More Than 600 High School Students Become Consultants for a Day...Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, will play host to more than 600 "at risk" high school students today, March 5 as part of "School to Work Day." The program, which is designed to motivate students to stay in school and prepare for a career, will be held in more than 30 Deloitte offices across the country.
Hundreds of people from Deloitte will volunteer their time throughout the day, as instructors and mentors. In addition to participating in panel discussions and mock interviews with their hosts, students will embark on internet scavenger hunts to enhance computer literacy. They will also have the opportunity to become consultants for the day, by taking part in mock business case studies, which will be led by Deloitte consultants. Student cases focus on typical management consulting projects such as how to curtail the exodus of young, skilled professionals from a city, or how to identify the reasons for profitability differences between different amusement parks.
This is the tenth year Deloitte is conducting "School to Work Day." The program is part of a larger mentoring program offered throughout the school year. Goals of the program include exposing students to a career in consulting, encouraging students to continue their education and pursue a rewarding career, and giving underprivileged students an opportunity to interact with professionals in a business environment.
"The "School to Work Day" program is an important part of Deloitte’s national community involvement activities," said Anne Rouse Sudduth, Deloitte’s National Director of Community Involvement. "It provides our people with a way to volunteer their time and intellectual capital and provides students in need with a mentor in a professional career."
The firm strongly encourages its people to volunteer their time and talent, recognizes them for doing so and rewards them for encouraging others to get involved. Deloitte actively seeks new and strategic opportunities to advance the causes that are important to its people and to have a positive impact on its communities.