Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop

We’re pleased to announce the John Jay/KPMG Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop is back!  Please consider applying!

What is the KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program?

The two-day workshop gives students a first-hand look at a career in forensic advisory services and an
opportunity to make contacts and form relationships they can use later on in their careers. KPMG
Forensic sponsors the workshop for the spring 2019 semester. Each workshop will start with an orientation to our practice. The program is structured to introduce
students to the fundamentals of four core KPMG Forensic service areas: Investigations,
Litigation/Dispute Advisory, Regulatory Compliance, and Forensic Technology. Through a combination
of interactive presentations and case study discussions led by senior-level forensic professionals, students
will gain an understanding of the strategy, technical approach and methodologies used by forensic
professionals in addressing client needs and providing solutions.
Each student will be paired with a KPMG Forensic mentor at the start of the workshop. Time will be
allocated for one-on-one discussions with mentors on topics under study and other relevant topics
including questions on careers.When will the Discover Workshops be held?
The workshops will take place on two Fridays during the spring 2019 semester.
The Application Process:
• 5-10 students will be selected to participate in each workshop.
• Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics major or
be enrolled in the Forensic Accounting Certificate program or the Fraud Examination minor; must
have a minimum GPA of 3.3; and must be juniors or seniors during the semester when the workshop
will be offered.
• Graduate students must be majoring in Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and must
have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
• Applicants for participation in the workshop will submit a copy of their resume, a current transcript,
and a brief essay (two-page limit) on their career goals and why they believe they should be chosen
for the workshop. Representatives of John Jay College and KPMG Forensic will review submissions.
• Closing dates for submission:
‒ December 14, 2018
‒ Application materials should be sent to rlasalle@jjay.cuny.edu with “KPMG
Workshop” in the subject line.
• Applicants for the spring 2019 workshop will be notified of the response to their workshop
submission in January 2019.


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