Allison Rountree


Allison Rountree says her father’s influence led her to major in finance and accounting and to minor in data analytics.

“My dad has worked in finance most of my life,” Allison said. “He inspired me to take a few finance classes in high school, and I ended up really enjoying them.”

At ONU, she appreciated the connection between her coursework and real world experience. During one summer, for example, she worked on the FTB team at UBS Financial Services.

“FTB is a team of about 30 people with seven financial advisors,” she explained. “I helped with many different tasks, including some for marketing and financial. I also cleaned a lot of data and organized spreadsheets.”

Photo of Allison standing by building

The finance and accounting major learned a lot from the career planning class she took on “how to be a professional” where she was coached on how to dress, act and write a resume and cover letter. “This really helped me gain confidence when I was going into my internship.”

Being involved with organizations also gave Allison a jump on life after college. She participated in Zeta Tau Alpha, Dean’s Advisory Council, Student Investment Group, and Women in Business.

Her favorite was Zeta Tau Alpha, a fraternity founded in 1898 to connect members through a close bond of sisterhood.

“Zeta Tau Alpha has given me some of the best friends I could ask for and allowed me to take on leadership positions that improve my leadership skills and give me job experience,” she noted.

Also high on her list of unique experiences at ONU is the trip she took to France and Belgium for a class on World War II.

“We saw many famous war monuments and also the beaches of Normandy,” she says. “It is so cool ONU can offer such amazing trips.” 

This go-getter wants students considering colleges to investigate ONU.

“The faculty and staff of the Dicke College of Business Administration are amazing,” she says. “They are willing to help, and they care about students. There are many ways to get involved, and students may continue to follow their passions here.”

Photo of Allison on a bench in front of Dicke Hall