KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program

November 9, 2012

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International’s member firms have over 144,000 professionals, including 8,150 partners, in 152 countries. KPMG has maintained a continuous commitment throughout its history to providing leadership, integrity and quality. We offer our global clients industry insights and a multidisciplinary range of services. We are currently inviting applications from students interested in participating in our New York Office’s KPMG Forensicsm Scholars Discover Workshop.

 What is the KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program?


The three-day workshop that 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. The workshop is sponsored by KPMG Forensic for the spring 2013.

Each workshop will start with an orientation to our practice. The program is structured to introduce students to the fundamentals of five core KPMG Forensic service areas:  Investigations, Litigation/Dispute Advisory, Regulatory Compliance, Forensic Technology, and Major Projects Advisory. 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.

Summer Internships

Students who complete the workshop in spring 2013 and will be graduating in December 2013 or May 2014 will be eligible for consideration for a paid, eight week internship beginning in June 2013.

 When will the Discover Workshops be held?

The workshop will take place on three Fridays during the spring 2013 semester.

 The Application Process:

  •  5-10 students will be selected to participate in each workshop.
  • Undergraduate students must be specializing in Forensic Financial Analysis; must have a minimum GPA of 3.3; and must be juniors or about to enter their junior year during the semester when the workshop will be offered.
  • Graduate students must be majoring in either Forensic Computing or 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:

‒      Spring 2013 workshop: December 3, 2012

  • Applicants for the spring 2013 workshop will be notified of the response to their workshop submission by December 18.

 Additional Features of the KPMG/John Jay Partnership:

In addition to the KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program, KPMG Forensic partners and managing directors will participate in John Jay College educational events, e.g., course lectures, ACFE student chapter meetings. A John Jay representative will identify appropriate contributions to the college’s educational programs.

KPMG Forensic will also make its publications and webinars available to John Jay undergraduate junior and senior students majoring in Forensic Financial Analysis and graduate students majoring in Forensic Computing and Public Administration/Inspector General.