If you’re looking to break into the Big 4, one great way to do so is to attend the summer conferences held by the firms.
Networking Opportunities: You have near-exclusive access to recruiters and key employees for an elongated period.
Explore Firms: See if the culture at a particular firm is right for you. Do you like the employees that you meet? Can you picture yourself working in the office you visit?
Get Hired: A lot of people who attend summer conferences get offers for co-op positions or full-time roles.
-Deloitte: Deloitte National Leadership Conference 2017 (Toronto)
-EY: #EYHeadStart (Toronto)
-EY Emerging Leaders Program (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver; Deadline April 2, 2017)
-KPMG: KPMG Executive Look 2017 (Toronto; Deadline April 2, 2017)
-PwC: PwC Talent Academy (Toronto)
There are workshops, team-building activities, meet-and-greets, scavenger hunts, and lot of other fun things!
Perfect! Conference deadlines (and event dates) vary across the country – so do some research and get applying!
Didn't Get Accepted? Don't Worry!
Several of the large accounting firms also host office visits throughout the summer, in anticipation of the craziness of September recruiting season. Ask your university career centre for more details.
-Neal, yconic Student Ambassador
I'm going to be doing a Q&A with one of my managers at work (EY) - maybe several depending on how the first Q&A goes.
Does anyone have any specific questions that they'd like me to ask? Or just things they'd like to know about Big 4 life?
Note: These Managers work in Risk Assurance.