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Life at Deloitte Careers Blog: 2019 in review
A look back at some of our favorite stories
December 19, 2019
As the year comes to a close, we often look back on the past 12 months and reflect on what we’ve learned and what experiences we’ve had. Here on the Life at Deloitte blog, we’ve shared dozens of stories of our people and their achievements.
Our team took some time to revisit our 2019 posts to share which stories particularly made an impact on us.
A story of resilience
As we go through our day to day, it never crosses our mind that the next day may be very different from the last. Within a second your life could change forever. Ryan Walter’s story showed just that. His life is forever changed and yet, he has shown incredible drive and determination as he has learned to navigate his new life and ultimately his new sense of self. I was inspired by his story and also proud that he and others are showing the world what it means to be different and the power that holds.
—Ashleigh Joyce, employer brand and marketing lead, Deloitte Services LP
I loved learning about MakerGirl, a non-profit co-founded by Deloitte professional Julia Haried. Julia and her business partner recognized a shortage of women in leadership roles in STEM and took the initiative to change that. They introduce young girls to 3D printing and help get them excited about technology. At the time of publication (February 2019), MakerGirl had already reached over 3,000 girls, expanding their interests in the STEM fields at a young age. The work Julia and her team does is inspiring, and it’s motivational to see what others are able to achieve outside of their normal workday. Julia was also just named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for leadership in education!
—Leanne Lawry, employer brand & marketing manager, Deloitte Services LP
Surviving your first client engagement: Courtney Newcombe
I’ve really enjoyed reading the series on “my first client engagement.” It takes me back to when I first joined Deloitte as a campus hire and prepared for my first day at a client site. Throughout my 20-year career at Deloitte, I’ve had more than a dozen different roles and clients and the start of each one brings with it excitement for a new challenge but also a case of butterflies as I have prepared to do something new and unknown. I think what has kept me at Deloitte and saying “yes” to new opportunities is the tremendous support system and network of colleagues that have been there to answer my questions and share their experiences and advice to help me be successful. I love the tip that Courtney provides around “asking as many questions as possible.” Reflecting on my own experiences, the tip I would offer is to challenge yourself to say “yes” to new assignments and adventures. You never know what new skills you might gain or people you may meet and how those could positively impact your career and open doors you may never knew existed.
—Jen Powell, employer brand & marketing senior manager, Deloitte Services LP
From Olympic Trials to tax professional
In a previous role at Deloitte, I was a campus recruiter in the Chicago office. I had the pleasure of hiring so many talented students and interns that started their careers at Deloitte within our Tax practice. Justin White was one of my intern recruits, and I’m so proud to see all he has accomplished since he has been an intern and then a full time hire!
—Matt Ryder, employer brand & marketing manager, Deloitte Services LP
It's been an exciting year, and we are looking forward to an even better new year with new stories, features, and career resources. We look forward to sharing more in 2020!