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October 22, 2008 - Image 36

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ramento, 1994 WC RECRUITER Jennifer
'ORITE ANIMAL: Pettersen has been with
is-they love you the firm eight years and
onditionatty worked in several different
offices, and she still continues
to be impressed with the quality of the students she meets.
Pettersen, who loves going to campus and talking to students
about life at the firm, is amazed at how engaged today's
college students are, and how prepared many of them are for
careers in accounting. And that works out well for her-it
is interacting with students, she says, that makes her job
What do you like about recruiting? I love interacting with
students and feeling like I'm making a difference in someone's
professional life. When you're dealing with students, they're
always interested in learning as much about the firm as
possible. It's great to be able to tell students all the wonderful
reasons why they should work here.
And what are some of those reasons? PwC is a great place
for graduates to start their accounting careers. We have an
exceptional training program, and graduates can really develop
their careers at PwC in a way that will benefit them no matter
where they end up in the future. We also have an excellent
coaching and mentoring program on top of that, so they're
interacting frequently with mentors as well as their peers.

How are the college and MBA students you recruit an asset to
PwC? Our campus hires are some of the most important assets
of the firm-they're our potential future leaders. They're the
group that's bringing a lot of new ideas to the table.
Do you have advice for students who might want to work there
one day? Be actively involved on campus and demonstrate
leadership skills in what you do. Be able to bring fresh ideas
and perspectives to our firm, and if you interview with us, tell
us why you can make a difference at PwC.
Speaking of interviewing, do you have any tips you can share?
Be well prepared to tell your interviewer about yourself-what
makes you different, what makes you stand out from the pack,
what you're looking for in a career, why we should hire you. We
already have your resume. The interview is your opportunity to
share with us the things about yourself that aren't on it.
What's something about PwC that only people who work there
know? Our commitment to quality and integrity-we see it
every day on the job, but I don't know if those outside of the
firm grasp the depth of our commitment. At PwC we have
values and standards that are embedded in every action we
take and decision we make. Everyone at every level here-from
partner to new associate to HR-understands the importance
of living our values, and can give examples of how they
demonstrate them in everything they do.



12 FALL 2008

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