Three sophomores named KPMG future diversity leaders

Three University of Notre Dame students were selected by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG for its 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) class.

Saida Khan, Jessica Olivas and Jasmine Williams, all sophomore accounting majors in Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business, are among 51 students nationwide chosen to participate in the FDL program. KPMG chooses candidates based on high academic achievement, community and campus involvement and participation in diversity organizations.

The program, now in its second year, provides leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students. This years FDL students recently completed a two-day leadership conference in Hollywood, Calif., where they were able to network and participate in leadership style courses co-instructed by KPMG partners.

FDL includes a summer internship offer in addition to the leadership conference. Upon completion of an internship, Khan, Olivas and Williams will become eligible for additional scholarship money. Students may then have the opportunity for a secondpractice internshipwhich offers hands-on experience with clients in a students chosen business area.

In addition to naming Khan, Olivas and Williams as 2008 FDL members, KPMG selected Notre Dame junior Rebeca Alvarez for the inaugural class. Alvarez completed a KPMG internship last summer.

_ Contact: Cassandra Osei, KPMG,_ " "

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Originally published by Kathleen McDonnell at on October 08, 2008.