Student ambassador programmes by organisations help develop students’ technical and soft skills. One such initiative is the Deloitte Student Ambassador Program.
Launched in 2014, the Program was introduced to recognise talented new staff. Its Student Ambassadors are those who have accepted priority offers to join the firm upon graduation and have excelled in their studies, co-curricular activities or their internships with the firm.
The 2015 edition of the Program saw Low Zhan Hao Pierre, BAC Year 3 and Ngui Jia Yi, BAC Year 2 joining Deloitte as the firm’s Student Ambassadors.
During his summer internship, Pierre had the opportunity to work together with an audit engagement team and participate in numerous company activities. He said, “I had the chance to apply the accounting theories and knowledge which I have learnt to actual audit work.
“I feel really honoured to be selected as a Deloitte Student Ambassador – I am excited to be given this opportunity to share my experiences with other aspiring students who are considering either an internship or a career with Deloitte,” said Pierre.
For Jia Yi, one of the highlights of working in Deloitte was being assigned a mentor she could learn from. She treasures this opportunity and will strive to make the most out of it. She also looks forward to representing Deloitte as its liaison with her peers back at school.
Jia Yi who is also a Deloitte Scholar (2015) observed that the organisation manifested “a balance between work and other interesting activities such as sports and corporate responsibility events…Thus, I decided to apply for the scholarship as I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to enhance my career while pursuing other passions.”
As Deloitte Student Ambassadors, Pierre and Jia Yi will be able to experience more of Deloitte’s culture – they will receive invites to company events, have access to funding for a volunteer activity of their choice, and continued support from Deloitte mentors. Back at NUS, they will, as Deloitte’s emissaries, build and promote the company’s brand eminence among their peers.
Pierre and Jia Yi will be part of the Deloitte Student Ambassador Program from now until they join the firm full time.