UNT sophomore Crystal Ejizu was selected to participate in the Future Diversity Leaders program for the KPMG LLP, an international audit, tax and advisory firm.
According to UNT's College of Business Administration accounting web site, the FDL is a three to four year scholarship program that focuses on leadership and includes internships at KPMG.
The scholarship is aimed towards outstanding minority business students in order to promote diversity in the accounting profession and other areas of business.
Ejizu, from Houston, is the daughter of Iyke and Geraldine Ejizu. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 2006 and is double majoring in accounting and finance. She applied for the FDL in the spring.
"KPMG has always been the company that I wanted to work for," says Ejizu about her reasons for applying for the FDL. "When I read the description for the program, it was something that I immediately knew I would love to be a part of."
When notified of her selection, Ejizu says, "I coolly thanked the person on the phone and said I would make them proud. Immediately afterwards, I screamed for excitement at the top of my lungs."
Part of the FDL’s selection process is to consider the student's involvement with campus organizations. Ejizu is the vice president of the African Student Organization, the chair of the Student Chapter Reporting and Evaluation Program for the National Association of Black Accountants, an active member of the financial committee for the Coalition of Black Organizations and a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity at UNT.
KPMG was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged companies. Today, KPMG International has several member firms that include 113,000 professionals and 6,800 partners in 148 countries. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International.
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