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The Life at Deloitte blog shares information to help you learn about Deloitte. It includes articles about our people, our culture, job opportunities, events, and more. 

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Introducing the Technology Guild Program

November 14, 2019

Machine learning, cloud native development, and blockchain are part of a growing list of emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work. We have already started to see the impact of these innovations in the education, healthcare, transportation, and retail industries....continue reading

Making a difference for transitioning veterans

November 7, 2019

“Transitioning out of the military takes time, patience, and a deep understanding of self.” These are a few key insights Andrea Tice discovered as she made the transition from military service to civilian life in the summer of 2014....continue reading

Your first client engagement: Meghan Linehan

November 4, 2019

Deloitte professionals are constantly challenged by new projects and clients, allowing them to learn and grow professionally. The scope and depth of the work are varied and sometimes complex. But when asked, Deloitte professionals always remember their very first client engagement....continue reading

Autism@Work

Over the past few years, Deloitte has focused on expanding our recruitment of candidates with disabilities. Deloitte’s Autism@Work program aims to attract and hire candidates into a variety of positions where they can leverage their strengths in supporting the work that we do. Ian Devilbiss and Christopher Kolos are Solution Delivery Analysts for Deloitte Consulting LLP at Deloitte’s US Delivery Center, who joined the Autsim@Work program....continue reading 

Rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean

October 10, 2019

In 1969, John Fairfax made history by becoming the first person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Traveling more than 5,000 miles from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Hollywood Beach, Florida, Fairfax survived rough seas, battled storms, violent winds, blisters, a shark attack and falling overboard to achieve his life's mission....continue reading

Your first client engagement: Evan Harmony

September 19, 2019

Deloitte professionals are constantly challenged by new projects and clients, allowing them to learn and grow professionally. The scope and depth of the work are varied and sometimes complex. But when asked, Deloitte professionals always remember their very first client engagement....continue reading

Investing in the professional development of veterans

September 6, 2019

Helping veterans to navigate professional development and career success outside the military has been a top priority for Deloitte. This mission was solidified with the creation of the Career Opportunity Redefinition and Exploration (CORE) Leadership Program, a program which assists transitioning military members translate their unique experiences and skills to the world of business....continue reading

From Olympic Trials to tax professional

August 15, 2019

After 16 years of swimming competitively and graduating with a bachelors and master’s degree in accounting, Justin White found his way to Deloitte. Now a tax consultant with Deloitte Tax LLP specializing in partnership taxation, Justin reflects on his journey to the US Olympic Trials to his career here at Deloitte....continue reading

Surviving your first client engagement: Courtney Newcombe

August 8, 2019

Deloitte professionals are constantly challenged by new projects and clients, allowing them to learn and grow professionally. The scope and depth of the work are varied and sometimes complex. But when asked, Deloitte professionals always remember their very first client engagement....continue reading

Benefits spotlight: well-being subsidy

July 18, 2019

When it comes to problem-solving and finding solutions for clients, Deloitte professionals know there is no one size fits all approach. Instead, teams work together to create a customized and tailored strategy to assist clients. Similarly, when it comes to well-being and holistic development, Deloitte professionals know that personalization is key....continue reading

International Internship Program: Jonah Atchison

July 11, 2019

Deloitte is excited to welcome our 2019 class of summer interns, a diverse group ready to make their mark. Our 2019 International Internship Program participants are currently working side by side with Deloitte professionals, learning about the world of work and gaining experience through meaningful contributions to real projects....continue reading

Surviving your first client engagement: Manan Shah

June 27, 2019

Deloitte professionals are constantly challenged by new projects and clients, allowing them to learn and grow professionally. The scope and depth of the work are varied and sometimes complex. But when asked, Deloitte professionals always remember their very first client engagement....continue reading

A life-changing detour to the Peace Corps

June 20, 2019

This time three years ago Austin Maggard had just deferred his employment with Deloitte to join the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. Austin, an international tax consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP, grew up in a suburb just outside of Chicago and attended Miami University of Ohio, where he studied accounting and disability studies. He was always passionate about helping those who are marginalized by empowering them through education....continue reading

