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Emily Pither

Previous Enactus University: University College London

Current Role: Assurance Associate

Organisation: EY

I joined Enactus UCL at the start of my 2nd Year at University after visiting their stall at the volunteers fair. I was part of a consultancy project team which advised a local community centre on how to improve the profitability of their café. I studied physics at UCL so this gave me my first real insight into businesses and how they work. In my final year of university I was the Treasurer of Enactus UCL, as part of the committee I also helped out with the welcome fair, the selection process for new members and social events.

In the summer of my second year of University I applied for EY amongst other accountancy firms. EY really stood out for me because I had met several people who worked at EY as business advisors through Enactus, who also helped me with my application and gave me helpful hints about the recruitment process and the culture at the firm. As I didn’t study a business related degree, I often mentioned Enactus in my interviews as it was a perfect example of how I’d gone above and beyond my degree to pursue a subject I was interested in. Enactus also provided me with the team working and to an extent the leadership skills which I definitely still use in my job today.

I’m an Assurance Associate at EY London, I work in the energy department so my clients range from commodity trading to renewables. I studying for the ACA which is one of the chartered accountancy qualifications. There’s also lot of opportunities for extracurricular activities such as graduate recruitment events, volunteer days and sports teams.