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Grit and resilience

June 17, 2021

For Peter Hodge, learning that not one—but both—of his daughters had cystic fibrosis (CF), a serious genetic disorder that affects breathing and digestion, was a shock to his system. But Peter refused to believe he couldn’t do anything about it....continue reading 

A mother's advice and a daughter's determination

April 12, 2021

Those that have worked with Stephannie Seltzer Bekerman would probably tell you she’s an incredible problem solver, technically inclined, and a reporting wizard. She’s a core member of the team…but she didn’t always feel that way....continue reading

Deloitte Certified Architect Program: Jeff Aryanto

March 25, 2021

Jeff Aryanto, a Deloitte Certified Chief Architect and Specialist Leader for Digital and Enterprise Architecture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, is based in Deloitte’s Dallas office. His areas of expertise include Modern Agile EA, Digital Commerce, Digital Customer, Content Management, Core Retail, Supply Chain, Distributed Order Management, Cloud, Analytics, and SOA/API Integration....continue reading 

The importance of giving back

March 19, 2021

“When I was growing up in Chicago, a lot of the exposure to opportunities around me came from others giving back to their community.”...continue reading

Technology Guild Program: Vaibhav Srivastav

September 24, 2020

Vaibhav Srivastav is a consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP, based in our Delhi, India office. During his 2+ years with Deloitte, he has helped technology sector clients understand how to make sense of their internal data warehouses and transition them onto the Google Cloud platform to expedite their machine learning journeys....continue reading

Life at Deloitte Careers Blog: 2019 in review

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....continue reading 

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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'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 

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

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  


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 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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