Who we are: Melissa Dale

June 13, 2019

Melissa Dale, manager, Business Program Management, Deloitte Services LP, knew that she wanted to get involved in Deloitte's LGBTQ initiatives when she first started with Deloitte. "I had so many colleagues at my previous organization that were LGBTQ and felt like they had to 'cover'," she said....continue reading

2019 Youth Business Summit

June 6, 2019

This spring Deloitte’s early ID recruiting team headed to New York City for the annual Youth Business Summit (YBS) hosted by Virtual Enterprises International (VE), an educational nonprofit that seeks to transform students into business professionals by bringing the workplace into the classroom....continue reading

Who we are: Kimmy Talley

May 30, 2019

Kimmy was adopted when she was 6 months old from Seoul, South Korea. "There's a stellar home video of all these babies getting wheeled out in strollers at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and parents meeting their kids for the first time," she said. "April 7 is known as my 'airplane day.' It's basically like a second birthday....continue reading 

A story of resilience

May 23, 2019

Strategy and operations consultant Ryan Walters joined Deloitte Consulting LLP in early 2017 as an experienced professional with several years under his belt in multiple roles. Although his knowledge and wisdom have brought a lot to the table, it's not just his professional experience that stands out....continue reading

Military Spouse Initiative

May 9, 2019

Quiana Downie is a manager in Information Technology Services for Deloitte & Touche LLP who joined Deloitte in 2015 and has since carved out a name for herself at Deloitte. She supports operations for Deloitte’s Technology and Infrastructure organization and works closely with Deloitte’s chief technology officer to execute organizational strategies, including the development of strategic communications, and management of financial analysis efforts. What many may not know about Quiana, is that along with juggling a thriving career at Deloitte and two young children, she is also a military spouse—which presents a whole new dynamic to life....continue reading

2019 well-being week

May 2, 2019

When you think about well-being, what comes to mind? What does well-being mean to you? For many professionals, well-being is synonymous with finding balance in our everyday lives. It combines physical, emotional, and mental wellness....continue reading

Who we are: Andres Hernandez

April 25, 2019

When Andres Hernandez, senior consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP, first came to Deloitte, he began researching how he could get involved in inclusion. “I looked on our internal networking sites to see who was involved in both LGBTQ issues and veterans’ issues,” Andres says. Andres served in the military as a reservist during the era of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”. He had not been active in the LGBTQ community at work while he was serving in the army, but when he joined Deloitte, he was excited to get involved....continue reading

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program 2019

April 18, 2019

Under the theme, The Greatest Time to Matter, the Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) officially kicked off its three-day conference on January 4 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. This year 48 underrepresented minority MBA students from across the country attended the conference and walked away with valuable insights into the world of consulting at Deloitte....continue reading

Deloitte's Encore Program

April 15, 2019

Marsha Waters, an MBA graduate of Howard University, has had an interesting career path. Hailing from the small island of Jamaica, she now serves as an IT program management consultant supporting federal agencies in Virginia at Deloitte. Throughout the years she has managed to prioritize her career and professional goals alongside her most important role—being a mom....continue reading

Determination and drive

April 11, 2019

Margot Keale began her career at Deloitte in January 2017, shortly after she graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s in healthcare management and policy. Fast forward two years, Margot is now a strategy and analytics consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP. Despite Margot’s success, she has had to overcome many obstacles. In 2010 Margot was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that left her paralyzed....continue reading 

Deloitte Consulting's Human Capital People to People program

April 4, 2019

Imagine being able to use your professional skills to make a sustainable and lasting impact at international and local nonprofits across the country. That’s exactly what participants in Deloitte’s Human Capital People to People (P2P) program set out to do....continue reading

Tapping into neurodiversity

April 1, 2019

Autism is a developmental condition that is often characterized by difficulties with social interaction, communication, and hypersensitivity. People living with autism are a part of a larger group of individuals with disabilities that often find it difficult to find employment. Recognizing this untapped talent pool has led Deloitte to collaborate with Specialisterne Foundation to join the Autism@Work movement....continue reading

How can volunteering impact your career?

