Upcoming KPMG Coffee Chats

Hello Accounting Club Members,

Are you interested in learning about opportunities at KPMG in tax?  KPMG is hosting two networking events for a chance to meet with KPMG recruitment team, and their CPA tax professionals.  These events take the stress out of networking but setting the environment for a coffee chat while learning about KPMG, career development in tax and the CPA designation.

These sessions are intended for current second and third year university/college students or Diploma of Accounting students that are interested in pursuing a career in tax and looking for co-op and full-time roles starting in 2021. Space is limited, so please only register if you meet this criteria and can commit to attending.

Event #1
Canadian CPA and working in Canadian Corporate Tax Services
Speakers: 
Carol Tong (Senior Manager, Tax) & Lisa Lewkowicz (Campus Program Manager & Tax Recruiter)

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time:
 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
KPMG Vancouver Office, 777 Dunsmuir Street, BC, V7Y 1K3

Event #2
U.S. CPA and working in U.S. Corporate Tax Services
Speakers: 
Lua Mehrabi (Manager, U.S. Corporate Tax) & Lisa Lewkowicz (Campus Program Manager & Tax Recruiter)

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: KPMG Vancouver Office, 777 Dunsmuir Street, BC, V7Y 1K3

If you have questions or are unsure about registering, please reach out to Lisa Lewkowicz (Campus Program Manager) at llewkowicz@kpmg.ca

 

Register here

Networking Tips and Tricks

It is time to be prepared for the Spring recruit season. Here are some tips and tricks for you to be aware of when going to networking events.

  • Do your research – networking events can be overwhelming. Do some research on the firms attending to help you prioritize your time at the event and maximize the interactions. It is helpful to know which firms you would like to network with as it can take time before you get a chance to speak with recruiters one on one.
  • Ask questions – come prepared with firm specific questions. Lots of general information can be acquired from firm websites, so use this resource to ask specific questions. Recruiters spend much of their day answering the same questions over and over again, so having some unique questions or topics of conversation will allow for a more engaging conversation that will make you stand out from other recruit candidates.
  • Be yourself – firms are looking for authentic candidates. They value who you are and are looking for individuals with a variety of characteristics that don’t necessarily fit a cookie cutter checklist.
  • Bring your business cards – without a business card, recruiters are highly unlikely to remember you. They generally sort the cards they receive throughout the day. Therefore, if you have no card to give they can’t even sort your name into their “yes”, “no” or “maybe” piles, thus, reducing your chances of being rememberedby a recruiter.
  • Follow up – within 24 hours you should follow up with recruiters or whomever you spoke with to thank them for their time. To jog their memory of who you are, mention something you spoke about during your conversation; which means you should take notes immediately after your interactions, if possible, or after the event while the details are fresh in your memory.

December Social

Save the Date!  Friday, December 14th at 7:30PM

The Accounting Club Executives would love to invite you to come bowling at REVS Bowling Centre and Entertainment Group!

What: 2 games of bowling and shoe rentals for $20/person.

Where: Revs Bowling in Burnaby (5502 Lougheed Highway). It is about a four minute walk from Holdom Skytrain Station.

FREE FOOD: Pizza will be provided courtesy of the LAC.

We will have a prize for the 2 players with the best score, so bring your A game!

Please only RSVP if you are coming. To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2EbaV6G 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Brittany at 604-418-6616.