Irish students take part in Deloitte International Student Business Forum

3 May 2013 - Three Irish students attend leadership and career development forum in Bangkok

Sixty-seven members of the next generation of business leaders, including three Irish students, gathered in Bangkok, Thailand in late March for the 7th annual International Student Business Forum (ISBF), an international career and leadership development programme for top talented university students from around the world, sponsored by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).

The Irish student delegation included:

  • Rachel Breslin, from Donegal, currently studying at UCD.
  • Saoirse Carberry, from Waterford, currently studying at UCC.
  • Celia Ho, from Cavan, currently studying at Trinity College Dublin.

Each year, students from over 20 countries are selected from a pool of, on average, 8000 applicants to attend this three day event. During the event, students work in in cross-cultural teams to solve a complex business case that develops their understanding of business practice and theory. Key skills such as cross-cultural teaming and leadership are developed through this process, while students also have the opportunity to apply real-life, practical issues and see how they are solved by working with Deloitte leaders. The forum is an interactive learning environment that aims to challenge and stimulate in equal measures!

“Deloitte Ireland is thrilled that, once again this year, there is a strong Irish representation at the International Student Business Forum,”

said Orla Graham, Head of HR, Deloitte Ireland.

“The skills that students develop at this forum are invaluable and help the attendees expand and improve upon their range of practical skills. In addition, the experience provides fantastic insight into real business scenarios. Feedback that we have received from attendees is that they have found this extremely useful when considering career options. Congratulations Rachel, Saoirse and Celia on securing their place and successfully participating in the forum.”

In addition to the Irish delegates, participants hailed from 24 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.

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