Building a Workforce for the Future
Northeastern’s collaboration supports PwC’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse talent. The goal is to provide students from all backgrounds an equal opportunity to succeed, help to change students’ trajectories, and uplift their communities. The coursework is hands-on and directly applicable to their work at PwC.
The Northeastern and PwC teams together created an immersive graduate-level learning experience that uniquely integrates rigorous D’Amore-McKim course work with PwC experiential learning opportunities, culminating with a Master of Science Management (MSM) degree. PwC’s degree program, called ‘While You Work’ builds a workforce of the future that’s prepared to navigate the challenges associated with breakthrough technologies that are disrupting industries and changing the world of work. They are also leveraging this program to eliminate systemic barriers to entry into the accounting profession and build a diverse workforce.
A new pathway for earning a master’s degree
PwC’s fellowship combines real work experiences at PwC and a master’s degree program at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. This unique one-year program, designed for eligible rising college seniors or recent college graduates, aims to increase opportunities for traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in the professional services industry.
About the program
Accepted participants join PwC’s Private group as a fellow, a unique role between the traditional intern and associate levels. Fellows complete Northeastern University’s academic requirements while working a part-time schedule at PwC to gain valuable work experience. This co-created cutting-edge academic offering for PwC enhances the capabilities of their workforce and integrates learning in the flow of their everyday work.