The Deloitte Information Session on Baruch College’s campus was held on September 11, 2012 for graduate and undergraduate students. The session placed heavy emphasis on the Advisory practice. The speakers explained the difference between advisory in business, technology, and valuation. There was also mention of the amount of travel required for these positions. Although many of these positions involve extensive travel, Deloitte has also implemented a “Global Development Program”, which allows employees to work globally using the internet. This gives newer employees more exposure at an earlier point in their career, while removing the burden of travel and lodging.
There is overlap between the Audit and Advisory, and Deloitte offers a lot of flexibility between departments within the firm. No one ever ends up being locked into a role, and can always request changes as they see fit. However, the Deloitte recruiter recommended that students should have a specific idea of which one they would prefer at the time of their interview. One of the auditors also explained more of the differences between audit and advisory, such as with audit, he is taking on new tasks every quarter and always feels like he is going into a new job. In addition, audit involves more reviewing of reports, and less working with people, as compared to advisory.
After the session, students were given the opportunity to speak with each individual from Deloitte. All of the speakers were Baruch graduates, and specifically mentioned that their education at Baruch provided them with a solid foundation for their positions. Deloitte appears to be a great company to work for in terms of their flexibility, innovations, and willingness to teach.
By Supreet Kesar