KPMG Makes Sure Interns Dress for Success

Interns and new graduates are notorious in tales of inappropriate office dress, and many companies provide them with office attire guidelines.  But a recent story in the Wall Street Journal reported that accounting and consulting firm KPMG LLP puts on a fashion show for interns and gives each a $200 gift card and special discounts to get them started right.

In addition to a welcome dinner and a fashion show with campus recruiters modeling the business casual clothing the firm favors.  Then, approximately 1,200 summer interns each received the gift cards to Men’s Wearhouse, along with a free silk tie, for the men or to Banana Republic, along with an office-appropriate piece of jewelry, for the women.   According to KPMG national campus recruiting director Kathy Schaum, more than 90% of their U.S. interns receive an offer of employment and 90% accept it, making the investment in them worthwhile. 

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About Kate Perrin

Kate Perrin is CEO of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, the Washington, DC area's only public relations temporary staffing firm. PRofessional Solutions, founded in 1994, was named one of the 25 largest staffing agencies in the metropolitan area in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal. It's also proud sponsor of Washington Women in Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.
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