March 21, 2019

Volunteers can provide needed resources to help mission-based organizations accomplish their goals and help to promote a culture of giving back. Prashasti Mishra, a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP, completed a three-month volunteer program with Deloitte Consulting’s People 2 People initiative. During this time, she worked with a social enterprise focused on addressing chronic child malnutrition in Guatemala....continue reading 

Going for the goal

March 7, 2019

Soccer fans from around the world are gearing up for the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup. Starting on June 7 teams from around the world will face off in the group stage matches, where it will come down to a final showdown on July 7. Team USA has a strong contingent ready to defend their 2015 championship title and is supported by fans from across the country, including Deloitte....continue reading  

 

Alternative Spring Break

March 4, 2019

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, Diane Borhani, then-National Talent Director for Deloitte Services LP, arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi with a group of professionals and college students to provide aid through the newly-formed Alternative Spring Break program....continue reading 

 

Celebrating Black History Month

February 28, 2019

At Deloitte, celebrating Black History Month is an important part of honoring African Americans at Deloitte. It also underscores Deloitte’s mission to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce. However, these celebrations and conversations aren’t just limited to events and programs scheduled for February. It’s a holistic, ongoing approach to ensure that everyone at Deloitte has an opportunity to connect, belong, and grow. Inclusion is who we are and we provide a variety of resources to connect and support all of our professionals....continue reading 

Pioneer intern series: Edmond Lee

February 25, 2019

Edmond Lee is preparing to start his professional career at Deloitte this summer, but he is no stranger to Deloitte. During his time in college, Edmond has gotten to know the Deloitte team in Virginia and New York through several internships with the organization, starting in his freshman year as one of Deloitte’s first Pioneer Interns. Learn how his experiences as an intern have shaped his career path....continue reading 

Who is MakerGirl?

February 21, 2019

“What bothers you?” A question we sometimes ask ourselves, launched MakerGirl, a fun and educational way to teach girls about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with the aim of getting them more involved in these careers....continue reading

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2019

Whether having great teammates is most important to you, learning and developing in order to advance in your career is what keeps you motivated, or having the flexibility to take time off to pursue personal interests, care for family, or achieve wellness goals is your priority, it is important that the organization for which you work supports these objectives....continue reading

Your Future: Explored

February 7, 2019

In looking for new and exciting ways to incorporate technology and connect with up and coming talent, Deloitte has taken an innovative approach to showcasing life at Deloitte. The Deloitte recruitment brand team recently launched Your Future: Explored, a new augmented reality (AR) app designed to provide an engaging and immersive experience to job seekers at recruiting events across the country....continue reading

Pioneer intern series: Rafael Huerta

January 31, 2019

Rafael has spent three summers as an intern at Deloitte, starting as a Pioneer Internafter his freshman year at college, then transitioning to Deloitte’s Discovery Internship, and finally completing a Tax Internship. This coming summer he will transition to a full-time role in Deloitte’s Business Tax Services practice. He reveals his favorite memories as an intern, advice for future interns, and why he decided to begin his professional career at Deloitte....continue reading 
 

Enhancing your career without changing jobs

January 28, 2019

With a new year in front of us, many people are planning out their goals and resolutions.  A popular goal for many is to find a new job.  But what if you like your company?  What if you aren’t ready to make a job change?  There are still ways that you can enhance your career and help you continue to feel fulfilled professionally....continue reading

Welcome to DLaunch

January 24, 2019

Deloitte recently launched a new and evolved orientation program called DLaunch. Not your typical run of the mill orientation, DLaunch was created to provide an engaging and interactive experience for new hires. The new program maximizes in-person time to focus on culture and connection during their critical first days....continue reading

