SoBA Alumni Coach Current Students as Part of KPMG Women in Advisory Program
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, and it is a top hirer of SoBA graduates. It is a company with strong women’s initiatives to enhance career opportunities for women as well as their recruitment, retention and support. As part of these initiatives, KPMG worked with the Montana Information Systems Association (MISA) to put together a “Women in Advisory” session last week.
The speakers, all women, included a host of SoBA alumni who are now employees with KPMG. Reannon Crider (MIS) came from Los Angeles, Kari Asleson (Accounting) from Phoenix, Kendra Clark (Finance) from Silicon Valley, and Megan Van Hoy (MIS) from Portland along with April Dennis, the Portland recruiting manager.
The KPMG representatives, veterans of recruitment and established in the business world, shared their experience with students who will soon interview for internships or their first jobs after college. The conversation delved into ways to be authentic, how to invite yourself into a conversation and how to get ahead while building other women up rather than tearing them down.
KPMG is changing the way that the business world sees the businesswomen from Montana by giving students tools that will help them to be confident throughout the recruitment process and in their careers after graduation.
“It's not easy to walk into a room and automatically broadcast this kind of attitude, but KPMG is striving to teach us this with their Women in Advisory program,” said Mackenzie Capasso, a MISA officer and attendee of the Women in Advisory session.