From supporting the Leadership Development Center in the Schreyer Honors College to the Business Opportunities Summer Session in the Smeal College of Business, Deloitte has joined Penn State in efforts to start students on the path to success early. By building a relationship that strives toward a common goal, Deloitte and Penn State have developed a win-win approach to student engagement and recruiting.
Most recently, the Deloitte Foundation has committed to match contributions from Deloitte professionals to support the Leadership Development Center, a professional development opportunity for students in the Schreyer Honors College. As part of the collaboration, the center will now be known as the Deloitte Foundation Leadership Development Center through the 2024-25 academic term. Naming the center further makes Deloitte a recognized and respected name among the top students at Penn State.
“As one of the leading providers across audit, tax, consulting and advisory services, Deloitte has a unique perspective on leadership… That kind of spotlight, in virtually any realm, is rare.”
“Deloitte has a large network of active Penn State alumni and friends,” said Deloitte Foundation Leadership Development Center Director and Penn State Teaching Professor of Psychology Greg Loviscky. “As one of the leading providers across audit, tax, consulting and advisory services, they have a unique perspective on leadership. Deloitte representatives will be able to give students real-time feedback about their leadership competencies based on what the assessors see throughout the day. That kind of spotlight, in virtually any realm, is rare.”
“The Deloitte Foundation Leadership Development Center provides a unique cross-disciplinary professional development opportunity that allows students to immediately apply what they learned in their academic and organizational teams,” said Schreyer Honors College director of career development Lisa Kerchinski. “The personal insights as well as the competencies gained by participating in the program prepare students to be more effective team members and leaders.”
The program is open to students in every major and class year, and spans across colleges and disciplines. It presents a unique opportunity for Deloitte to interact with a diverse pool of interdisciplinary talent from across the University. Tailored opportunities to support programs like these continually make Deloitte one of the top recruiters among Penn State students.
“Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation are going to have a University-wide impact with the Deloitte Foundation Leadership Development Center, which will benefit students all over campus,” Loviscky said.
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the next generation of diverse business leaders and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators.