Deloitte & Touche USA LLP Hosts “School to Work Day”

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP will play host to more than 600 "at risk" high school students across the country, as part of "School to Work Day" on Friday, March 4. The program is designed to motivate students to stay in school and prepare for a career.

Hundreds of people from more than 20 Deloitte offices 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 eleventh 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 allows our people to engage with students and volunteer using the skills they provide to our clients every day. We give students an opportunity to see first-hand what it takes to be successful in the professional services field," said Stephanie Emry, 'School to Work Day' Program Director. "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."

Deloitte considers community involvement a business imperative and encourages its people to volunteer their time and talent. In the spirit of its commitment to community service, Deloitte recently held IMPACT Day, its national day of volunteering. Nearly 20,000 employees in the United States took the opportunity to set aside their work for the day and volunteer in the community.

Deloitte 2005 "School to Work Day" Cities:

  • *Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • *Detroit, MI
  • Glen Mills, PA
  • Houston, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • *Minneapolis, MN
  • *New York, NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Summit, NJ
  • Toronto, ON

*School to Work Day will take place on an alternate day in March.

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