Deloitte Volunteers Lead Professional Development Day for Students

June 9, 2014 | Career Development, Community Service, Student Event

Guttman students and staff with Deloitte volunteers at the end of IMPACT Day 2014.

On June 6, 20 professionals from Deloitte, one of the world’s leading professional firms providing audit, tax, enterprise risk and financial advisory services, were on campus to lead a day of professional development for students as part of the organization’s annual IMPACT Day. After Deloitte’s visiting staff introduced themselves and provided a brief overview of the day’s planned activities, students were split into smaller groups for more casual ice-breaker activities.

The Deloitte volunteers then led an insightful session about professional image and social media, covering proper business etiquette related to conversation, dress, social media/electronic communications, and dining, followed by a presentation to students about how to prepare for interviews. At lunch a ‘straight-talk’ panel enabled students to ask the volunteers questions. Students honed their interview skills preparation by watching the volunteers’ mock interview demonstrations. The day ended with final questions and group reflections.

“This was a great opportunity for students to meet professionals who work at Deloitte and to gain valuable insights into the world of work,” commented Rochel Pinder, Director of the Office of Partnerships & Community Engagement.

About IMPACT Day

Now in its fifteenth year, IMPACT Day is an annual celebration of Deloitte’s longstanding commitment to community investment. During IMPACT Day activities Deloitte professionals spend the day volunteering on more than 800 service projects in 80 communities around the country.

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