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Student Development Programs

PwC offers invaluable opportunities to grow professionally while simultaneously getting to know the firm. Here’s a look at the Student Development programs PwC offers:

Challenge, PwC's Case Competition

Today's dynamic business environment requires analytical thinking, fact-based decision making, and collaborative action. You’ll experience it all first hand in Challenge, our entry level case competition. Join nearly 5,000 other students from 100 colleges and universities, learn more about the strategic issues companies all over the world are facing, and compete for cash prizes. In addition to gaining recognition for your critical thinking and communication skills, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with PwC professionals who will judge and provide input on your business cases and presentations.

Challenge is open to all freshmen and sophomores (and juniors in a 5 year program) and does not require detailed knowledge of business concepts or accounting.

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Explore, PwC's Career Discovery Program

Explore is a one-day program focused on helping participants identify and analyze their strengths to better understand who they are and potential career opportunities. Participants will learn alongside PwC professionals who will share real-life examples of how their career has been enriched by aligning their individual strengths and interests--both personally and professionally. Explore participants will have the opportunity to learn about PwC’s culture and a first-hand look at our lines of service and how we serve our clients. The program provides participants with a foundational understanding of PwC and a potential career in professional services.

Explore is open to freshmen, sophomores, and, juniors who are currently pursuing or are considering declaring a major in business or STEM, and have an interest in a career in professional services. Please note that participants are can only participate in Explore once.

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Career Preview

PwC’s Career Preview is designed for high-performing college freshmen/rising sophomores who self-identify as members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the professional services industry, protected veterans, and/or individuals with disabilities. Career Preview is an excellent opportunity for you to confirm your college academic career path and your career objectives, and to become better acquainted with PwC. As a participant in this three day program, you will work alongside your peers to learn actively about yourself, the world of professional services and our firm.

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Start, PwC’s diversity internship

Start is PwC’s diversity summer internship experience, uniquely designed for high-performing college sophomores/rising juniors who self-identify as members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the professional services industry, protected veterans, and/or an individuals with disabilities. Selected students for this internship will learn about the professional services industry.  They will also have the opportunity to develop professional and technical skills necessary for success in the business world by working with teams across PwC’s internal functions.

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Elevate, Seeing your career from new heights

PwC’s Elevate program is designed for prospective interns to experience our culture first-hand, while building relationships with professionals and learning more about how we are innovating our firm!

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Advance, PwC's Internship Experience

Experience PwC from the inside! Our interns say that the internship provided them with opportunities to better understand the professional services industry, build relationships with Partners, Principals and staff and develop personally and professionally through our Leadership Development Experience. Embarking on a new career can be one of the most exciting times in your life. With over 90% of our interns receiving full time offers, the right internship can help you take the next critical step in shaping a successful and rewarding career. Join PwC to kickstart your career and develop as a leader even before you graduate from college.

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