Lauren Vejvoda

Lauren Vejvoda

Class Year


Current home

Milwaukee, WI


Accounting and Finance

Current Position

Senior Corporate Accountant at Sum Elkay Water Solutions

Lauren Vejvoda ’20 currently works as a senior corporate accountant at Zurn Elkay Water Solutions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She manages prepaid and accruals for their monthly and yearly financials, assists with 10-Q and 10-K reporting, and manages staff accountants.

“I chose Carthage for the small, family-like community, the many organizations it offers, and how the College allowed me to graduate in four years with enough credits to sit for the CPA exam.”

Lauren Vejvoda, ’20

What have you enjoyed most about your career?

“I have enjoyed the challenge, constant change in accounting standards, growth, and getting to always meet and work with new people.”

How did Carthage prepare you?

“The challenge and detail-oriented accounting classes with Professor Julie Dawson absolutely helped guide me and build me into the person I am today. Being given assistance whenever needed from professors always helped in solidifying the material to use in the real world.”

What opportunities were made possible because of your Carthage experience?

“My internship, leadership programs, and first job out of college were made possible because of Carthage. The first company I worked for came to Carthage and offered me to be part of their leadership program, which led to an internship offer and then a full-time position.”

What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?

“Prof. Dawson played the biggest part in my success. Her continual guidance and mentorship allowed me to become my best self in my profession.”

Were you an award recipient? If so, tell us about the awards you received and what they meant to you.

“I received merit scholarships each year, was on the Dean’s List for six semesters, presented in the Celebration of Scholars, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.”

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