Taryn Ruane ’13L, ’15MS

Gaining an Edge for Success

Earning a master’s degree from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business while completing her degree at St. John’s School of Law took strong commitment on the part of Taryn Ruane ’13L, ’15MS. Not only did the University prepare her for a fulfilling career, but it also taught her the rewards of hard work and perseverance.

Today, Ms. Ruane is a manager in the New York-based professional services firm Grant Thornton LLP, where she handles state and local tax compliance issues while advising clients. From a compliance perspective, she prepares returns for corporations and not-for-profit organizations. As a consultant, she addresses restructuring projects that enhance administrative efficiencies for companies, minimize tax filings, and limit liabilities.

Ms. Ruane said her networking experiences at St. John’s helped prepare her for her current position. “I went to every Career Services event,” she said. “Years later, when I decided to change firms, I ended up joining my current company by talking with people who remembered me from St. John’s.”

The Southbury, CT, native also credits The Peter J. Tobin College of Business with giving her an edge in a global industry. “I felt confident that if I worked hard and committed myself to my course work, I would have the knowledge and skills to get the job I wanted in my field,” Ms. Ruane said.