Jason started with KPMG in the middle of May as a co-op student in the Enterprise practice at the Vancouver office. He had a great time working there with some amazing people on very interesting projects. His second rotation was in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. Outside of the office, Jason loves sports and travelling.
Jason’s favourite part of the summer was bonding with all of the other interns both at work over some carrots and dip and outside of work at all of the various events.
Melissa started with KPMG as a co-op student in the Indirect Tax group in January 2011. She began her second co-op term in May where she had the opportunity to work in KPMG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice, in addition to a rotation in the Sustainability practice. Melissa enjoyed working with a diverse group of clients, and continually learning from her experienced co-workers. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and spending time with friends.
Melissa’s favourite part of the summer was getting to know all of the interns as well as meeting other great people within the firm. She also enjoyed “Friday treats”, and participating in social and volunteer events throughout the summer.
Rachael spent her co-op term in the Financial Institutions & Real Estate Services’ (FIRES) group, where she completed a rotation in the Tax and Audit services. She had the opportunity to work on a diverse set of clients while developing her skills. She thoroughly enjoyed working with and being mentored by her other colleagues in the FIRES group.
Outside of work, Rachael enjoys shopping, thinking about art and design, spending quality time with family and friends, singing, tossing a Frisbee, and learning to play golf.
Rachael’s highlights of her summer internship were hanging out with the other summer interns during spontaneous trainings and games, lunches at the tennis courts and in the lunchroom, and training for the Frisbee tournament.
In the middle of May, Elliot was given the privilege to experience KPMG’s Enterprise and Audit practices. As a summer intern, he worked with public and private clients in a range of industries and gained a wealth of knowledge from a diverse client portfolio.
Outside of work, Elliot enjoys staying active and playing various sports such as basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Elliot is an avid snowboarder in the winter and also enjoys travelling.
Elliot’s favorite parts of the summer were meeting the other interns and spending time with them and other members of the firm at after-work socials. He also enjoyed planning the activities for the FAS as well as taking part in the many community initiatives at KPMG.
Since starting at KPMG Stefano has never had a dull moment. His first rotation was in tax where he was introduced to his first “busy season” of corporate tax returns. Stefano second rotation was in audit for the Industrial Markets sector which was just as enjoyable. One of the skills Stefano has learnt this summer is the amount of detail that it takes to organize parties. However, his favourite part of the summer was enjoying those parties with all of his new found friends.
Stefano truly enjoyed his summer experience and is excited for what the future at KPMG will bring him.
Keenan started with KPMG in the middle of June 2012 as a summer intern. He really enjoyed getting to know all the other summer interns as well as the full-time staff. His first rotation was in audit with a focus on the resource sector, followed by six weeks in tax. Outside of work he likes to stay physically active, travel and garden. Keenan has traveled to Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Egypt, Malta and Spain. Next on his list of places to visit is South America.
Keenan’s favorite part of the summer was making so many new friends and participating in a number of social, volunteering and training events.
Morgan started with KPMG in May as a co-op student in Audit. She focused primarily on not-for-profit organizations and found the work to be both interesting and challenging. Her second rotation was in Non-Audit Services.
One of Morgan’s favourite parts of the summer was training for and playing in the Big 4 Ultimate Tournament with the other interns. She had the opportunity to get to know the other summer students while planning and participating in many social, athletic and community events. Outside of work, Morgan volunteers at Eagle Ridge Hospital. She enjoys being active and outdoors, spending her time swimming, biking and gardening.
Kevin started with KPMG in mid-May as a summer intern in the Enterprise Audit practice. He had an excellent time interacting with his clients and having team coffees with his engagement team. His second rotation was in Canadian Corporate Tax. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, reading, and is an avid football fan.
Kevin’s favourite part of the summer was playing Ultimate Frisbee alongside his fellow interns every week in preparation for the Big 4 Ultimate tournament.
“KPMG is my perfect fit because it promotes a collegial atmosphere that will help me develop at my fullest potential.”
Juan Pablo Leal
Juan started with KPMG in May 2012 as a summer co-op. His first rotation was in the Non-audit Service Group in Enterprise. He later moved in to Audit, working closely with clients in the private sector.
Outside of work Juan enjoys travelling, playing music, and leading entrepreneurial initiatives. He participated in the 2011 Fast Forward National Leadership Conference and represented Canada at KPMG’s 2012 International Case Competition in Hong Kong. He sits on the advisory board of Simon Fraser Consulting and recently joined SFU’s Beedie Endowment Asset Management fund (BEAM).
Juan’s favorite part of the summer was learning more about various industries, getting to know his clients and colleagues, and participating in several activities with all the interns.
Khushboo started with KPMG in May, 2012 as a summer co-op from SFU. Her first rotation was in the Audit group at the Burnaby office, and her second rotation was in the Indirect Tax group at the Vancouver office. She gained valuable experience working with a diverse set of clients and unique group dynamics both at the office and at client sites.
Outside of work, Khushboo enjoys socializing, reading and travelling. She hopes to take a trip around Europe in the near future. Khushboo’s favourite part of the summer was getting to know the interns through the many social, athletic and community events.