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Preparing students for careers in professional services

​The Deloitte Foundation sponsors an array of education programs designed to benefit high school students, as well as college undergraduates and graduates. Since 1928, Foundation initiatives have engaged students from across the US to develop the talent of the future in audit, advisory, tax, and consulting.

Higher Education Student Programs

​The Foundation introduces relevant real-world experience to students through its case study programs for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students. The Foundation sponsors student case study competitions in the areas of audit, advisory, tax, and consulting, with scholarships awarded to top achievers. More than 2,400 students participate annually in the competitions. The events provide students with the opportunity to not only build technical competency and explore the types of practical issues that our professionals encounter every day, but also to experience aspects of the professional working environment, including collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.

National Audit Innovation Campus Challenge 

This national educational event, helps students put their skills and experience to work by responding to an audit challenge statement and generate innovative ideas that can be applied to the audit profession. The competition not only provides a platform for creative minds to help evolve the audit process and ideate new assurance services, but it also plays a pivotal role in developing and shaping the profession’s future workforce by introducing them to real-world challenges.

Cyber Threat Competition
The Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition is facilitated by Deloitte Advisory cyber risk services practice to help college students develop the skills needed to address increasingly sophisticated cyber risks in the marketplace. This program tests both students’ technical cyber knowledge as well as their business acumen. Students have the opportunity to experience a real-world cyber incident and determine how to respond by using their technical, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

FanTAXtic National Case Study Competition
Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to familiarize students with the tax profession early in their academic careers. The interactive competition offers students the opportunity to work in teams to solve a realistic business case, role play, and present their solution to Deloitte leaders, which helps them better understand the types of business challenges they can expect from a career in tax.

MBA National Case Competition (NCC)
The MBA NCC brings together students from top-tier MBA programs from across the country. During the competition, students get to experience the realities of working in an ever-changing business world by testing their critical thinking and business knowledge to solve a topical, complex business issue.

University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics
The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics was launched through a grant from the Deloitte Foundation to advance business analytics education. With curriculum designed by faculty from the University of Illinois Gies School of Business, the Center provides students with the data knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become highly trained business leaders of tomorrow. The courses and case studies are free, online, and accessible to anyone who wants to leverage it for their educational mission.

High School programs

GO4STEM™ programs inspire diverse high school students
The Deloitte Foundation is helping to prepare future talent by driving STEM education and introducing diverse students to STEM careers. With nonprofits, secondary/higher education institutions, and industry, the Foundation supports the growth of inclusive pipelines of STEM-enabled future leaders by helping students navigate career pathways while building STEM and STEM-adjacent competencies. The end goal: students can be positioned for a range of college and professional possibilities.

Initial programs aim to help young women and underrepresented high school students discover how to solve complex business problems using technology and applying data analytics to real-world challenges. The Deloitte Foundation is working to build technology-based development pathways comprised of computer science and analytics curricula, a customized curriculum to help students identify interest in professional services careers in computing and analytics, and a digital platform of programs/resources that can scale nationally to help open the aperture about what STEM education can be.

Virtual mentoring empowers future leaders

Deloitte’s Virtual Mentoring Program leverages the Strive for College UStrive online platform that connects our professionals with high school and college students to help them prepare for college, career, and a world of opportunity. Through collaboration with education organizations as well as donations from Deloitte professionals who contributed to the Deloitte Foundation Education Fund, the program provides time, talent, and resources to help students prepare for and persist through high school and college, then transition to a career. Through UStrive, students who qualify for financial assistance can opt into free, one-to-one mentoring to help them navigate the college application process, including essay assistance and resume review, as well as creating a time management plan, preparing for internships and jobs, and broad guidance on their college and career path. The students and mentors connect virtually through UStrive, enabling mentors and mentees to connect anywhere, anytime. To date, Deloitte professionals and retired Partners/Principals/Managing Directors have mentored more than 7,500 students.

For more information on any of these programs, contact usnydeloittefoundation@deloitte.com.

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Erin Scanlon

Erin Scanlon

President | Deloitte Foundation

Erin is an Audit & Assurance (A&A) partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is the Global Audit & Assurance Clients & Industries leader. Prior to her global role, she was the firm's US Telecom, Media & En... More

Kathy Shoztic

Kathy Shoztic

Executive Director | Deloitte Foundation

Kathy, director, Deloitte Services LP, oversees operations for the Deloitte Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Deloitte LLP that supports education. Kathy serves as a primary liaison between the ac... More