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  • Date: 6/25/2014

Campus Update - Spring 2014 

May/June 2014

 

KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) 2014

 

Ace the Case is a two-day work shop hosted and delivered by KPMG. It is targeted towards first, second and third year commerce students with a long-term interest in pursuing a professional public accounting designation. The workshop provides students with the valuable opportunity to improve their case-writing capabilities, as well as their presentation skills.

 

Congratulations to Team Canada for doing a fantastic job representing Canada at the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) in Brazil.

Now in its eleventh year, KICC is one of the world's largest case competitions and represents KPMG's flagship student recruitment initiative. This year, KICC drew some 16,000 students from more than 440 universities in 23 countries to compete against each other in developing solutions to realistic business scenarios and challenges.

 

Representing Canada at KICC this year were Pardeep Dhaliwal, Casey Chung, and Caitlyn Yu, all Bachelor of Commerce students from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Rounding out the team was Sean Wiggins who recently graduated from the University of Victoria and joined the team as a KPMG Ambassador.

 

Rachel Campbell, Global Head of People Performance & Culture at said: "Every year the quality of the students and the competition increases. It is an enlightening experience to see how the students approach business issues.  This year's students all worked exceptionally hard to get here, but there can only be one winning team and this year our congratulations go to Team Australia."

 

Congratulations to Team Australia - the winners of the 2014 KPMG International Case Competition.

 

For more information on Ace the Case visit kpmg.ca/acethecase

 

For more information on the KPMG international case competition visit kpmg.com/kicc

 

Welcome to our 2014 Summer Interns and Co-op students.

 

KPMG is excited to have Summer Interns and Co-op Students join our offices across the country. Please join us in welcoming all them, as they embark on a fantastic learning experience at KPMG.

 

Enactus Regional and National Expositions
 
Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Student leaders of Enactus Canada are guided by academic advisors and business experts to create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in communities across the country. This experience provides students with the ability to develop essential leadership skills for their future.

 

As a national investor of Enactus Canada (formerly known as ACE/SIFE), KPMG attended the Regional Expositions in Toronto, Halifax and Calgary held in March. Our Campus Recruiting team ran a career fair booth along with conducting a workshop on "Developing Your Personal Brand" to all attendees in Toronto.

 

The Enactus Canada National Exposition was held in Calgary from April 28 - 30. Memorial University of Newfoundland was named the Enactus Champion for 2014.

 

Thank you to all KPMG staff that helped out as judges at the Regional and National events. A special thank you to Rick Whitley, Calgary's Office Managing Partner, who acted as the Official Scrutineer at the National competition.

 

Enactus is currently established at over 60 post-secondary campuses across Canada-many of which provide future top talent for KPMG. The students' demonstrated passion for social entrepreneurship and are committed to making a difference in their communities.


Experience Community Leadership (ECL) program - Vancouver office

 

The ECL program with KPMG gives students the unique opportunity to volunteer in their community and to experience the Community Leadership culture at KPMG. This program allows students to learn about their potential future with KPMG and to explore the possibilities of a career here.

 

The Vancouver office hosted a Community Leadership event for new recruits on May 9 - 10. The event involved a unique and creative way to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Participants were split into teams to participate in a challenge to raise vital funds and spread breast health awareness and education throughout Vancouver. Teams were asked to take part in various challenges around downtown to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. A special thank you goes to those who helped with the planning and execution of the event.