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Our People: Conor Lohan

Our People: Conor Lohan

Meet Conor - 2017 KPMG in Bermuda scholarship recipient.

Meet Conor - 2017 KPMG in Bermuda scholarship recipient.

2017 KPMG Scholarship Recipient

Being a KPMG scholarship recipient has awarded me opportunities for career and personal development that I otherwise may not have had. Nearing the end of my first summer internship with KPMG in Bermuda in the advisory department, I have been able to get hands on experience with real client engagements, give back to the community through various charity projects and be the first scholarship winner to travel to Europe and participate in the KPMG Global Advantage Program. I will be heading into my final year of undergraduate studies at McGill University in the fall seeking to complete my double major in Economics and Accounting and prepare for the
CPA.

Working in the Advisory department, mostly within Restructuring, I was pleased to contribute real value to the team through various client projects and business development. There is always something to do in Advisory so I am constantly engaged and I find myself learning a variety of different skills from being a generalist within the department. My biggest personal achievement of the summer was being given the responsibility of tackling the first stages of a mid-sized restructuring project, in which I was able to give my manager an in-depth report that helped secure funding for the firm. Even though you are a summer student at KPMG, you are quickly assimilated into the team and given the opportunity to provide real value.

My fellow interns and I were also able to give back to the community in a variety of different ways, through charity projects and community days. We were split up and assigned various projects across the island providing help to those charities that required assistance. Interns did a wide variety of projects, ranging from IT help, marketing, compiling and presenting research. We also spent a day helping refurbish the Bermuda Gymnastics Association facilities. 

I am thankful for the generosity of the firm awarding me the opportunity to participate in the 2018 KPMG Global Advantage program. As the most recent scholar, I was flown to Amsterdam for four days to train and network with over 120 incoming KPMG interns as well as Partners and Recruiters. This event connected new KPMG recruits across offices in the US and Europe. We were taught to recognize the differing communication styles of professionals and participated in case study presentations adapting to different cultural norms.
Outside of the classroom we were given the chance to visit a large KPMG Amsterdam client, hear from a panel of professionals working with the client and listen to a speech by Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenry. Besides from the technical training, there were several social events and a lot of free time to meet new people, expand our professional networks and explore the city! I am proud to be the first Bermudian student to participate in the program and I hope future scholarship recipients will continue to carry the torch. The program will continue summer 2019 in Budapest; enjoy!

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