We had students from varied backgrounds, including: economics, business, accounting, law, history and psychology; and with a range of graduate opportunities, open to students of any discipline, it was an excellent chance for students to get their feet in the door early and make themselves stand out; especially, with many of the schemes opening in the autumn term.
After a very smooth journey, we managed to get to KPMG’s office bright and early!
Once the Q and A was wrapped up, the students got the chance to chat with the UEA alumni and other staff with free pizza and drinks; before we went back to Norwich.
After a short introduction from the graduate recruitment team, the students got the opportunity to network with them as well as UEA alumni (both recent graduates and more senior employees) with a free lunch.
The students really enjoyed it and it gave them insights into pursuing a career path at KPMG, with one stating, “It was an eye opener to what I need to do in order to find the right pathway for me.” Following this, we had an employer presentation on building your personal brand before a quick tour of the building; which the students really enjoyed and got an understanding of what it would be like to work there.
May, a group of first and second year students had a fantastic opportunity to visit both KPMG and Barclays offices in Canary Wharf, London.
It was the first time Career Central had organised an event like this to visit two world renowned and Times Top 100 employers.