Building bridges from university to the workplace
EY University workshops in the Ukraine are offering students a valuable taste of a career in professional services.
EY University gives students an opportunity to get a foretaste of such professions as auditor, tax consultant, transactions professional and CR manager, to get acquainted with the basic requirements for entry level positions in various departments, and to discuss professional development and possible career growth directions with EY employees.Marina Zakharina, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLC (EY Ukraine)
A high proportion of businesses complain that today’s graduates lack the skills they need to work today’s jobs. If education systems aren’t producing graduates with the skills employers are looking for, what can be done to bridge that divide?
One simple answer is to give university students an advance taste of what today’s jobs involve. That’s exactly what EY University workshops, organized by the EY office in Kyiv, are designed to provide.
Through these workshops, students not only get the opportunity to discuss possible career paths with EY people, but also gain a much deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed by completing a training module on the EY service line most relevant to their ambitions and field of study.
And as far as bridging the gap between university and the working world is concerned, these workshops clearly work. Of more than 800 students who have taken part to date, many have succeeded in finding a job in professional services, including 50 with EY.