On Friday, March 8th our itinerary was set up to see KPMG in the morning, grab lunch from Chipotle and visit Jobs for the Future in the afternoon. We started our day at 9:30am with all the Ramblers eager to share their research and embark on their last day of adventures in Boston.
I was particularly excited for KPMG since I am a second-year accounting major; KPMG is a firm I have always wanted to learn more about since there are no representatives recruiting at Loyola’s campus. Going into their office being able to tour around and speak with a number of associates was extremely insightful! I was able to get so many perspectives from all of the staff members and hearing each and every one of their journeys was amazing. We also briefly spoke with John who is an audit partner at the firm. Hearing his background and advice was so helpful; he was very personable and I hope to reach out to him to be able to keep in touch.
Mary was absolutely amazing; she gave us such a great presentation on the company’s values and culture, in addition to explaining all of the opportunities available for students. The career path options are unlimited! I would love to explore the audit internships and diversity leadership programs to get more experience in that area of accounting since I only have a tax background as of right now. Their advisory department seems to be the most ideal in my opinion with all of the traveling involved.
From a higher education perspective, I really loved the company’s incentives. I already plan on doing a Masters in Science of Accountancy with a Data Analytics Certification post-undergrad to be able to sit for the CPA and they have incentives directed for exactly that! On top of the training programs based in Florida for training, it was amazing to see a firm invest in their staff’s education and professional development. I had a blast; we also were given a KPMG blanket which made all of our students very happy!