"It was a real pleasure to hear Mr. Gillis share his knowledge and experience as a CPA. Looking back and reflecting over his story it seems very interesting that a simple decision to take Intro to Accounting would lead him to a successful career almost 30 years long. I could feel his genuine joy when he spoke about his position with Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Company."
- Jason Thomas
"At dinner talking to Mr. Gillis and seeing him reflect back to when he was a student here at Thiel and how many of the professors made an impact on his life really showed me that I am not only getting a grade A quality education. After talking with Mr. Gillis and hearing his presentation, I know that I will enjoy my career in Accounting."
- Kalisha Johnson
"An important lesson learned was don't worry about deciding every little detail of your life and career because things will happen to you that take you in the direction you are supposed to go."
- Mathew Saur
"He told us that he does business with many other countries. Therefore, I asked whether there is a problem working with international businesses because of cultural differences in thinking and communicating. He gave an example of the international accounting conference in Montreal and said that is not a problem in dealing with international businesses.
- Hyewon Ma
"He gave us many encouraging words to inspire us to think bigger than just what we see around us. He wanted us to think of the accomplishments we could make globally."
- Sarah DiFrango