Our focus on youth education is deeply rooted in our community efforts. We aim to develop future leaders who are equipped to enter the workforce and are prepared for an evolving and challenging marketplace. As part of our role in those efforts, we engage promising future talent in a variety of programs to expose individuals to our profession. Some key programs include:
An opportunity for talented first- and second-year college students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about the accounting profession. This program was offered in 16 locations in FY2011 and included over 300 students.
A selective two- to four-day summer program for high-achieving junior and senior level college accounting students who are interested in learning about a career in the public accounting profession. In 2011, 265 students participated in PwC’s National Leadership Adventure.
A 15-month program for academically talented Black and African-American high school juniors. Active in six major US cities, the program is designed to help students navigate the college admissions process. PwC mentors share their experiences and help students broaden their horizons. Since its launch in 2007, 100% of Impact’s graduates have matriculated into colleges and universities. For the class of 2011, the program’s 136 students were offered more than $35 million in cumulative scholarships. In FY2012, we expanded the program to include Latino students.
A preparatory program that positions diverse, high-performing college students to further their professional and technical skills while working with teams across PwC. Participants can also apply for a $3,000 eXceed Scholarship. Since 1990, PwC has awarded over $2.74 million in scholarships to some of the best and brightest diverse students in the United States.