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Latest posts: corporate citizenship

My journey with the PENCIL organization

December 12, 2019

I didn’t develop a passion for community service until well into my twenties. There was no community service requirement at my high school, and I didn’t seek out opportunities.  It’s not that I didn’t care; I just didn’t make it a priority when I should have....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

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

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

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 

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 

 

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

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 

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

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

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

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