Where HU Takes U: Tyler Harp

Once a part of the Heidelberg family, always a part of the Heidelberg family – but after graduation, our Student Princes are now the hard-working and ever-learning leaders of a new community. In our new web series, we’re checking in with our recent grads about their Heidelberg journeys, and asking them Where HU Takes U.

Tyler Harp

Tyler Harp grew up in Walbridge, Ohio. He graduated from Heidelberg in 2018 with a degree in Accounting and a music minor.

What is your current position and when did you begin?

Accounting and Advisory Services In-Charge at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. I joined the firm in May of 2022.

What has been surprising about your new position or the process of earning it thus far?

I've been pleasantly surprised by the remarkable scope of projects that I've become a part of since transitioning beyond the entry-level phase of my career joining Deloitte. Having worked in both prior corporate and accounting firm roles, I love how Deloitte has harnessed my background to strategically position me on a diverse array of projects. This has translated into an engaging work experience, with each day offering a fresh set of challenges and opportunities.

What knowledge or skills do you rely on most in your day to day life?

The skill I rely on most is communication. The ability to effectively convey ideas, listen actively, and ensure understanding for our clients has been pivotal in navigating both personal and professional interactions.

What experiences or individuals were particularly impactful during your time at Heidelberg and in what ways?

My list for this is definitely extensive, however, I do have two individuals I want to mention: Ashley Helmstetter and her advisory of Rho Eta Delta and Dr. Gregory Ramsdell and the Concert Choir. Ashley helped me with my first internship and advised me on fraternal affairs when I was on campus and impacted my life positively. Dr. Ramsdell "took a shot" on me and let me join the Concert Choir after an admittedly poor audition. Eventually becoming president of the Concert Choir, Dr. Ramsdell early on proved to me that Heidelberg professors are there to make an investment in the student. 

What advice do you have for current undergrads trying to find their next step?

In my view, the most crucial skill for undergraduates as they transition into the professional world is networking. The large network that Heidelberg has can be tapped to find the next opportunity, or networking with peers/professors. The "it's not just what you know, but who you know" reigns true. Make the phone call, have that lunch with someone new, get out of your comfort shell!

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