PricewaterhouseCoopers 2017 Accelerate Winner
Winnie Zhang 13POWH has been selected by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a 2017 Accelerate winner, which is part of their scholarship programme.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is widely known as the world's most prestigious accounting firm. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world. The PwC scholarship is a rare opportunity offered to high school students in order to develop their skills, knowledge and relationships to begin their careers.
The online application involved a four thousand word essay outlining the applicant’s key achievements, career aspirations and motivation. In order to choose 60 interviewees from a pool of around 300 applications, candidates needed to exemplify excellent grades, leadership ability, community work and an overall positive attitude. The formal interview process involved a one on one meeting with a PWC partner and a recruitment officer.
The opportunity provides Winnie with a PwC staff mentor, summer internship, and invitations to functions and social events. The calibre of the recipients was exceptional.