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Ernst & Young: Hosting leadership development event

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

In a continued effort to attract underrepresented minority talent to professional services, Ernst & Young LLP will host its seventh annual Discover Ernst & Young event from Jan. 3-5. Over 150 high-achieving, ethnically diverse students from across 73 US campuses will convene in New York City to learn more about their leadership potential and career opportunities at Ernst & Young.

The three-day, all expense-paid, Discover Ernst & Young event will invite participating college students to take part in interactive team-building exercises, leadership seminars, networking opportunities and conversations with Ernst & Young’s top leaders, including Turley. The attendees, who are primarily college sophomores and juniors, will be eligible to interview for internships with Ernst & Young LLP following the conference.

Due in part to the continued success and expansion of this program since it launched in 2007, minorities have come to represent 36% of Ernst & Young LLP’s total full-time hiring from campuses in the US. To date, the program has reached over 600 students and has expanded its scope beyond its initial foundation called Discover Tax, which focused solely on the firm’s tax practice.

Mansour Javidan, Garvin Distinguished Professor and Director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute, Thunderbird School of Global Management, will be a featured speaker. He will be joined by panelists from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Missouri and The College of William & Mary, along with speakers from Ernst & Young.

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