Our students are thriving during the summer by working at different companies for their internships. This summer Austin Kreft is part of the KPMG office in Portland for his internship. He dropped us a line and sent us this photo! Thank you for sharing this with us.
KPMG did an office remodel of the Portland office about two years ago, and as part of the re-design, they fielded ideas from the office staff about words that they associated with the firm, their experience, and the Portland office in particular, and then displayed them with three-dimensional lettering along a hallway wall in the office.
I sent Gwynn Klobes, Director of the P4 Program (Pamplin Professional Preparation Program) a picture of my favorite section of the wall, where “Pilot Pride” is on permanent display. While my coworkers and managers this summer came from all over the place, and the firm has a big mix of academic backgrounds, I thought it was cool to be at a place where my school has a distinct legacy.
Being a Pilot has helped me to connect to the Portland office in a way I don’t think I could have with another school: an alumna is how I connected initially with the firm, and it was a U.P. alumna with whom I had my exit meeting with a partner on Friday.
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University of Portland ’18 | B.B.A. Accounting & Finance