Placement and Careers Services invites Pricewaterhouse Coopers to talk about its graduate recruitment program

Mr. Obed Nyambego Tax, Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, speaking to students during the PWC graduate recruitment program.

By Justice Masime and Sarah Masila

On Wednesday, February 5 2020, USIU-Africa's Placement and Careers Services (PACS) department hosted an info session conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), an international consultancy firm whose primary role is to deliver assurance, advisory and tax services. The session, which took place at the auditorium was primarily focused on creating awareness about the graduate recruitment process earmarked to commence from February 14 2020.

The session had nine guest speakers, who spoke about the fundamental skills required from students who wished to transition into the PwC ecosystem. Among the speakers were USIU-Africa alumni, who shared their experiences of how PwC has helped shape their careers.

The team talked about how different skill sets from various career majors could be tailored to fit the company’s job compliance. Examples were an engineering graduate student who was hired and trained on accounts and finance because of her perfect workflows, and an articulate International Relations graduate who worked in the department of strategic Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

The team leader, Mr. Obed Nyambego reiterated the relevance of work preparedness amongst aspiring students, one key takeaway was the importance of a good digital reputation as the company would only want to associate with individuals who exemplify professionalism in their personal lives.

At the end of the event, students were to start applying for the PwC vacancies, following the set guidelines, among them a minimum of B+ in KCSE for Kenyan students and an expected graduation date of the end of this year.

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