Prepping the Next Generation

Do college graduates have the skills they need?

Ernst & Young (EY) is collaborating with universities to launch a new curriculum designed to ensure that college graduates possess the digital competencies they need to join the workforce. Called Day One Ready, the program is an expansion of a successful pilot conducted at the University of Dayton in Ohio and also extended to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The curriculum offered by EY covers lean Six Sigma, robotics process automation, Excel power modeling, data analytics and visualization, autonomous systems, coding, and mindfulness. The curriculum is taught by faculty, EY trainers, and guest lecturers.

At the University of Dayton, the pilot program was open to second- and third-year students in business, engineering, and computer science. Students who completed the courses attained preferred status for chances to interview for EY internships.

“The future will be governed by predictive analytics, algorithms, and artificial intelligence,” notes Martin Fiore, partner at the company and EY Americas Tax Talent Leader. “Our curriculum will help our people to use our services with each generation of digital disruptors.”

For more information, contact Dana Lane, Americas Tax Campus Recruiting Leader, dana.lane@ey.com.