Are you looking for a unique and rewarding career experience? Are you interested in getting your foot in the door with one of the most prestigious professional services organizations in the world? Are you a freshman or sophomore?
PwC's Explore program is an opportunity you can't miss. We are seeking students interested in considering a business or accounting-related major or those who are looking for further information on careers in business and accounting.
If selected, PwC will sponsor your attendance in our one-day program comprised of interactive activities and training sessions aimed at developing teamwork, strategic thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Not only will participation help cultivate these important characteristics, but also it will provide a great networking forum with other students and individuals from PwC. The Explore program is an outstanding opportunity for talented, freshmen and sophomores to learn more about the accounting profession and to discover their career goals and aspirations, all while having a lot of fun.
If you have any additional questions or want more information around the Explore program, please contact your school recruiter.
Every year, thousands of students enter the field of public accounting. And while they may have completed the educational requirements needed to join an accounting firm, we hear again and again that the “real world” of a professional services firm is much more interesting than expected. What makes a career in public accounting so unique? We asked five new associates five questions to find out about their personal experience. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say:
What surprised you most about being an accounting major in college?
The numerous opportunities and career paths you can take, plus how integral accounting is to all aspects of a business’s operation.
How has your opinion of accounting changed since graduation?
There’s a perception that accounting is all about number-crunching and carrying a calculator around. There’s much more to accounting. Understanding different businesses, interacting with people at all levels of an organization, analyzing financial statements, and interpreting what the numbers mean are just some of the additional items most people don’t realize are part of the accounting field. Accounting has challenged me to think beyond the numbers themselves and consider the impact that number will have on a company as it changes over time.
What is the most unusual assignment you’ve worked on?
I was once on a practice development project where I researched the gaming laws and regulations for all 50 states — researching casinos, racetracks, lotteries, etc.
Name the most unusual place you have traveled for business.
I am currently working on an engagement in Los Angeles at a movie production company. L.A. is not an unusual place, but working on a movie studio lot is.
What is the best piece of advice you would give someone who was considering a career in accounting?
I would recommend that you speak to a number of different individuals to get a feel for what day-to-day life is really like. Talk to people who have been in the field for a few years at both private companies and public accounting firms to understand what opportunities they have experienced.
We are seeking high performing students interested in considering a business or accounting-related major, if not yet declared, or those looking for further information on careers in accounting and other business related fields.
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