THINK It, SEE It, BE It: Diversity Pipeline Business Camp & Program
Developing Diverse Talent in the Fields of Accounting, Finance & Cybersecurity
The KPMG U.S. Foundation has awarded Seton Hill a $25,000 grant through the Reaching New Heights Program to promote access and equity for all students in higher education.
The KPMG U.S. Foundation is committed to advancing equity in higher education by providing enhanced access to meaningful opportunities for all students, through programs like Reaching New Heights, to increase access to new career paths and help develop a more diverse workforce for the future. This commitment aligns with Seton Hill's mission to educate students who are fit for the world in which they are destined to live.
At Seton Hill University, we value greatly the different perspectives that a diverse faculty, staff and student population bring. Within the School of Business, we develop forward-thinking, ethical and innovative business leaders of tomorrow, who cherish and are driven by the heritage of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to respect the dignity of all people, appreciate diversity, embrace change and build sustainable businesses, organizations and communities that serve all.
THINK It, SEE It, BE It: Diversity Pipeline Business Camp and Program is a new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) Initiative within the School of Business to address the diminishing pipeline of diverse talent in the fields of: accounting, finance and cybersecurity. This diversity pipeline program model is offered three-phases:
- Phase 1) THINK It: create interest in the accounting, finance and cybersecurity professions through participation in growth mindset training, terminology and concept exposure through: games, exercises, and experiential learning projects and self-designed applications
- Phase 2) SEE It: 2-day summer camp with hands-on workshops to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each profession with opportunities connect with KPMG mentors, career coaches, faculty and career professionals.
- Phase 3) BE It: begin the steps related to the career pathway for each profession through exposure to Wukich Center client firms, professionals (as mentors) and networking, internships or job shadowing, competitions and career planning activities.
This program will be implemented through collaborative partnerships (within the Jeannette City School District) with small business owners, faculty and other community partners.
- High school junior or senior, grade average of “C” in math or science.
- Seton Hill University student with an undecided major or minor; GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Identifies with the following groups: person of color, female, LBGTQIA+ community.
- Demonstrates the C.A.R.E. (Character, Aptitude, Responsibility & Engagement) Model to represent leadership, courage and integrity.
- Hobbies or interests in: gaming, problem solving, creativity, bodybuilding, coding, gambling, woodworking or music theory.
- Referred by teacher or professor, career or guidance counselor, coach or community leader; self-applications also acceptable.
- A minimum $500 stipend as well as other prizes and scholarship opportunities.
- Program transportation, meals, career clothes, site visits to college campus, KPMG offices and small businesses.
- Certificate-based training, workshops, tutoring, small business projects, program materials, books and supplies.
- Personalized “TSB Passport” (Academic and/or career pathway plan).
- One-on-one mentorship, job shadow an executive or professional, internship opportunities.
Phase I: THINK it (create interest thru engagement, exposure, workshops)
Phase 2: SEE it (learn roles, career planning, mentors + 2-day camp)
Phase 2 BE it (career pathway through internships, job shadow, projects)
We want to challenge you to THINK about your future, to SEE new opportunities and to BE inspired to dream!
Interested students will complete a preliminary assessment and a short application.
Program applications open on February 1, 2023.
Send a request for more information or to be added to the application waitlist to:
Attention: Project Director, Lyz Marshall
Seton Hill University’s Wukich Center
1 Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601