Deep Experiences

  • Anthony Maticic

    Anthony Maticic has a keen eye for spotting great opportunities and making smart investments. When he served as chief economist for the IUP Student-Managed Investment Portfolio, valued at more than $1 million, his instincts were part of a student effort that helped with the fund’s success—outperforming the S&P 500.

    He put those same instincts into play when he chose to invest in an IUP education and the Cook Honors College.

    “Being business minded, it’s all about return on investment,” he said. “I was looking for somewhere affordable that had a big presence. I liked that the honors college had a little more academic rigor, and I Iiked that it was writing intensive.”

    His IUP success story is full of experiences that took him deep into his two majors—accounting and economics. He was a member of the S&T Bank Student Advisory Council near campus. With help from the Cook Achievement Fund, he studied in Germany to learn about the intricacies of the European Central Bank. With other Eberly honors students, he took a two-week business course in India.

    Last year, Maticic had an internship at one of the big four accounting firms that led to a job offer after graduation.

    As he finishes his dual degrees this year, he’s serving as president of the Student Accounting Association and looking ahead to his CPA exam.