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Faculty Newsletter - May 2021

Dear Educators,

As the school year wraps up, we are pleased to be recognized by Diversity Inc and LinkedIn. We have included CEO Action for Racial Equity’s announcement of its agenda. We also highlight a discussion regarding the importance of mental health support, an audit senior associate’s podcast about his career path, and two thought leadership pieces discussing the automation mindset and treating digital upskilling as an employee benefit. In addition, we share a podcast on top US economic trends and PwC publications on building digital trust and the current state of the SPAC spree.

DiversityInc Hall of Fame

We are honored to be named to the DiversityInc Hall of Fame for the 8th year in a row as we continue working to drive change in our communities and across the business sector.

Tech while you trek

LinkedIn’s Top Companies

We’re #PwCProud that we've been named to LinkedIn’s Top Companies once again and energized for what's to come.

leading with guts

CEO Action for Racial Equity

With the launch of CEO Action for Racial Equity last year, we embraced the responsibility to help drive change in our communities. In May, the Fellowship announced its agenda for advancing racial equity through public policy. Learn more here.

Entry level careers site, virtual interview tips

Importance of mental health support at work

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, our Well-Being Leader, DeAnne Aussem, discusses with Thrive Global the importance of mental health support as part of the employee experience. Click to read.

internship show

The Internship Show Podcast

Senior Associate Patrick Wong shares why he chose to start his career at PwC on The Internship Show podcast by Scholars, Inc. Listen here.

covid19, covid

A people-first automation mindset

Upskilling in automation technologies can transfer to real business impact, especially when it comes to technologies such as robotics process automation (RPA). RPA has the potential to empower employees to apply automation to their everyday work, so how do we communicate those benefits and relieve any uneasiness around citizen-led innovation? Click here to find out!

Governance Insights

Upskilling is the new 401K

Tech-enabled employees are the lifeblood of any thriving enterprise today. To remain relevant, employers need to inspire employees to upskill. Treating upskilling as an employee benefit can work to catalyze adoption, according to Joe Atkinson, the Vice Chair and Chief Products and Technology Officer at PwC. Click to read more.

Forecast 2021: Top US economic trends to watch

Hear PwC’s US Senior Economist, Chris Benko, insights on the exacerbating disparity in the workforce and how economic levers can lead to a more productive future. Click to learn more.

Building digital trust: The partnership of leadership and operations

Security & privacy-first businesses won't wait for regulations to set the new rules of digital trust. Instead, they are innovating with a bold customer-focus to earn credibility. Learn more in our latest survey. Click here to learn more.

The SPAC spree: Current state

2020 will forever be known as the year that brought us both a global pandemic and a historic presidential election. Amid those headlines, it was also the year of an active initial public offering (IPO) market through investment vehicles known as “SPACs,” a trend that has continued and even accelerated in 2021. Going public through a “special purpose acquisition company” has become extremely popular. Sometimes referred to as a “blank check” company, a SPAC is created with capital from its initial investors, undergoes an IPO to raise additional capital, and acquires a private company target that becomes a public company (or a subsidiary of one), often referred to as “de-SPACing.” Continue reading here.

We hope you find this information useful. Please contact if we can be of assistance.

Best Regards,

Julie Peters, US University Relations Leader

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