Setting your career resolutions

January 3, 2019

Another year has come and gone, and you may begin to look back and reflect on the past year. As you think about what you’ve achieved and what you may still have yet to conquer, you may begin to formulate new goals for the upcoming year. How can you set yourself up for success and stay focused on these goals throughout the 2019?  Today we will look at four strategies you can use to help set your career intentions for the new year....continue reading

Life at Deloitte Careers Blog: 2018 in review

December 20, 2018

As we head into the holiday season and begin to prepare for the new year, we wanted to share a recap of some of our favorite and most popular posts. Hopefully, these posts will inspire you and help you as you plan your career goals for 2019....continue reading

Chris Blackburn: Balancing work while giving back

December 12, 2018

Chris Blackburn has developed a reputation as a go-to resource for questions related to internal controls at Deloitte. It's not hard to figure out why. Chris has over a decade of audit experience, graduated from Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and obtained a master’s degree at The College of William and Mary before joining Deloitte in 2007....continue reading

Who we are: Alan Hernandez

December 6, 2018

Alan Hernandez is many things: a first-generation American and the first in his family to attend college. He’s also the first in his family to embark on a career in the corporate world. And he hasn’t even graduated from college yet....continue reading

Deloitte named one of Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work

December 5, 2018

Deloitte has been named one of Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work, an annual list recognizing companies that go above and beyond to create a culture that fosters growth and development for their employees. Unlike other awards, Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work award is based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year...continue reading

Deloitte's International Internship Program

November 29, 2018

Traveling to foreign countries, learning about new cultures, and immersing yourself in a new way of life is often at the top of the list for many young professionals, but doing it while pursuing career aspirations and gaining professional skills and knowledge is even better. Each year Deloitte gives a select group of Deloitte interns this opportunity through the International Internship Program....continue reading 

Girls Who Code

November 26, 2018

The world of technology has largely been a male-dominated industry, despite the growing number of women entering the field. Girls Who Code and its founder Reshma Saujani set out to reverse this disparity. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit with the singular mission of closing the gender gap in technology....continue reading 

#SoDeloitteful

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is often a time where individuals reflect on the joys in their life and what they are grateful for. As our Recruitment Brand and Employer Brand & Marketing Teams prepare to enjoy time off with loved ones, we asked them to share what about Deloitte makes them #SoDeloitteful....continue reading

Deloitte’s US Delivery Center: A culture of continuous learning

November 15, 2018

Deloitte has cultivated a culture of continuous learning, which provides an environment that supports career growth and advancement. Professionals employed at Deloitte's US Delivery Centers (USDC) have created a cohesive and high performing team that delivers service excellence to clients and the community....continue reading

Veterans Day 2018

November 8, 2018

Deloitte has a long history of honoring veterans and through the years has continued its commitment to uplifting veterans through career development and exploration programs, skills training, volunteering, and collaborations with several veteran organizations across the country....continue reading

Who we are: Joe Guintu

October 31, 2018

In 2007, Joe Guintu, senior manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP, went surfing. “Seven hours later I couldn’t walk,” he said. Joe had started with Deloitte right out of college. He enjoyed travelling, collaborating with his colleagues, and learning from leadership. But now, everything had changed. Joe had suffered a spinal stroke, which paralyzed him permanently. He was hospitalized for months and went through extensive rehab. His colleagues put together a care package and visited him in the hospital. “It meant a lot,” he said. “Everyone was very helpful.”...continue reading

Learning more by stepping away

October 25, 2018

Professional growth and development are important to Dane Harrington, but early on in his career, he recognized that it doesn't have to come at the expense of achieving personal goals outside of work. Thanks in part to Deloitte’s support of individual well-being, Dane found a way to enhance his personal and professional life....continue reading

Candid Conversations: Patrick McElrath

October 22, 2018

To his colleagues at Deloitte, Patrick McElrath is known simply as Mac. But many may not know that he adopted the moniker from his days serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Mac served two years as an Army Ranger before a devastating combat injury left him permanently paralyzed from the waist down....continue reading

Happy birthday, Deloitte University!

