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Phillies College Finance Night presented by Citizens Bank, KPMG & PICPA

Event Details

  • Learn from top Phillies, Citizens Bank and KPMG executives during a moderated question and answer session in the Phillies Media Room. Panelists will provide excellent insight into the business of baseball as it pertains to the finance and accounting industry, as well as share their career experience and advice. Speakers include: John Nickolas, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Phillies; Scott Proefrock, Assistant General Manager & Certified Public Accountant, The Phillies, Vincent Drozd, Partner, KPMG LLP; and Daniel Astolfi, SVP Middle Market Regional Executive Mid-Atlantic Region at Citizens Bank.
  • Hear from a Phillies player who will talk about his college and major league experience.
  • Practice networking with Phillies executives and other special guests - including 1983 National League MVP Gary "Sarge" Matthews - during a Phillies Networking Hour. Meet informally with front office personnel from various departments, as well as those who spearhead the Phillies intern and Phillies Ballgirls programs. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. Introduce yourself to recruiters from KPMG LLP, a long-time partner of the Phillies, who will be on site to answer questions about career opportunities with the audit, tax and advisory firm.  Also meet with representatives from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts (PICPA) - the second oldest CPA organization in the United States - who will have information on career opportunities, as well as membership and industry events. 
  • Take #Selfies with the 2008 & 1980 World Series Trophies.
  • Cheer on the Phillies with a ticket to that night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with seating in Sections 241-245.

PICPA Members

PICPA members can click on the "Buy Now" button below and use their special password for discounted tickets.

Additional Details

  • Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and features a Networking Hour and #selfies with the World Series Trophies until 5 p.m.
  • The panel portion of the program officially starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Phillies-Pirates game at 7:05 p.m.
  • The event is limited to 200 students. Interested professors, recent graduates, and parents of students are welcome to attend.
  • Dress is casual to business casual.
  • Students are urged to ask questions throughout the program, as well as in advance, to @Phillies using #CollegeSeries
  • Cost: $30. Includes (in addition to the above networking and panel) a game ticket sections 241-245 ($30 value), as well as $12 worth of concession credit that can be redeemed throughout the ballpark for food, beverage and/or merchandise.
  • First time Uber riders attending #CollegeSeries events: Enjoy $15 off your first Uber ride! Use code PHILSCOLLEGESUMMIT (valid in US only, new users only, expires 9/21/18).

2018 Spring Semester

Monday, April 8 vs. Nationals - Phillies #CollegeSeries Baseball Analytics Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for analytics, statistics, mathematics, economics, business intelligence, MIS/information technology, business & sport management students, as well as those involved with athletics

New! Tuesday, April 9 vs. Nationals - Phillies #CollegeSeries Sports Science & Holistic Health Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, pre-health & sport management students - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Nationals - Phillies #CollegeSeries Stadium Security Partnerships Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for sport/facilities management & law enforcement/criminal justice students

Monday, April 15 vs. Mets - Phillies #CollegeSeries: Business of Sports Media & Marketing Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for communications, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, marketing, social media, business, & sport management students - SOLD OUT

New! Tuesday, April 16 vs. Mets - Phillies #CollegeSeries Computer Science & Operations Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for computer science, computer programming, computer systems analysis, applied mathematics, management & industrial engineering students

Thursday, April 25 vs. Marlins - Phillies #CollegeSeries Finance Night sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business for accounting, finance, business & sport management students

Speaker Bios

Gary Matthews Sr. - Phillies Ambassador & 1983 National League MVP

John Nickolas - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Philllies

Scott Proefrock - Assistant General Manager, The Phillies

Daniel Astolfi - SVP Middle Market Regional Executive Mid-Atlantic Region, Citizens Bank

Vincent Drozd - Partner, KPMG LLP