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The KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) is a unique opportunity that gives students a chance to work on real-world business issues and experience what it is like to work with clients.

For these former KICC participants, the competition was the start to their career at KPMG.

Debora Leite

Consultant, IT Advisory Service, KPMG in Brazil

Participated in KICC 2014, São Paulo, Brazil


Debora Leite

After participating in the KPMG International Case Competition, I was able to see the projects from the client perspective and identify their real needs and expectations. This helped me a lot.

I always compare it to getting your driver’s license. KICC was my “driving lesson” before starting my career. If I were to go back in time, I would certainly enrol in KICC again!

Be yourself, enjoy the experience as much as you can, learn from the program and do not be afraid of making mistakes. That´s how you will learn! And most of all, have fun!

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Agnès Mafra

Senior Financial Auditor, KPMG in France

Participated in KICC 2012, Hong Kong


Agnès Mafra

My first memory of the KPMG International Case Competition was the national finals in Luxembourg. Over two days, my team competed against German and French students. We were a team of girls from France.

When we were selected, it was the beginning of an amazing experience. We went to Hong Kong and met students from different countries. During our stay, we competed of course, but we also visited a class of young school children; participated in conferences and explored the city thanks to an orienteering race.

To participate in KICC students have to be motivated and believe in themselves. There is a lot of pressure and you have to be confident in yourself and work together as a team.

It was a good opportunity to discover KPMG.


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David Gao

Intern, Financial Risk Management, KPMG in Canada

Participated in KICC 2013, Madrid, Spain


David Gao

The KPMG International Case Competition was my first exposure to business cases that were not only challenging, but also very realistic. Being exposed to real life business scenarios has helped me greatly in school and at work. It hones your analytic skills while at the same time giving you a taste of what the field has to offer.

Spending a week in Spain with KICC has been one of the best experiences in my life and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. These kinds of opportunities don’t come up very often, so I suggest you enjoy it as much as you can.


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Kenneth Østnes

Associate, Transactions & Restructuring, KPMG in Norway

Participated in KICC 2012, Hong Kong


Kenneth Østnes

The whole KICC experience was great - the way you get to meet KPMG employees and other students from around the world. This is both very fun and something you can learn from, as you get to interact with people from cultures other than yours.

As you get experience in both business cases and presentation technique you get more confident and used to doing “real world” work. There is no doubt that the confidence and experience I gained through KICC has been valuable during my first year at KPMG, where the answer to problems is seldom as straight forward as they were in school.


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Katrin Lopez De Madariaga

Financial Risk Management, KPMG in Spain

Participated in KICC 2013, Madrid, Spain


Katrin Lopez De Madariaga

Taking part in KICC is a unique opportunity. It opens lots of professional opportunities. I highly recommend taking part in this contest, as you learn a lot, gain experience and have the chance to meet professionals that have achieved success in their careers.

The contest is based on real life business cases, you learn to analyze and solve real problems like the consultants that work at KPMG.

I would highlight the availability and friendliness of the KPMG partners and professionals, they offered their experience and expertise to help us, not only with the contest, but with our future professional career.

Taking part in the KPMG International Case Competition helped me decide that I really wanted to start my professional career in the area of financial consultancy.


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