October 18, 2018

Seven years ago, Deloitte opened Deloitte University: The Leadership Center (DU)—Deloitte’s premier leadership development center. DU, a 700,000 square feet physical facility in Westlake, Texas, has become the cultural hub of Deloitte and the undisputed destination for leaders....continue reading

Deloitte Women’s Leadership Launch and the value of female mentorship

October 15, 2018

Many female professionals are shattering the once impenetrable glass ceiling, breaking down barriers, and coming to the forefront as strong leaders. This is happening across varying industries including professional services, technology, manufacturing, and in the political arena....continue reading

Journey to an unexpected career

October 8, 2018

The funny thing about life is that you never know where it is going to take you. When both of us declared our majors in college – French Literature for Jen Steinmann and Marketing and Business Management for Jen Fisher – the roles we have now didn’t even exist! And, we’re not alone, 65 percent of today’s students will ultimately be employed in jobs that don’t exist yet....continue reading

Voice of experience: Ben Booher

October 4, 2018

Ben's career journey as a tax professional didn't take a linear path; instead, it was guided by his passions and interests, which has ultimately led to a rewarding and satisfying career with much more potential for continued growth....continue reading

Booked for a cause

October 1, 2018

What started as a volunteer project as a part of Deloitte’s annual Impact Day activities quickly turned into a literary initiative bringing together Deloitte Tax’s 2018 Chicago intern class and professionals at Deloitte’s Chicago Tax practice....continue reading

About that one thing

September 27, 2018

Deloitte places great emphasis on the well-being of professionals. The well-being initiatives, spearheaded by Jen Fisher, national managing director of well-being, Deloitte Services LP, encourages employees to take time for themselves to re-center and re-charge even during the busiest seasons. It also helps professionals to pursue at least one thing that is most important to them outside of work. This can range from family activities to sporting adventures, including training for a marathon to doing a yoga class each morning....continue reading

Deloitte’s US Delivery Center: Local teams delivering service excellence

September 20, 2018

Established in 2014, Deloitte's US Delivery Center (USDC) was designed to help clients achieve business value and a higher level of service in operational efficiency. Fast forward four years, the USDC has grown from one location to three locations across the country, employing more than 1,000 business, human resources, and technology professionals....continue reading

For the love of soccer

September 17, 2018

For Alex Saavedra, a senior tax accountant at Deloitte Tax LLP,  soccer isn't just a hobby; it’s a passion he has used to bring teams together at Deloitte.

Alex’s love for soccer was born from his trips as a child to his home country— Peru, where soccer is highly regarded and is a national sport well loved by Peruvians....continue reading

Event spotlight: PowerToFly networking event

September 13, 2018

In collaboration with PowerToFly, Deloitte Services LP’s Information Technology Services (ITS) organization recently hosted a professional networking event highlighting Deloitte’s commitment to supporting women in technology. PowerToFly strives to elevate the careers of women in technology through webinars, events, mentoring, and connecting them to opportunities with organizations like Deloitte....continue reading

Our interns' perspective: well-being at Deloitte

September 6, 2018

Working at one of the Big Four, such as Deloitte, can occasionally come with some stress. It’s important for organizations to make sure that its employees are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Pioneer internship is a 6-week program a six-week program offered to students that have just finished their freshman year of their undergraduate studies. Here, four of our 2018 Pioneer interns share their understanding of well-being here at Deloitte....continue reading

Adjusting to a new career

August 30, 2018

Starting anything new is always exhilarating, including a job. For many, a job isn’t just a job, it’s a vehicle that can be used to drive success, a chance to learn and grow both personally and professionally. Here, Rachel Meredith, New Hire Experience Manager, Deloitte Services LP, shares a few insights to help new hires with their transition....continue reading

2018 summer scholar conference

August 23, 2018

Summer scholars are participants in Deloitte Consulting’s undergraduate client service internship program. At this year’s summer scholar conference, over 480 future consultants representing 150 universities from across the United States enjoyed three days of networking and professional development activities....continue reading

