Balqees, congratulations on your job with PricewaterhouseCoopers!
Can you walk us through the steps you took to receive this position?
I knew I wanted a position at Big 4, and in order to receive that you must have an extraordinary resume. Keeping that in mind, I joined the Finance Association and Beta Alpha Psi in my sophomore year. Being a member at Finance Association, I was exposed to various companies through their Career Mixer and Professional Meetings and was able to land myself an internship in an insurance company. I kept applying online on the PwC website and rejections kept rolling in each semester. It was a 2-year process because I continuously networked with the recruiters, polished my resume by being the President of Finance Association, and worked hard in my classes. Once I got invited for an interview, I prepared myself by researching the firm and doing a couple of mock interviews at Rockwell Career Center. Because of all the things I did for the past 2 years, I was able to land myself a full-time with PwC and I’m eternally grateful to the Rockwell Counselors, Zach Wortzel and Amanda Ware, who helped me throughout the entire process.
If someone wanted a job like yours, what would be the one piece of advice you would give them?
Don’t let rejection kill your spirit. Always remember that life’s a numbers game, if you’re getting a lot of rejections, you’re likely doing at least one thing right: you’re trying. The most important thing is to use your resources well, we have a Rockwell Career Center and counselors are always going to be there for you no matter what so build an amazing relationship with them. Last but not least, NETWORKING! It’s the most crucial thing in the corporate world, always network even when you have a fulltime or internship because you never know who knows who.
Congratulations again Balqees!
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