My second question is about the interview process. How is the Assurance Partner's interview different from Assurance Manager's interview? Are different or similar questions will be asked? Assuming questions are all similar, what do Partners look for in a candidate that's different from the manager's point of view? Thanks in advance!
Hello again! I recently heard a fantastic presentation by Ms. Penny Patridge on the changing firm culture over the past few years. In particular, she spoke briefly about the Open-Door practice that PwC has adopted. I was wondering how the partners feel this policy has impacted the firm and what benefits has it brought for you, the managers, and the associates over the years?
Hi everyone! My name is Eugenia Yao and I'm interested in joining the Direct to Tax practice in PwC. For Ryan, what motivated you to get you where you are now in the firm? What are the skills/characters you see in people in tax who have succeeded in whatever they do in public practice tax? Thank you so much for your time!
Hello Partners, my next question is: What is it that makes you stay at the firm and eventually become a partner? Have you come across with any opportunities in life that made you consider leaving the firm? Thanks in advance for your answer!
Hello, I'm a second year Bachelor of Accounting student at the Goodman school of business. I am interested in applying for the Assurance 4 month summer internship. I was wondering if second year students are ever accepted into these positions, or if it is more for 3rd and 4th year. Would applying to the talent academy be a better option?
Hello - this is a question more directed to Ms. Kitamura-Redman. I am a Japanese canadian citizen living in Toronto, ON. I am wondering if PwC provides you the opportunity to work extensively with Japanese clients - whether it is from Japan or Toronto. Being fluent in both Japanese and Toronto, I would love to hear about the opportunities in Canada with Japanese clients!
Hi everyone. I am wondering if we can apply to more than one graduate position? Also, what is your perspective on indicating our personal interests on the resume (would it be relevant to showcase my personality)?
Hello, my name is Cyan Xu, I am a recent grad from Western University. I have learnt a lot today from this live chat! Especially that personal touch in cover letter, great advice Ryan! My question is: does PwC still support candidate going through the CA legacy path?
This is a question right across the and open to anyone. What do you think was the biggest lesson that you learned while in your first year? Is there anything you would do differently during this learning process? Thank you again for this session. The answers are great!
Hi Partners, just another question about networking. I know as Partners, you will manage a book of clients and constantly maintain a good relationship with them. How do you keep track of all the contacts and have time to network with the clients to maintain a good relationship? Is there any networking tips and takeaways that you can give us? Thanks so much in advance!
Another question that I had was regarding choosing a specific area of interest within the audit stream. How do candidates decide what area to focus on and is there additional insight into each area before they make their decision?
I just recently graduated from the BBA program and I am planning on getting either a CPA or a CFA in the near future. Because I haven't decided on which of these two I want to pursue, which area of practice would you think offer the most flexibility and which I should apply to?
At a networking event with many students, sometimes it is really hard to make an impression. What candidate really stands out to you when you are approached by a group of students in a networking circle?
Thanks for all the answers Mr. Chan, Ms. Kitamur-Redman and Mr. Henderson. My last question is that looking back, what is the one thing(s) you should have done/ did when you first join the firm that you think would be/ was really helpful for your career?
Hello, I am second year student in MMPA, UTM. I have 8 years experience working as Tax Auditor for IRS, Pakistan (equivalent to CRA in Canada). I want to pursue my career in tax and want to specialize in International Taxation with focus on transfer pricing. I was just wondering how PwC would support my career aspirations- what are the training/ professional development programs available in Tax?
Given the culture of PwC, I have heard that pursuing your hobbies, passions and any extra-curricular activities is important. I was wondering how I should present mine when building my cover letter and resume.
Thank you for your time today Ms. Kitamura-Redman, Mr. Henderson, Mr. Chan, Mr. Thulien and Mr. Couvrette. It is really awesome to have an online networking session with the partners. I look forward to meeting you in person one day! Thanks again,