Accompanied by corporate backing, individual gifts from scores of Bryant alumni at PwC are a key component in the company’s record pledge of $1.35 million to support diversity initiatives focused on scholarships and leadership development as part of Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future, the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in Bryant history.
PwC is one of the world’s largest accounting and largest professional services firms overall. More than 350 Bryant University alumni are employed at PwC, 22 of whom are partners and who volunteer at the University on many fronts including guest lecturing and serving on the Accounting Advisory Board and on Bryant’s Board of Trustees.
"The unique partnership between Bryant and PwC is beneficial to the students of the University and the clients of our firm. This new step in that relationship will broaden what we can offer to help train and develop young diverse talent well into the future."
The company has been a dynamic corporate partner to Bryant for more than three decades, engaging with students, programs, and working with the University to increase diversity at the school and within the accounting profession. PwC offers internships to dozens of Bryant students every year.
“An internship has several layers of value,” says Robert Calabro, PwC Partner and Bryant University Trustee. “For the student, it helps build a relationship with a prospective employer. And for PwC, it’s a way of ratifying an employee’s potential.”
"The unique partnership between Bryant and PwC is beneficial to the students of the University and the clients of our firm," Calabo adds. "This new step in that relationship will broaden what we can offer to help train and develop young diverse talent well into the future."
“Reality-based learning is absolutely critical for the success of Bryant students entering the workforce,” says Jeannette (Landon) Mitchell ’96, a partner at PwC. Mitchell notes that all the internship and career placement opportunities available to students are made possible because of the strong relationships built over the years between the University and the corporate community – a relationship that is further strengthened with PwC’s donation to The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future that focuses on creating an inclusive campus and preparing diverse students for a career in accounting.
The PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion comprises Bryant’s Intercultural Center, Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women’s Center, Pride Center, Disability Services, the Interfaith Center, and Campus Ministries.