For Kristina Kong, it has always been Deloitte has been saved
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For Kristina Kong, it has always been Deloitte
Connection, challenge, and collaboration
February 1, 2023
Kristina Kong is a tax senior, Deloitte Tax LLP, in the Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Services (MATS) group, which services both Private Equity Investors (PEI) and strategic clients. She works on tax due diligence, structuring, and modeling for Deloitte’s clients. She recently shared with us her journey and what she loves most about her current role.
Kristina first became aware of Deloitte through the Deloitte National Leadership Conference (DNLC). This conference invites select students from colleges and universities across the country to participate in leadership development workshops and networking activities with professionals from Deloitte. Attendees have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, while also learning what it means to be a part of Deloitte, through hands-on activities promoting teamwork, personal branding, and networking.
Kristina also interned with the Mergers & Acquisitions tax group the following summer. She always knew she wanted to join the M&A practice. “I love the welcoming, supportive environment. My job is very collaborative, and I speak with many tax specialists within the US and globally, which enables me to learn a lot more about how tax fits in the whole ecosystem of a business,” shared Kristina.
She also enjoys that her team gives her a lot of responsibility and challenges that she feels she would not have been given elsewhere. “As a tax senior in the M&A group, I am given a lot of responsibility, as well as a lot of support. Every day I get to work with so many people who share my interests, and I feel very lucky,” explained Kristina.
Kristina shared with us that it was at the DNLC, during her sophomore year in college, that she realized Deloitte was the place for her. “It was amazing to meet other students interested in joining Deloitte and being able to learn more about the organization at Deloitte University, The Leadership Center,” shared Kristina. She connected with people easily, finding many with shared interests, such as spin class.
Deloitte has provided Kristina with opportunities for connection, has continued to challenge her over the years, and has offered her an environment for collaboration. She’s excited about where her career might take her in M&A and beyond.
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Deloitte will soon welcome hundreds of students from across the country to Deloitte University for our Deloitte National Leadership Conference, which will take place over three weekends. Learn more about the DNLC.