Developing Leadership Skills On and Off Campus

As a student musician, hockey player, and accounting and finance club member, Kevin Richardson ’12 made the most of his time at Nichols. He now carries those diverse experiences into the workplace as an Enterprise Risk Services Consultant at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Richardson graduated with a double major in accounting and finance. He appreciates the leadership experience he gained while at Nichols. “Nearly every management, accounting, and finance class required group activities,” Richardson says. “I am comfortable managing projects as a result of this.”

During his senior year, he found the classroom experience even more challenging, with business simulations that prepared him to think and react quickly within a high pressure environment. “Being in a team environment helped me learn to practice my leadership skills, delegate, and bring people together to achieve one goal.”

In his current position, helping his clients manage their financial, technological, and business risks, Richardson continues to hone those skills within a team environment.

In addition to developing his leadership skills, Richardson also matured as a musician while at Nichols. “I began playing small concerts with just my guitar and by my senior year, I was playing with a band for a college-sponsored concert. I don’t think I would have had this opportunity at a larger school,” he adds.

“You’re not just a number at Nichols. The teachers will know your name and guide you in the right direction as far as your goals and career,” he explains. “If you put in the effort and get to know the teachers, the opportunities are unlimited. If you are the type of person who really works hard, you will get something out of it.”

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