I like to describe myself as an “older millennial” in recent years. I have been heavily involved in campus recruiting and find it interesting how the younger half of our generation values technology, flexibility, and companies with purpose even more than I do.
When I started my first internship, we still used hard-copy workpapers and transitioned over that year to electronic workpapers (much to the displeasure of some of my mature coworkers). Now, our interns work strictly in electronic databases and have some Excel skills that I’m envious of. I have even found that the college classes have caught up and are teaching technology more than ever!In terms of flexibility, I do really value a work-life balance (whether or not I always am successful at it!) One thing I recently started was my own blog, for the young working professional interested in fashion. My website is www.chicpolishedaccountant.com and I can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. My weekends are now full with my “second job” and it’s been such a creative outlet to combine my love of style with my professional life. I now can point to my latest blog post when my coworkers ask me what I’m wearing. I’m a big proponent in dressing for the job, even if others have become more casual.
When it comes having a purpose, I am proud to work for a firm that values inclusion, volunteerism and shapes you as a professional. Recently, our CEO Tim Ryan, put out a statement about inclusion in the workplace and how PwC will stand up for all people. This type of statement really rang true with me and I appreciated hearing that.
Recently, I found a few articles related to millennials in accounting that I found to be interesting. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!