Of the many lessons Jack Duncanson ’23 has learned throughout his time at Le Moyne, the most important is this: to ask for help. When Jack first began his college experience on another campus, he tried to do everything on his own. He promised himself that he would break that habit after he transferred to Le Moyne, and that he would reach out to faculty for assistance when he needed it. He’s kept that promise, and it has made all of the difference. Not only is the accounting major succeeding academically, but he is also involved on campus as a member of the Accounting Club.
“From the moment I began meeting with the Le Moyne faculty, I knew I was in the right place,” says Jack. “They were honest about how I could achieve my goals and who could help me achieve them. I felt valued.”
Jack describes the College as a place of “empathy, honesty and community.” He credits his professors with readying him for life after Le Moyne. They have helped him prepare for interviews and networking events that will be crucial to his next professional steps in accounting – earning a master’s degree, becoming a certified public accountant and working for a local accounting firm in Syracuse. But most important, they have taught him the importance of relying on other people and allowing other people to rely on you.
“The best piece of advice I have received since coming to Le Moyne is to be grateful, be kind, try my best, and never give up,” he says.
Le Moyne College is proud to celebrate National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 18-22. For more information about what life is like as a transfer Dolphin, visit the Office of Transfer Admission: lemoyne.edu/transfer .