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Calgary - KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge 2019

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KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge 2019
KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge (KICC) is your chance to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. As part of a small team you will be presented with a core business issue, to which your team will brainstorm, develop and present a solution. Your business model / case or concept should innovate, disrupt and transform the client's usual business or operating approach.

Throughout the process you will have the chance to learn from great thinkers, explore new innovations, develop your business skills and grow your connections within KPMG. And there's also the chance that you'll make it to the national final in one of our national offices, the global final in Buenos Aires and claim the ultimate title of KPMG's Innovation and Collaboration Challenge global winners for 2019.

Key dates:

Selection events:
January 2019
*Exact dates will be communicated at a later time*

Local KICC competition
January 19, 2019

National KICC competition:
Location TBA: February 28-March 1, 2019

Global KICC competition:
Buenos Aires, Argentina: April 8-11, 2019

What's in it for you?

Hosted by KPMG professionals, you will be trained by industry leaders on design thinking and presentation skills. The knowledge you'll gain from this workshop will be valuable to you at school, in other business competitions, and later in your professional career. These elements make KICC a once in a lifetime opportunity!

The four winning teams from each local competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to one of our offices in Canada, where they will represent their city and compete in the National finals. In addition to meeting students from across the country you will get the opportunity to network with KPMG leaders from across the business and grow your connections with our firm.

The National finals will be held in March, at either the Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal office. All expenses will be covered by KPMG. And if that wasn't enough, Canadian winner will join us at the grand final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where you'll have the opportunity to work on a new client challenge and compete against the best of the best to become the global champions for 2019!

What you bring to the program:

KICC is open to all undergraduate students. As a well-rounded student, you have a strong academic record and presentation skills. You work well in teams and are able to effectively communicate your ideas to peers and colleagues. As a highly motivated student who is involved in on-campus initiatives and extra-curricular activities, you thrive in challenging situations, and are able to identify opportunities and generate solutions.

To apply:

Please apply to the local program that is closest to your university location. Note, this competition application is for theCalgary office. To apply to the Toronto,Vancouver or Montreal competitions, please click here. You will be given the opportunity on the application to indicate your office location preference for future employment.

All applications must be received no later thanSaturday, December 15, 2018 9:59pm MST.

Our online application system will allow you to include up to five documents without losing your formatting. Applications can be addressed to "Hiring Manager" and should include the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Electronic copy of your most recent transcript

If you do not have access to an electronic copy of your transcript, we ask that you provide a summary of your marks where indicated. If you experience any difficulties with the online system, please contact
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KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. KPMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Shared Service Centre by email at or by phone at 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 (Option 1). KPMG will consult with all applicants with disabilities who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.

Posted: December 7, 2018
Closes: February 5, 2019
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KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. We provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to many of the public and private business, not-for profit, and public sector organizations ...