The Big 4 Week
Monash University Malaysia collaborated with the Big Four accounting firms in Malaysia to provide students with the opportunity to identify possible recruitment pathways, learn the work culture, and network with the representatives from the firms.
To kick start the week, Sherri Zanor, a representative from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), spoke to students on ‘How to Build your Personal Brand’. Sherri explained that in order to excel, one has to be honest and upfront. With a presence in 157 countries, PwC is committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. She also shared insights on building a professional resume.
‘How to Nail That Job Interview’ was broached by a representative from Deloitte, an organisation that provides audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, enterprise risk and consulting services. The speaker, Sunita Kaur, shed light on the processes involved in securing an interview at Deloitte.
Kok Choong Lee and Chee Heng Luen from EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young), one of the largest professional services firm in the world, started day three with a talk on ‘Professionalism - Navigating the World of Work’. Kok elaborated on soft skills that are needed by employers, while Chee shared his personal endeavours with EY and the benefits of pursuing the MICPA-CAANZ program which caters to both accounting diploma and degree holders.
Touching on the recent cyber attacks and incidents, Meisam Eslahi from Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG), a professional service company, shared how hackers use fake cellphone towers to spread viruses to android phones on the last day of the event.
The Big 4 definitely left its mark with the four impactful talks from the guest speakers.