Hi, I’m Michael.

Great to meet you!

My aim in life is to help you secure a position with one of the Big 4.

(you already know that though)

What you might not know is…

How did I get here?

Well, let me take you back to November 2015.

I was working for PwC…

…and I was heavily involved with mentoring new hires.

I was asked to speak at an event organized by a company with a red three letter logo 🙂

The event was about the impact of mentors in people’s lives.

It got me thinking.

Should I continue on the pathway to partnership, dedicating my life to clients?

Or should I maintain and enhance my mentoring skills?

I thought a lot about it.

And a lot more

(and some more)

Then I chose the latter…and Big 4 Career LAB was born.

Over the next six months I spent a lot of time talking to other senior managers and partners

(and lots and lots of students)

And the more I researched, the more excited I got.

I knew I’d found my calling.

I knew I wanted to mentor everyone I possibly could to secure the Big 4 career they deserved.

Then I had a decision to make.

Carry on, or leave the Big 4 after 12 years?

It wasn’t an easy decision (because I love the Big 4, as you can probably tell).

But I knew what I needed to do.

This picture shows my first day with the Big 4 (as a Deloitte intern..see if you can spot me!)

Now, many years later, I’d made it across three of the Big 4 and knew it was time to leave.

Right at the beginning of Big 4 Career LAB I had one single focus.

To establish a trusted adviser relationship with every new person I connected with.

Why?

If you have a relationship with someone then you can help them.

And as you know, that’s my aim.

I wanted every person I met to have the same successes as I had at the Big 4.

It’s the best job in the world.

That’s why getting emails like this make me smile everyday!

(Feel free to send me a similar email if you like, I enjoy smiling!)

Over the next year I built a team of current and ex-Big 4 partner and senior manager mentors.

They’re just as passionate about mentoring the next generation as me.

Together, we developed our offerings and expanded our reach.

With the aim of helping every candidate we possibly could.

But the foundation has and always will be our commitment to one-on-one relationships.

If you’ve worked hard and deserve a Big 4 career…

…we’ll help you get there.

 

Michael Stephens
Big 4 Career LAB

Hi, I’m Michael.

Great to meet you!

My aim in life is to help you secure a position with one of the Big 4. You already know that though.

What you might not know is…

How did we get here?

Well, let me take you back to November 2015.

I was working for PwC…

…and I was heavily involved with mentoring new hires.

I was asked to speak at an event organized by a company with a red three letter logo 🙂

The event was about the impact of mentors in people’s lives.

It got me thinking.

Should I continue on the pathway to partnership, dedicating my life to clients?

Or should I maintain and enhance my mentoring skills?

I thought a lot about it.

And a lot more

(and some more)

Then I chose the latter…and Big 4 Career LAB was born.

Over the next six months I spent a lot of time talking to other senior managers and partners

(and lots and lots of students)

And the more I researched, the more excited I got.

I knew I’d found my calling.

I knew I wanted to mentor everyone I possibly could to secure the Big 4 career they deserved.

Then I had a decision to make.

Carry on, or leave the Big 4 after 12 years?

It wasn’t an easy decision (because I love the Big 4, as you can probably tell).

But I knew what I needed to do.

This picture shows my first day with the Big 4 (as a Deloitte intern..see if you can spot me!)

Now, many years later, I’d made it across three of the Big 4 and knew it was time to leave.

Right at the beginning of Big 4 Career LAB I had one single focus.

To establish a trusted adviser relationship with every new person I connected with.

Why?

If you have a relationship with someone then you can help them.

And as you know, that’s my aim.

I wanted every person I met to have the same successes as I had at the Big 4.

It’s the best job in the world.

That’s why getting emails like this make me smile everyday!

(Feel free to send me a similar email if you like, I enjoy smiling!)

Over the next year I built a team of current and ex-Big 4 partner and senior manager mentors.

They’re just as passionate about mentoring the next generation as me.

Together, we developed our offerings and expanded our reach.

With the aim of helping every candidate we possibly could.

But the foundation has and always will be our commitment to one-on-one relationships.

If you’ve worked hard and deserve a Big 4 career…

…we’ll help you get there.

 

Michael Stephens
Big 4 Career LAB
Founder