Alper Ozgit, Econ Illinois Board Member and PwC Tax Director talks with high school accounting students about real-world career experiences.
CHICAGO — Last fall, Econ Illinois teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to invite 40 high school accounting students and their teachers to participate in a career experience as part of the Illinois Pathways Finance Learning Exchange. Students attended an informational site visit to explore the variety of job opportunities from industry professionals within this big 4 accounting firm, helping students develop more in-depth knowledge on their career choices.
“I am passionate about financial literacy and youth education,” said Alper Ozgit, Tax Director, specializing in Transfer Pricing for PwC. “Students have an opportunity to talk to and learn about a variety of roles here at PwC. We also talk to them about what we look for in their resumes and how it helps to include more than work history when applying for finance related positions. Read More.
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Econ Illinois has been selected as the Lead Entity for the Finance Learning Exchange (FLE) for the state of Illinois. STEM Learning Exchanges are public-private partnerships creating more real-world experiences for students, enhancing college and career readiness.