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Each summer, Protiviti hosts our annual Summer Leadership Conference (SLC). The SLC is a one-day program that takes place in select Protiviti offices over the summer. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Protiviti and a consulting career, as well as develop professional leadership skills. Participants will interact with Protiviti consultants at multiple levels, take part in a variety of team building activities and gain a better understanding of a “day in the life” of a consultant. As part of the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to interview for a Protiviti internship!
This summer we will be hosting conferences in our Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Francisco offices. The program and is open to college students who are interested in learning more about a career in consulting and have a final graduation date between December 2018 – August 2019.
But what is the point of a Summer Leadership Conference? We asked former SLC attendee turned Bay Area Consultant Kimberly just that!
- Where did you go to college? “I graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration”
- What has been your Protiviti journey? “For me, my dream to work at Protiviti actually began before the SLC! During my freshman year, I met Tu, a Recruiting Manager, at a Meet the Firms event on campus. She took my interest to heart and helped coordinate a few meetings with current consultants and managers. I attended the SLC in San Francisco during the summer before my junior year. I learned about the Risk & Compliance solution and how Protiviti operates as a firm. That next semester, while I was studying abroad, I visited the Protiviti Singapore office where I had the chance to have dinner and hang out with a group of consultants and managers. It is one of my most cherished memories. The following summer I interned in Protiviti’s Los Angeles office and then started full time in Spring 2016!”
- Why did you choose Protiviti? “I chose Protiviti because I truly felt a connection to the people who work here. The work is unique and we always seek to be better than we were the day before. From my SLC to the internship, I learned a lot about what being a consultant at Protiviti means. I was actively provided both positive and constructive feedback throughout each of my projects, which was very helpful in ensuring that I had the opportunity to continuously improve. During my internship I had the opportunity to travel to Denver for a two-week engagement and I thought it was amazing that Protiviti really considered my interest in traveling as a part of my career. Having had the chance to meet so many people in different locations, I felt that the company culture was true to its word and that the work is engaging and challenging. By the end of my internship, it was a simple choice on where I wanted to start my career and I couldn’t be happier with my decision!”
- Any advice you would give sophomores considering the SLC? “Keep in contact with anyone you know in Protiviti. Email your contacts at least once every other month and update them with your progress in school. Touch base on any interesting projects, presentations, topics that you are learning or recent industry developments. Building and developing relationships is so important! Also considering doing research on Protiviti so you can learn about the services we provide, as well as how our culture shapes our company. Finally, be yourself! Your personality, energy, and drive matters just as much as your technical abilities.”
If you are a current sophomore or know a current sophomore who might be interested in attending a Protiviti Summer Leadership Conference please contact Kristen Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications are due on March 31, 2017!