Live chat with people from PwC Canada's Audit and Assurance Group (AAG)
A discussion with associates from our AAG team and our Talent Acquisition staff.
3rd & 7 37yd
3rd & 7 37yd
Hi everyone, my name is Laura Gilchrist and I lead PwC's Audit & Assurance campus recruiting team in the Greater Toronto Area. Based out of the Downtown Toronto office, I am also an Audit Manager, splitting my time evenly between clients and students. I’m also a National Blogger on the PwC campus site!
Hi all - I'm Jon and I'm a senior manager in the audit and assurance group in Vancouver. I have focus mainly on retail clients but have exposure to real estate, entertainment, technology and financial services industry. I have been with the firm for 8 years and spent 2.5 years on a secondment in the Brisbane Australia office. I also head up the UBC recruiting team and teach a national milestone course for our experienced senior associates. I'm looking forward to answering as many questions as I can get to before my fingers fall off!
Hi everyone: I'm Natalie, PwC's social media manager. Welcome to today's chat with associates from PwC's Audit and Assurance Group. We're expecting to get quite a few comments today, so we'll look to address themes that come out of these but we can't promise we'll be able to answer all of your questions today.
Hi There, I lead PwC's Campus Talent Acquisition team. I've worked for PwC for 7.5 years, originally joining the firm in London England, before relocating to PwC Canada 3.5 years ago. I'm tasked with ensuring our national attraction and selection efforts support the firm and our business requirements as well as our local campus teams.
Hi Natalie, Great question! At an event on campus there can be a large number of students and the potential to feel overwhelmed. Try to have a good conversation with the person you are meeting and come prepared with the questions you want to have answered. Also, don't be afraid to tell the PwC person about yourself - they are interested in who you are! Following up via email is a great way to maintain those connections.
Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions today. This is for anyone involved in campus recruiting. I've met reps from the Toronto office but have now decided to apply to Ottawa. How do I differentiate myself without knowing anyone at the Ottawa office?
Hi Everyone! My Name is Christine Hsiung and I am a Third Year accounting student from Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. I am happy that PWC is hosting this live chat to answer our questions
Hi there, firstly I would like to say thank you for taking the time out to answer our questions. It is definitely helpful! I have a Skype interview tomorrow with the PwC Calgary team and I currently reside in Toronto. I would like to know if there are any suggestions you could offer in order for me to excel in the interview.
We often hear this saying, " It does not matter how good your Resume & Cover letter is, If you did not network with the recruiters or people working in your firm then your Application is not looked at"!! How far is this saying true
Hi all! My name is Hasanain and I'm a second year at the University of Waterloo. Thanks for holding this chat! As I work on co-op applications, I would like to ask what is that ONE thing (in your opinion) that usually distinguishes an applicant for being considered to work at PwC.
While building relationships is an important aspect of your career, wherever you choose to start it, we look at all applications that come in. We are looking for well rounded candidates. It is always great to be able to put a face to the name, and we host numerous recruiting events throughout the year to meet you on campus; however, even if we haven't met you, we still review your application!
For students who do network and participate in groups! Say on the day of the CA/CPA night, they manage to network with the recruiters and associates in the company they want to work in! However, their Resume and Cover letter is not up to the quality expected. Maybe Grammatical Errors or English is not their first language! Would the good impression made on the recruiters be eliminated due to errors found in the Resume and Cover letter and cost the applicant a chance to be called for an interview??
Hi everyone! I noticed that for this year's co-op applications, PwC asks the applicant to choose either between AAG or Tax. However, I was wondering if I will have the opportunity to be exposed to Tax even if I was a part of the AAG team, and vice versa. Thanks!
Hello everyone, my name is Jeffrey and I’m in my second year at the University of Waterloo. Since PwC allows non-specialization, do we need to take any additional actions (ex: a form) to ensure that we get exposure to particular different industries during co-op?
Hi guys. I did poorly in my first couple years in university because I wasn't engaged in my major (which was law at the time). I switched to an accounting major an maintained great marks since then. However, my overall GPA is affected by my first year courses. Do I stand a chance to apply at PwC?
During the recruitment process, are there set days for a recruiter to set up interviews. What I mean is, say Ms. A gets called for an interview, Ms. B gets a rejection letter while Ms. C has no interview nor a rejection letter. So in this situation, what are the chances of Ms.C getting an interview or rejection letter. Are there set days to do interviews? Like for Firm X, the company says we are interviewing 100 candidates in two days. So if the two days passed, that means the Postman (Sender) mailed it to the wrong house! which means Ms.C's letter is delayed. Are there any such rules with PWC, like two days of interview??
Hi all, thank you for taking some time out of your workday to speak with us today. I have a question for all three of you: what do you think is the biggest challenge for a first time co-op student and how does one overcome these such challenges? Thank you!
Hello PwC. Currently going through the recruiting process, I understand why new recruits would select PwC. However from the perspective of a client, what attracts clients to the firm? What are some of PwC's strengths and how does PwC differentiate their services from other firms? Thank you!
Hi James. I am new at Canada with ACCA designation under my belt (Industry experience only). Though, I am underway to acquire CSC and CGA; would i still be considered at my current age of 30 for CA training/ articleship (three years I believe) at PWC as I wish to pursue my CA at Canada either with or without CSC and CGA. Would CGA and CSC give me an additional advantage over other candidates? Please suggest how should I go about with the current scenario?
Hi Guys, Thanks for taking time and answering our questions. I have recently got my PhD in chemical engineering from McGill. I was wondering if you hires PhD with non-buisness background in Toronto office?
I am very confident in my career prospects of becoming a CA, and I've really had a great time talking to the PwC Talent Acquisition team. I even learned some great networking tips. But in terms of developing a career as a CA, what would you say would be the best steps to take Today, in order to become a more effective and capable CA, for the future? Thank you for your time.