"Lessons learned include: 1)Keep your emotions in check, don't make things personal. 2)Learn to pick your battles. 3)Networking is very important, do not burn bridges. 4)Keep current with the world, technology, news. 5)If you are going to send a thank you letter write a hand written letter, don't send an email."
~ Billy Roosa
"It was a real pleasure to listen to Mark Dowdell's speech, and to hear all of the interesting stories of how he became the successful person that he is today."
~ Brandon Bukovinsky
"I asked Mark what advice he could give us graduating seniors who are about to enter our professional careers in a suffering economy. He told me that we should be diligent. We should never lose confidence; continue putting resumes out there, and when you get an interview, be professional."
~ Ellie Belleau
"He quickly became a senior examiner, senior staff accountant, and branch chief. This seems to be a very quick progression but it shows how diligent Mr. Dowdell must have been while working for the SEC, further evidence is him receiving the Examination Award of Excellence."
~ Michael Roberts