NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four hundred college students will spend a week at Disney World this summer, as part of a unique internship experience being relaunched by PwC US. The Intern Development Program, or "IDP," is the firm's signature experience for prospective hires interested in a career with PwC. Beginning August 1, 2011, PwC will host three one-week sessions at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Eight hundred interns and more than 80 PwC partners will participate each week.
Teaming with the Disney Institute and utilizing the Walt Disney World theme parks as a "living classroom," PwC interns will be immersed in an experiential-based curriculum, which includes professional insights, learning, leadership training skills and personal enrichment sessions.
"This is a high energy, unforgettable experience that helps prepare interns for their full-time career," said Paula Loop, US and Global Talent Leader, PwC. "We emphasize the importance of individual contributions to the entire team and how the skills taught at each phase help them advance through the challenges."
IDP participants have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with PwC partners, professionals and fellow interns from around the US and across the PwC global network of member firms.
The program is open to students who participate in PwC's internship experience and receive full-time job offers by the end of their client-service internship. The activities help prepare interns to come back to PwC as full time associates.
PwC plans to hire approximately 10,000 people in the US during the 2011 fiscal year, which represents a 60 percent increase from the firm's fiscal year 2010 totals. The firm expects 6,000 of those hires from college campuses and 4,000 to be experienced professionals.
"The PwC Internship Experience is designed to give students a better understanding of our firm's commitment to service, youth education and leadership development," said Holly Paul, National Recruiting Leader, PwC. "As one of the largest employers of college graduates in the country, PwC is enabling these students to develop their professional skills in a unique, positive environment. "
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