Future Diversity Leaders Program

Application

Please print the following and submit it to KPMG directly: FDL Student Application

Objective

The objective of the Future Diversity Leaders program (FDL) is to identify 50 freshmen annually to participate in a three to four year scholarship program that focuses on leadership and includes internships at KPMG LLP. These students would be enrolled in or have intentions of being enrolled in the business school of their university, with the expectation that they would choose an accounting, finance, IT or other business major that would align with KPMG’s multiple practices and disciplines.

Students from Premier Schools and the Diversity 20 would be identified and sponsored by a professor from the student’s respective business school. KPMG’s Campus Recruiting team would review the nominations and select 50 students. The sponsoring professors for these students would serve as their mentors during their participation in the FDL program. If there are more qualified students than we can accommodate, they would be evaluated for other KPMG programs such as Discover KPMG or Fast Forward.

Criteria for Consideration

Nomination Process

Nominations must be submitted to KPMG by the professor who will serve as the student’s program sponsor.

Note - A KPMG recruiter may also connect a student with a professor at his/her school. The professor would then determine whether or not to submit a nomination form for the student, and if so, would serve as the student’s program sponsor should the student be selected for the program.

Selection Process

Role of Professor Sponsor and KPMG Mentor

Four Year Degree

Year Program Activities Assessment Conditions to Progress to next step Award
Summer prior to Sophomore year Two-Day leadership Program - modeled after Fast Forward Program providing insights into leadership styles, teamwork, and exposure to KPMG Local Office Interview
  • Successful completion of two-day leadership program
  • Continued academic success
  • Local Office Interview
  • $1,000 Scholarship (limited to tuition and books only)
  • Offer for Trainee Internship
Summer prior to Junior Year Trainee Internship - 8 to 10 week paid internship at KPMG office, rotating around various business areas, including shadowing a team within their top 3 practice choices Standard Performance Management process using Dialogue forms
  • Successful completion of Trainee Internship Program
  • Continued academic success
  • $3,000 Scholarship (limited to tuition and books only)
  • Offer for Practice Internship
Summer prior to Senior Year Practice Internship – 8 to 10 week summer or winter paid internship with the KPMG practice/discipline aligning to major Standard Performance Management process using Dialogue forms
  • Successful completion of Practice Internship
  • Continued academic success
Full-time offer with a market-based compensation package

Five Year Degree

Year Program Activities Assessment Conditions to Progress to next step Award
Summer prior to Sophomore year Two-Day leadership Program - modeled after Fast Forward Program providing insights into leadership styles, teamwork, and exposure to KPMG Local Office Interview
  • Successful completion of two-day leadership program
  • Continued academic success
  • Local Office Interview
  • $1,000 Scholarship (limited to tuition and books only)
  • Offer for Trainee Internship
Summer prior to Junior Year Trainee Internship - 8 to 10 week paid internship at KPMG office, rotating around various business areas, including shadowing a team within their top 3 practice choices Standard Performance Management process using Dialogue forms
  • Successful completion of Trainee Internship Program
  • Continued academic success
  • $2,000 Scholarship (limited to tuition and books only)
  • Offer additional Trainee Internship
Summer prior to Senior Year Trainee Internship - 8 to 10 week paid internship at KPMG office, rotating around various business areas, including shadowing a team within their top 3 practice choices Standard Performance Management process using Dialogue forms
  • Successful completion of Practice Internship
  • Continued academic success
  • $3,000 Scholarship (limited to tuition and books only)
  • Offer for Practice Internship
Summer prior to 5th Year Practice Internship – 8 to 10 week summer or winter paid internship with the KPMG practice/discipline aligning to major Standard Performance Management process using Dialogue forms
  • Successful completion of Practice Internship
  • Continued academic success
Full-time offer with a market-based compensation package

Benefits