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Hopes, Dreams (and Fears) Pt. 1

The first in a seven-part series

08-15-2011
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It’s been a wild ride for members of the class of 2011. They entered the University of San Francisco  in the fall of 2007 when the economy was booming. They saw a near collapse of the world’s economy, a modest recovery, the election of the country’s first African-American president, political upheaval marked by regime change, and a still shaky job market. In this series USF Magazine polled graduating seniors to ask them what it all means as they head out into the world.

Dave Andrade

MAJOR: Accounting & Finance with a minor in Music

HOMETOWN: Soquel, CA

IMMEDIATE PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:

Take 10 days off to spend with family and friends before continuing a full-time internship with Dolby Laboratories during the summer before starting my professional career in public accounting with Grant Thornton in October.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST HOPE?

As I prepare to graduate, my greatest hope is that USF will continue to provide future students the same amazing learning experiences and supportive community that I was so fortunate to have.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST DREAM?

My greatest dream is to eventually pursue music as more than just a hobby or side interest. One of my greatest dreams coming into USF was to join an a capella vocal group. Having turned that dream into a reality, I soon realized that vocal music is truly my passion I hope to some day become a semi-professional composer and arranger of a capella vocal music.

AS YOU LEAVE USF, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

One of my greatest fears upon graduation is that I may get too wrapped up in my professional career to stop and appreciate life or pursue my true passions. I also fear that vastly differing post-graduation plans may prohibit me from seeing many of the wonderful friends I've made during my four years at USF.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?

In five years, I hope to have the flexibility in my work life that I am able to return to USF and participate in activities open to alumni. In particular, I want to begin a trend of USF alumni returning to perform with USF Voices, which is open to alumni in addition to current students.

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