Four very capable and determined Skyline College students have been awarded the opportunity to participate in a memorable spring/summer experience at one of the top accounting firms in the world.  The Career Services Center has partnered with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) to inaugurate three career readiness experiential learning adventures that previously have been available solely to four-year university students. Beginning this spring, eligible Accounting majors have been encouraged to apply and interview for Explore, Elevate, and Start—on-site PwC programs held in their San Jose and San Francisco offices. Career Services Center appreciates the assistance of Accounting professors, Linda Whitten, Guillermo Ortiz, and Marv Steinberg for recommending students and providing their support. Our congratulations are offered to the following students:

Margo FeldmanMargo Feldman and Michael Wong (not pictured) – Participants in the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) San Jose Explore Program.

“The Explore Program at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) was an amazing opportunity to get a glimpse into the culture of the firm and also network with professionals while exploring our own strengths and how we fit into the company. We got to work in teams with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) professionals throughout the day and engage in creative activities that put our individual strengths to the test. The first half of the program was dedicated to exploring our unique strengths while the second half focused more on determining how those strengths can apply to different positions at Price Waterhouse (PwC). Overall it was an incredibly engaging and enjoyable experience. Thank you Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Skyline College for making this happen!

I was blown away by the fun dynamics of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). From free breakfast, lunch and candy (tons of it), to constant jokes among the professionals, Explore shattered my stereotype of accountants who sit at a desk crunching numbers all day and made me want to join Price Waterhouse (PwC) even more. “

Chantel Tumang Chantel Tumang –Participant in the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) San Francisco Elevate Program

“I am attending PwC’s Elevate program this summer, and could not be more excited for the opportunity! Not only will I have the chance to network with professionals in one of the top firms in the Big 4, but I will be able to get a head start on learning more about Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) culture, gain insight about the industry, and expose myself to future opportunities with at with the firm. I am grateful that Skyline College provided me the opportunity to connect with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) — not many other community colleges do this. Usually PwC’s programs are geared for four-year university students, but Skyline College helped put us on the map with them!

Really pumped for this summer and exploring my future with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC).

David MartinezDavid Martinez – Awarded the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) San Francisco Start Internship

Start, a five week corporate invitation allows David to learn more about the firm while further developing the skills necessary for success in the business world. Start is the first step in PwC’s much sought after Internship Experiences. After successful completion, he will have the opportunity to participate in a client service internship in one of the three service lines: Assurance, Tax, or Advisory.

“There’s no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs…. thank you for this great chance at success, Skyline College– I am truly blessed”


Article by Lavinia Zanassi    |     Photo by Students and Lavinia Zanassi