Our People: Ashley Yearwood

Ashley Yearwood

Meet Ashley Yearwood - 2021 summer intern.

Meet Ashley Yearwood - 2021 summer intern.

Ashley Yearwood

2021 Summer intern

I have recently graduated from George Brown College – School of Design with an Advance Diploma in Communication Design. I previously completed a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Denison University in 2016. I was happy to have the opportunity to marry those two degrees, while doing my summer internship in the Markets department at KPMG.

I applied for the Lift Off Program with the hopes of gaining real world marketing experience in an internationally recognised firm, but this summer has been so much more than that. During the summer, I was given real responsibilities with real consequences, but I never felt like I was doing it alone. I always knew I had my mentor to call on for help.

My biggest highlight has been working with my fellow interns on the K-Nect Networking event. The interns play a big role in planning, marketing, and leading the event. I had a leadership role, which involved delegating tasks, organising radio interviews, developing copy and graphics, scheduling social media, designing the presentation and providing feedback to the Co-Chair of the Lift Off Program, Wanda Armstrong.

KPMG’s emphasis on teamwork has helped me develop my communication and interpersonal skills, while also allowing me to work on my confidence. These experiences are crucial to my continued success no matter where my career takes me. I encourage any students who have a similar opportunity to take it and make the most out of it. 

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