We’re happy and humbled to share that we've been honoured as University of Guelph’s 2014 Co-op Employer of the year! We were nominated by Haley Jensen, who recently completed her co-op work terms as an associate within our Assurance group. We thought we’d let Haley tell you in her own words why she nominated us.
Senior Manager – Campus Talent Acquisition
Why I nominated PwC for U Guelph’s National Co-op Employer of the Year
This was an easy decision for me. I can honestly say that not only did I continue to grow my skills with each co-op term at PwC, I but I also found a place where I really fit in with the people and the culture.
Many students choose to experiment with new jobs in each of their co-op work terms, but I didn’t feel it was necessary because I knew I’d found the right fit. Everyone at PwC made me feel at home right away. Whether they were Managers, Partners or Associates, everyone was so welcoming and approachable. I never felt intimidated about asking questions. In fact, I’d say I that questions are encouraged and welcomed – and everyone takes the time to help you succeed.
The thing I found the most unique about PwC as a co-op employer is that every employee is assigned a coach who guides you along your career path that you help define. A coach teaches and assesses you and helps you develop your skills. There’s a culture at PwC where people are encouraged to constantly learn new things and challenge themselves. There’s something called a “teach-don’t-tell” approach to learning here that’s really different because, rather than being told how to do something, you are prompted to find the solution yourself, which is really the best kind of learning you can get.
At PwC I’ve had the opportunity to work on teams and independently, with a wide range of clients in different industries. This has made me better able to apply and expand my accounting and audit knowledge, and build new relationships with co-workers and clients.
I’m happy to report that I just got a full-time offer from the firm and I’m so excited to continue my career journey here.