After finishing his second year at the DeGroote School of Business, Saman joined the Audit practice at KPMG Hamilton in May of 2012. During his summer internship, Saman obtained a wide variety of experience working on various types of clients including Municipalities, NPOs, and Universities. He was also involved with the Ultimate Frisbee Team and was a guest tweeter for the @KPMGCampusCDN “Day in the Life of a Summer Intern”.
Outside of work, Saman enjoys getting outdoors and playing soccer, tennis, and basketball. Saman’s favourite part of the summer was getting to work with multiple engagement teams on a variety of clients. This helped him gain valuable skills and knowledge which he will be able to use in the future. Saman also enjoyed getting to know everyone in the office by participating in social and volunteer events.
Solana started at KPMG through the Commerce Internship Program in September 2011. During her term, she had the chance to work in the Audit and U.S Tax Practices. She enjoyed working with a diverse range of clients from manufacturing to not-for-profit organizations. Through her co-op experience, she got to be part of many engagement teams, gaining valuable industry knowledge from her team members while building friendly relationships.
Solana’s favourite part was the opportunity to socializing with all her co-workers through KPMG social events and activities. This also included Volunteer Day, where all KPMG staff was given the chance to help their local community.
Outside of work, Solana enjoys playing the piano and guitar, and traveling. She loves to watch hockey, attending as many games as she can during busy season. After she finishes her undergrad at McMaster, she is looking forward to traveling to Europe or South America.
After finishing three years in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Leanne joined KPMG on a yearlong internship beginning in September 2011. Leanne is part of the audit group in Hamilton, which allowed her the opportunity to spend three weeks working in St. John’s, Newfoundland during the spring. She has also been able to get involved in a number of KPMG community events, including being a volunteer for the KPMG Community Garden. When not at work Leanne loves to rollerblade, spend time with her fiancé and be involved at her local church. She also enjoys traveling and is currently planning a backpacking trip in southern Europe.
After completing his third year at the DeGroote School of Business, Vishnu joined as an intern through campus recruitment with KPMG in September of 2011.During his year-long internship, Vishnu had the opportunity to work within the audit and enterprise functions where he was able to gain valuable knowledge relating to assurance and corporate taxation. During his internship he took part in intramural dodgeball and played recreational basketball on a regular basis with his colleagues.
Outside of work, Vishnu enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball (an avid basketball fan) and watching movies. Vishnu has been active in the community from his days in high school and had the chance to volunteer with certain organizations during his internship, while also taking part in KPMG’s National Volunteer Day. Vishnu’s favourite part of his work term was getting to know all the other interns and associates in the office by participating in events from volunteering to participating in various athletic/recreational events.
Saba started at KPMG as a summer intern in May 2012, after completing her third year at McMaster University in Hamilton. Her first rotation was in Audit, working with the Enterprise group based out of the North York Office. During her four weeks with the Enterprise group, Saba got to work with many interesting clients such as the Canadian Coptic Church in Mississauga and Gilda’s Club, a support network for cancer patients. Saba’s second rotation was in Community Leader where she got to organize different events with organizations such as Free the Children.
Saba also took part in the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament and on a Lawn Bowling team while at KPMG. When not at work, Saba serves as the President of the Pakistan Development Fund at McMaster University, an organization centered on capacity building in Pakistan. Saba’s favorite part of her summer internship at KPMG was getting to know all the other interns, it was a fabulous experience!
This year was Bryan’s second summer internship with KPMG. Bryan started the summer by returning to work with the Financial Institutions Audit group. This opportunity allowed him to get an in-depth look into the structure and operations of Canadian banks. His second rotation was in the Advisory practice, where he spent six weeks. Last year, Bryan also worked in the US Corporate Tax group and learned a great deal about the preparation of corporate tax returns and tax legislation. Outside of work, Bryan spends his time playing hockey, going golfing, and scuba diving whenever possible.
Bryan’s favourite part of the summer was getting to go out to clients and take part in audits with the engagement teams. This helped him gain a greater understanding of how the auditing process works, and to acquire important technical skills he will be able to use in the future. Another highlight for Bryan was getting to know the other interns through the many trainings, socials, sports, and volunteer events that were held throughout the summer.
If you have any questions regarding the internship experience at KPMG, feel free to stop Bryan on campus or send him an email at
Patrick Morrison joined KPMG as a summer intern in both 2011 and 2012 where he worked with the Transaction Services Advisory practice. Patrick will return to McMaster University in September to complete the final year of his Honours Commerce degree at the DeGroote School of Business. Since joining the firm, Patrick has worked in support of a variety of acquisitions, primarily on behalf of private equity clients.
Patrick thoroughly enjoyed his two summer internship experiences at KPMG where he was given the opportunity to acquire skills, develop relationships and grow as an individual. The KPMG Summer Internship Program’s “Work hard, play hard” mentality made for two memorable summers with newly made friends. Patrick will return to school in the fall alongside his fellow colleagues from McMaster as a KPMG Campus Ambassador.
Outside of work, Patrick enjoys travelling, playing soccer and working out. During the 2011-12 school year, Patrick spent nine months on academic exchange in Japan where he learned to speak Japanese. Patrick plays soccer for KPMG’s GTA team, where he must run non-stop to compensate for his lack of soccer abilities! Within the next five years Patrick hopes to achieve his CA designation and climb Mt. Everest.
Sulaim, a third year McMaster University student who has had an amazing internship experience so far. Entering training he was extremely nervous however the people at the firm have calmed him down. His first rotation is in tax, where he has little expertise, however KPMG has held intuitive training sessions to assist the transition. His second rotation will begin in the Enterprise group which he is looking forward to.
On Sulaim’s down time, he enjoys meeting new people and being active with sports. Recently, he participated in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament in support of the charity Aga Khan Foundation which was a great way to be involved and give back to the community.
Sumeet joined KPMG as a summer intern in May 2012 and started his first rotation with the Enterprise group. He had the opportunity to work on a variety of private and not-for-profit clients. His second rotation was in National Shared Services Finance group, where he worked with financial analysts to develop KPMG’s financial plan for the following year. Sumeet had the chance to see how KPMG’s financial results are accumulated right from the individual transaction to the final reporting package. During his summer internship at KPMG, Sumeet was involved in a variety of fundraising initiatives; such as Motionball and The World Partnership Walk. He was also a member of the Athletic Committee and Ultimate Frisbee team.
When not at work, Sumeet enjoys working out, playing basketball and trying new restaurants.
Ray started his summer internship with KPMG Enterprise, a group that deals strictly with private entities. His first few clients included NPO’s and government organizations which allowed him to have close interactions with finance managers and executives. At KPMG, Ray also participated in fundraisers for the Special Olympics and competed on the Ultimate Frisbee team with other interns. These extracurricular events were great for meeting other interns and employees meanwhile also making an impact within the community.
Outside of work, Ray enjoys a good game of basketball with friends and exploring the streets of downtown Toronto. The evening socials at KPMG always proved to be a good time with friends and colleagues. Ray hopes to attain his CA designation in the future and make an impact within KPMG and the surrounding community