Deloitte was one of the companies that I had especially looked forward to visiting. This was because I had some previous experience with this firm after participating in their Consulting Apprenticeship Program and my first peer advisor at the iSchool was also one of the presenters. Having my peer advisor there was almost surreal as this was my third road trip and finally the presenters that had previously seemed so foreign had turned into people that I actually knew. It finally seemed real that I could actually turn into one of them one day.
I believe that Deloitte was not only one of the most professional presentations but also one of the most informative as far as what they do in their day to day roles. We began the visit with information about what each of our presenters do in their roles and their extra-curricular activities to get involved in the community and with their co-workers. They encourage employees to participate on sports teams or tutor out in the community which was something that I did not think would happen at a big four firm where working 60 hour weeks seems to be the norm.
One part of the presentation that stood out the most to me was when they explained their use of SAP’s technology solutions in their Enterprise Resource Planning System. All of the technological solutions that they came up with went into their SAP Accelerator Program. This was their way of using previously proven solutions and applying them to other companies that face similar problems. This set their presentation apart from others that we had seen in my opinion because we had not heard about how other companies go through their consulting work and that really interested me.