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27/08/2014

We’re here to support you – here’s what’s new

We hope you had an awesome summer. With the days getting that little bit shorter, it means fall is just around the corner and that means one thing: recruiting season is almost here!

We’re doing everything we can to support you in choosing a firm that aligns with your goals, values and priorities. To help you make your decision, check out our updated pages on:

We also have new information covering:

We’ve also posted new videos on YouTube including our Real Co-ops/Real Advice Series as well as our Flexible Workplace video, which will give you some insights into what working at PwC is all about.

Take some time to have a look around and discover your opportunities here. To get a feel for the unique culture that makes PwC a Top Employer for Young People, follow us on:

25/08/2014

Education in the digital age – A recent grad’s perspective

In PwC Canada's Digital Education survey,  PwC-Canada-Campus-blog-digital-education
1,900+ parents, teachers and students shared their opinions on Canada's educational system and how to improve it. Implementing digital education tools topped the list for the following reasons:

  • More personalized learning;
  • Quicker access to new and updated course materials;
  • More flexibility in choosing courses, and
  • Lower the cost of post-secondary education.

The study found digital education also has the potential to improve collaboration and personalized learning, and ultimately, better prepare students for the entering the workforce.

Of course the digital age has changed everything – from how and where we get and share information, to how and where we work. But when I look at the impact that it’s had on education, I see just how much it’s changed not only how and where we learn, but it’s also given us something we never have enough of – time. More time for work, hobbies, family or volunteering.

As a recent Queen’s University grad, I have seen first-hand how technology has very quickly redefined how students learn, interact with faculty and fit education into their otherwise very busy lives.

For me, having access to multiple online classes made it so much easier to get my degree. During the school year, taking online courses gave me extra time to volunteer, spend time with my friends, and explore the historic city of Kingston. It also allowed me to move back home for the summer, where I was able to work while I finished my degree. Many of my courses didn’t even have textbooks. Everything was accessible on the web, or I could just buy the materials online and read them on my iPad. Virtual learning makes education so much more accessible to everyone – especially students who work, have families or can’t travel to the school.

How has your school incorporated digital learning tools and how have you benefited from it? Share a comment below.

Sarah Walke                                                                              
PwC intern

 

04/06/2014

Top 5 ways we inject flexibility at work

Transitioning from your university lifestyle of studying, summer travelling, shift work and squeezing in time for an afternoon nap to working full-time can be tough. Our myLife program aims to help ease the transition, with opportunities to support and encourage a flexible and rewarding work experience – whatever that means to you.  PwC-flexibility-Jon-Ricci

 

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21/05/2014

We do it for you

TalenteggAt PwC we want to attract and select the best students to drive our organization forward. That’s why we’re so proud that a panel of 200+ of Canada’s top students voted us as having ‘The Best Campus Career Website’ in Canada. Our careers website aims to bring PwC to life by using real PwC people, images and text to help tell our story to students.

We’re also proud to have been recognized as finalists out of hundreds of submissions from firms across Canada in the following categories:

  • Best Contribution to Student Career Development
  • Campus Recruiting Program of the Year
  • Campus Recruiter of the Year

We’re passionate about campus recruitment and feel energized by this recognition from you. 
Thank you. 

For more information and a full list of winners, see http://bit.ly/1mYsBE6

28/04/2014

PwC Canada named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2014

For the 6th consecutive year, PwC has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. Winners are selected based on programs they have to attract and retain younger workers including benefits and the availability of co-op programs.

Some initiatives that won PwC this honour include:

  • Flexibility — PwC supports non-traditional ways of working by encouraging employees to balance their personal and professional goals, which enables them to be more creative, adaptive and effective in the way they work.
  • Learning and development – Formal learning (classroom, e-learn), one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and team-based learning are part of PwC’s “teach-don’t-tell” approach to on-the-job coaching.
  • Global mobility – Employees wanting to broaden their experience internationally can look to secure either short or long-term international opportunities.
  • Community involvement – The PricewaterhouseCooper’s Canada Foundation hosts more than 300 Team Volunteering events for which employees can take one paid day off a year to participate in.

Learn more about what young people are looking for in the workplace. See PwC’s NextGen study: a report on the work styles and values of millennial/Generation Y employees (born between 1980-1995).