Jason Lambert '15: Experiential learning solidified course of study, career path
Hometown: East Hampton, CT
Path: International Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Boston)
Bryant became Jason Lambert’s top college choice when he visited and observed the close-knit campus community and active student body. He sensed that the University was a place where he could create academic, social, and career opportunities.
The Accounting major became a Student Ambassador, traveled to Italy as part of the Sophomore International Experience, and was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon – National Economics Honor Society.
Before his senior year began, Lambert received job offers from two prestigious accounting firms. He chose PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he assumed assume the role of international tax associate.
“What really solidified my passion for accounting was taking part in the PwC xTax Competition in my sophomore year,” says Lambert, whose parents are accountants. “The competition challenges students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world business issues.”
Through Bryant’s nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education, Lambert secured four internships, allowing him to narrow his career field. He also came to the attention of PwC Tax Partner Bob Calabro ’88, a Bryant trustee, whom Lambert met at various campus events.
“Bob became interested in me as a student first,” says Lambert. “He later invited me to the Boston office to show me the firm, talk about different areas within accounting, and get to know me. He is someone I look up to, and I am so appreciative of the time he gives to mentor Bryant students like me.” Lambert plans to pay it forward by taking an active role in mentoring Bryant students.
Taking advantage of Bryant’s accelerated graduate degree program, Lambert earned a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) in December 2015. “I knew the MST program covered every area of tax and is taught by some of the best practitioners in the country,” he says. Throughout his Bryant career, he has developed friendships with faculty in all academic areas. Being able to go to these professors for advice has been invaluable, he adds.