Alumni Profiles

Our business alumni have taken time to reflect on their DeSales experiences which describe their time as a student and their personal challenges and achievements. We hope you find the information interesting and helpful. 

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Susko, Russell - Class of 2005


Russell Susko
Loan Setup Analyst/Funder 
Aurora Loan Services 
Lehman Brothers

Why I Do What I Do: I have always had an interest in finance, economics, and business.

Birth Place: Wilkes-Barre, PA

Current Residence: Hackettstown, NJ

High School: Bishop Hoban High School, 2001


  • Graduated with honors

  • Two-time state competitor in cross-country

Higher Education: DeSales University, 2005


  • Graduated Cum Laude in Finance

  • National Dean's List

  • Tenth place finish in 2004, Barron's Challenge

Jobs Held In College:

  • Camp Counselor

  • Accounting Assistant

  • Assistant to Financial Advisor

Hobbies: Reading fantasy/classics, writing, investing in the stock market, good movies, traveling, and being with friends/family

Sports Personalities: Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt

Courses I Loved: Philosophy, Investments and Portfolio Management

Career Goals: Achieve management level position; consistently outperform stock market

Influential People: Professors Hojjat, Krajsa, and Coach Al Weiner

Biggest Challenge: Procrastination

Advice I Would Give: Work diligently and you will achieve your dreams. Invest early to retire early.

What I Liked Best About DeSales: All of the good people I met.

What I Miss Most About DeSales: Free time

Advice for Present DeSales Students: Study and give every test your best effort. A difficult major and good grades lead to satisfying jobs.

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