Sophomore year Deloitte hosted an information session at my school’s career services center. At the event, I met various professionals and learned about the competition. From that moment, I knew I wanted to participate. I saw it as a way to challenge myself, expand my network, and personally grow from a real-world business experience. The teams were randomly created by the recruiters and given to us with the case.
As soon as I met with my team and the Deloitte professionals my excitement began to build. Deloitte presented us with a client request from a company’s executive team. Within the next week, we were responsible for assisting our client and providing a recommendation to them.
The opportunity to participate in the Deloitte R.I.S.E. Risk & Financial Advisory Case Competition provided me with a valuable and exciting look into the world of advisory. The simulation showed me how global professional services firms like Deloitte add value to their clients by helping to reduce or eliminate risk and solve their most complex business issues.
The case challenged me to create innovative solutions and apply what I had learned in school to a real-world problem. This required us to look at the problem from multiple perspectives pulling in information from our different classes to create the best solution.
To this day I still keep in touch with my group members and our team’s advisor is not only a friend but a mentor who has helped me grow both personally and professionally. Participating in the RISE competition will not only be a great learning experience but will also give you the opportunity to build lifelong relationships and a chance to have a lot of fun. I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.
For more information on the Deloitte RISE Competition visit the Deloitte Website.