Jim talks with Dan Patrick, a Finance executive. Dan talks about his willingness to explore several ‘majors’ in college and even transfer schools to find the ‘right-fit’ for him. Dan explains the difference between ‘Finance” and ‘Accounting’ , often not well understood by people outside the field. They discuss the skills/credentials needed to be successful the field(s) and what a typical day might look like. Dan also shares his thoughts on leadership and mentoring; what has been satisfying (and frustrating); and the role luck has played in his career. Finally, he talks about being aware of, and choosing, a career that you can be motivated by and hopefully passionate about; but also one that meets your financial responsibilities and lifestyle goals.