Candid conversations: An inside look at Deloitte internships

August 16, 2018

Amanda Martin has a passion for coaching and helping others to achieve their full potential. She does this daily as the program lead on the Early ID/Strategy and Innovation team at Deloitte Services LP....continue reading

A year-by-year back-to-school guide for job preparation during college

August 9, 2018

As you head to campus this fall, it’s never too early to begin thinking about your future career. Nowadays, employers are providing opportunities for students at the freshman level (sometimes even earlier!), helping you to build your professional skills and gain experience that will help you secure a full time job well before you put on your cap and gown....continue reading

Candid conversations: Meet Neil Basu, a Deloitte intern

July 26, 2018

Over the next five years, New York native Neil Basu is planning to complete a Master’s in Accounting and establish himself as a leader in the field of audit and accounting. Neil is currently looking forward to his senior year at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he will complete a double major in accounting and business administration with concentrations in finance and information systems and business analytics....continue reading

#DeloittePride, #DeloitteProud

July 19, 2018

On June 24th, Deloitte had over 160 professionals, friends, and family take part in Chicago’s 49th annual Pride Parade, an event that draws over 1,000,000 spectators in support of equality of and in celebration of the LGBTQ community....continue reading

Future-proofing your career

July 12, 2018

When we think about the future, it is often met with a healthy dose of uncertainty, especially given today’s demographic, economic, and technological changes. As automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics continue to play an important role in our everyday lives, concerns about future job security and career stability have left many professionals feeling uneasy about the future of work....continue reading

How to succeed in your first internship

July 9, 2018

Everyone gets a start somewhere, and an internship can be one way to launch a successful career. Your first internship is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the world of work, an industry, and your chosen area of study. We explore some top tips for helping to achieve success during your first internship....continue reading

How I got my first job in Cyber

July 5, 2018

For many young adults, working at a professional services organization such as Deloitte is an aim long before it is a reality. It typically takes a strong academic resume, specialized skills, relevant internships or professional experience, and (in some cases) professional certifications in order to even be considered for a job interview....continue reading

Personal well-being: 10 questions with Alexis Meyer

July 2, 2018

Alexis Meyer has been practicing meditation and yoga for over a decade. A practice that has helped her to bring focus and balance to all aspects of her career and personal life. She has even initiated a yoga and meditation program at Deloitte, where she teaches her colleagues practices like mindfulness, meditation, and chair yoga. We sat down for a one-on-one with Alexis to discuss her passion for yoga and how it has impacted her well-being journey at Deloitte....continue reading

The importance of pro bono

June 28, 2018

Alex Haseley, a military veteran and senior manager in the Risk and Financial Advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, knows the importance of pro bono work. He enjoys using his professional skills to help people while creating an impact on his community. "It’s very rewarding to do this kind of work, and it makes everything else that I do at Deloitte and even in my community all that more worthwhile and rewarding."...continue reading

How working at Deloitte is like a summer camp

June 25, 2018

Growing up, one of the highlights of my summers was the time spent at YMCA Camp High Harbour in Alabama. As a child, that annual week in the woods gave me my first real taste of the vast world outside my family and home. Later, during my teen years, I worked as a counselor, spending even more time at the camp each summer....continue reading

Boomerangs at Deloitte

June 21, 2018

“When I returned to Deloitte, I felt extremely welcomed and supported. I felt that taking time away to focus on myself personally was seen as a strength, which I don’t think would be the case at other companies,” said Kathleen Merk. She left Deloitte in October 2015 as a senior campus recruiting specialist and returned in July 2016 as a senior resource management specialist in Deloitte Services LP....continue reading

The professional skills I wish I’d possessed on my first day

June 7, 2018

I still remember my first day working at Deloitte. Armed with a master’s degree in accountancy from Wake Forest University, I felt confident that I was ready to tackle the rigor and analysis that I was hired to do as an auditor....continue reading

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