Boston: KPMG and Jobs for the Future
For our Friday visit, the group went out to KPMG, where we had another very informative panel outline their experiences and their journey to KPMG. It was very interesting how most of the employees at KPMG were not actually accounting majors. Some were not even business majors at all in their undergrad. They gave us a rundown of M&A, tax, and auditing. The employees offered us a ton of insight and it made me really happy to see the potential job opportunities that KPMG had to offer, and the fact that one did not even necessarily have to be an accounting major to be legitimately considered by KPMG had me very interested in KPMG as a whole. There was no shortage of opportunities at KPMG either, as their broad amount of summer and winter internships were outlined to us as well. The only thing we had to consider would be when we would apply, as the waitlist is long for such a large company. The company was very impressive, and I am honestly considering switching my major to accounting after our visit. That visit was a really good time.
After a lunch at Chipotle, we visited Jobs for the Future. Jobs for the Future is a non-profit that focuses on partnering with organizations for the sake of educating members of marginalized communities. Their primary goal is to link these marginalized students with the workforce. Their perspectives were very interesting, as most of their funding came from private donation and a bit also came from federal or local governments. They answered a question of mine about the hiring process at nonprofits, and I found it very interesting because what they look for in potential hires is different from a for-profit company.
After our visit, some students went to the Boston Museum of Science. There some of us viewed and interacted with a handful of exhibits.
Uriel Reyes Vazquez (BBA '21)