PWC Employability Prize 2016

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This month, our talented students took part in the PWC Employability Prize 2016. The day consisted of student poster presentations followed by a prize giving presentation, talk from PWC Norwich, a networking and Q&A session.

Congratulations to our winners Kieran Earley, Laura Oxley and Yuet Lee (Monica) who all won prizes.

PWC Employability Prize 2016 – By Kieran Earley

At the start of the second semester, as a third year undergraduate student that was participating in the module ‘Advanced Financial Accounting’ I was made aware of the PWC Employability Prize Competition. This was a competition that was to be based on the broad topic of Revenue Recognition, and involved producing a poster to present to employees from the Norwich PWC office. In a busy final year, I already had knowledge on Revenue Recognition due to an essay already written in the module regarding the new IFRS 15. Many others had also done this essay, and this made for stiff competition come the day of presentation to a PWC panel consisting of Norwich Office Senior Partners.

On the day I presented with eight other students: there was a mix of differently structured posters on show that tackled the topic of Revenue Recognition in a variety of ways. Because of this, it was really interesting to hear other students’ perspectives when I wasn’t presenting. Questions that were asked from the PWC panel were more thought-provoking than expected, but it was a more a challenge relished than an intimidation. After waiting while the panel discussed for quite some time, we were given a presentation of what it would be like to work for a prospective employer such as PWC. Finally, the prizes were announced and I was shocked to have come in first place ahead of other talented students. After the presentation we headed into the next room to enjoy pizza and beers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

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