Big4.com Reports on Nearly 1,600 Undergrads Vying For A Coveted Spot With Deloitte’s 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break

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Big4.com Reports on Nearly 1,600 Undergrads Vying For A Coveted Spot With Deloitte’s 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:00pm

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC, was there to get the information on Deloitte’s Maximum Impact program.

Chosen from a pool of 1,600 applicants, 88 college students will participate in the fifth annual “Maximum Impact: Deloitte’s Alternative Spring Break” program this year and Big4.com has put together the relevant information . Teaming with United Way and Teach For America, Deloitte will host two distinct spring break programs that will enable top-tier undergraduates to volunteer their time and skills while simultaneously connecting with its professionals.

From March 4 to March 8, Deloitte and Teach For America will bring 35 college students to Memphis to tutor local students, offer small group instruction and speak about the importance of a college education, among other projects. Through Deloitte’s sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Olympic bobsled Champion Steve Mesler will kick off the effort by addressing the volunteers about the connection between high performance and community service.

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek will kick off the second program in Atlanta from March 10 to March 16 by sharing how leadership lessons from the ice rink can translate to the workforce. Fifty-three students will join Deloitte and United Way for volunteer projects, including those that aim to impact early childhood education, as well as high school graduation rates.

Rachel Fetterman, audit senior assistant, Deloitte & Touche LLP and a 2008 program participant who was later hired by the organization commented.

“Maximum Impact was the first time I had the opportunity to closely interact with Deloitte and its people,” she told Big4.com.

“As a result, I knew that Deloitte would not only be a place where I would feel comfortable working, but where I could develop strong friendships, mentorships, and professional relationships. I was also excited by the fact that Deloitte is an organization dedicated to volunteering and giving back to the community, where I would be able to get more involved.”