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Dan Hagerman

Dan Hagerman

Deloitte Tax LLP

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Dan's work combines: Technology, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Senior Tax Consultant

I help clients take advantage of significant tax savings.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Grayling High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Michigan Technological University

  • Graduate Degree


    Wayne State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Tax Preparers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

Graduate Degree: Taxation

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First I took many courses that interested me in High School

  • 2.

    Then I talked to my family about the pros and cons

  • 3.

    Then I applied to the correct programs

  • 4.

    Then I did more exploring in college

  • 5.

    and then I ultimately came back to accounting.

  • 6.

    However I wanted more of a consultative role and ended up in Deloitte's National Tax practice.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You should go to law school, you'll be a great lawyer. or You shouldn't be an accountant - it's so boring.

  • How I responded:

    Accounting is a unique industry and really is up to the individual to make their career work for them; there are accounting roles where you do more data driven work, some where you work solo, and there are others where there is a collaborative approach. Focus on what drives you every day and imagine if you can see yourself excited to come to work. Work isn't always fun, but I feel supported by my team and firm, which is invaluable.