BSix Business students – KPMG for the day
Business Level 3 students benefited from a Skills day hosted and delivered by KPMG, one of the world’s leading providers of Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
With employability skills high on everyone’s agenda, the day was a perfect opportunity for our students to gain insight into a professional work environment – and not just any work place, but a global company! Students learnt about key techniques for successful interviews. This included:
- Definition of branding.
- Importance of personal branding.
- How we convey ourselves through social media and whether it always aligns with reality.
as well as…
- How to prepare for interviews and details to keep in mind.
- Techniques that are often used and how to approach them.
The STAR technique: a technique that can be implemented in countless situations to deliver the best of results.
Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive:
”KPMG was an incredible experience. It helped us to understand the importance of interview skills through teaching us how to use techniques like STAR . In addition, they taught us that it takes 1/10th of a second to make an impression. This could benefit us in the future as it puts us in a position where we know exactly what to do in our interview.”
“perspective and mindset are very crucial when it comes to anything we do in life; and this was a great analogy which emphasised the importance of being positive and how far it can get you in terms of education and career.”
“ It was really intriguing to hear how we as individual are our own brands; what we do, our perspectives and how we carry ourselves play a big role. For instance, the things that we share on social media are not always well-thought out and unfortunately it has its consequences.”