On the 12th of september, the Social Committee arranged a volleyball tournament with EY. The tournament was held at the volleyball fields in Borgarparken, located just next to Delphi. 10 teams participated in the competition, consisting of 5 LUSEM students and 1 representative from EY in each team. Before the start of the competition, the Social Committee grilled hot dogs and NOCCO was represented handing out some drinks.
Afterwards, it was finally time for the tournament! The teams were divided into groups of 5, where all teams faced each other and the winning teams in each group faced each other in a final. Although it was a bit could outside, the enthusiasm from the participants could be felt in the air. However, some participants bid defiance to the cold and played in t-shirts and shorts. Spectators could quickly realise that some teams had been practicing beforehand, as the volleyball played was with high quality!
The Social Committee was represented with a team in the tournament
I had the opportunity to speak to Lina Albinsson, working as a management consultant at the Malmö office of EY. EY is one of the so called ‘’Big four’’, which is a common name for the four biggest professional services networks in the world. I chose to dig a bit deeper into EY by speaking to Lina.
‘’We at EY are arranging several events each semester here at LUSEM, both more relaxed events such as this one and other types of events such as case-solving. This is because we want to reach out to as many people as possible, in different phases of their education’’, Lina tells me.
EY has four so called ‘’service lines’’; Advisory, Assurance, Tax and TAS (which stands for Transaction Advisory Services). So what should you do in case you find any of these areas super exciting and feel like working at EY? According to Lina, possible ways to make it easier for you to land a job is to attend events EY are arranging and network with people within the organisation. Internships are offered within management consulting and TAS, and within the assurance field there is a so called ‘’Talent training’’, in which insight is given about the work as an auditor. There are also student representatives, which you can contact in case you have further questions about what it is like to work at EY.
Two teams greeting each other after a tough game
And which team won the entire competition? The winning team was Team Strey, consisting of master students Steve, Vicente, Albert, Gabriele, Tom, and Samir from EY. They won the final with 15-12 and were all very happy after their win. The team highlighted their winning mentality as one of the reasons to their success, although they also admitted that the final was very intense. And the quote of the day? It undoubtedly goes to Steve in the winning team, who stated that master students does not only study at ALFA, but they can also play sports.
And at last, a large thank you to the Social Committee and EY for a fantastic event!
Photos: Emma Karlsson, Marketing Group