Friday, August 29, 2014

Congrats to our Los Angeles Office!

The Los Angeles Business Journal has awarded our Protiviti Los Angeles office with a #25 ranking on their “Best Places to Work 2014” list.

This is our 6th consecutive year on the list!   One of the significant parts of this achievement is that the results are based on surveys that the team has completed.  We will be sure to review the feedback from the survey so that we can continue to focus on our strengths and will do our best in addressing areas for improvement in order to continue to make this a great place to work.
Pete Firestone, Katherine Longstreth, Emerald Yang, Kevin Ng, Holly Kalas, Cindy Yu, Miriam Choi, and Tu Huynh represented our office and accepted the award at a luncheon on Tuesday, August 19th.  (Also, congratulations to Holly Kalas for winning the raffle for a month of free lunch from!)    

Thanks to the Los Angeles team for all you do to continue to make Protiviti Los Angeles a great place to work!
- Tu

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kids’ Meals Event

At the beginning of the month, the Houston office took part in their annual community service event benefiting the Kids’ Meals program.  Kids’ Meals mission is to end hunger among children through the delivery of nutritious meals to those in need, including bridging the gap for children between the ages 1-5 who are not eligible to receive free breakfasts and/or lunches in school.  For the third year in a row, interns and employees at all levels worked together at the Houston Food Bank to help make sandwiches and pack lunches to be delivered throughout the community.  Overall, the Houston office contributed to making an estimated 3,000 packed meals while also generating an additional $1600 towards the Kids’ Meals organization through the Robert Half Dollars for Doers program!  This community service event gives our office the opportunity to work towards a common goal while continuing to make an impact throughout the community.

Article written by Ray and Jordan. 
Ray and Jordan are both managers in the Houston, TX office. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Las Vegas Security Conferences: The Interns' Perspective

Last week Anthony and I were fortunate enough to join ~40 other Protiviti Consultants, Managers, and Directors from Protiviti’s Information Security Team in Las Vegas to attend some of the largest security conferences in the nation. I was there for seven days and attended the BSides and DEFCON Conferences, while Anthony was there for five days and attended the BSides and BlackHat Conferences.

In addition to helping recruit potential leads to fill the many open positions in Protiviti’s growing InfoSec practice (for more information about our open positions, check out, attending these conferences was also a great opportunity for us to learn more about Protiviti’s InfoSec practice and meet other members of Protiviti’s InfoSec team from offices all over the US (and even from London!).

Because I had expressed a strong interest in learning more about Protiviti’s InfoSec practice throughout my internship in Los Angeles, after speaking with my peer advisor and career advisor, I was extended an invitation. All I had to do was reach out. Anthony, who has been working in Philadelphia’s InfoSec lab at the intern level, was selected by management in his office to represent the lab in Las Vegas.

While working at Protiviti’s booth at BSides and attending various seminars throughout the week, we learned all about the InfoSec solutions that Protiviti has to offer to its clients, such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. We also learned about various emerging technologies and services while being exposed to a range of new vendors and potential Protiviti partners. It’s exciting that InfoSec is not only a growing practice within Protiviti, but also a growing industry all over the world.  

Stefano and Anthony (bottom left to right respectively) having dinner with some of the Protiviti team!

Being able to mingle with like-minded professionals from all different organizations and levels in an atmosphere like Las Vegas made for a truly amazing experience.  We both learned a ton, made some great connections, and had a blast all at the same time.

Until next time, Vegas.

- Stefano (LA Intern) & Anthony (Philadelphia Co-Op)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Farewell Summer Interns!

Today across our U.S. offices we bid farewell to the majority of our Summer 2014 Interns.

This summer has been packed with many memories, unforgettable moments and learning experiences that we all will reflect upon for years to come.  One of the best parts of my job is that each summer I have the opportunity to interact with the Interns and I learn more about myself each summer.  This summer was no different than the last seven summers, and I have a special place for all of the Interns across our firm.

Before the Interns turn in their building badges, and turn in their computers I asked them to share with me a few of their favorite memories from the program.

Chicago Intern, Haley:  "My favorite event was the Chicago Architecture boat tour. I had a great time networking and enjoying the view of the city on a beautiful summer day. I am going to miss being a #ProtivitiIntern.. this summer went by way too fast!"

New York Intern, Bahaa:  "One of my most entertaining events will flash us back to the #InternChallenge , where many of my fellow interns, including myself received an ever coveted #tivAwards2014, making it a great start to our internship!

Dallas Intern, Chris:  "Working hard at the Intern Day of Service."

Atlanta Intern, Evan:  "First day of work, and first time to Disney! Can't complain too much about the #InternChallenge Where Dreams Come True."

Bay Area Intern, Subha:  "'Tiv Awards were pretty awesome. Loved all the crazy photos we took!"

Are you interested in having a similar experience during the Summer 2015?  If so, please visit our website where we are beginning to take applications.

Best of luck and we hope to see you soon Summer of 2014 class!
-Casey Jo

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Boats, boats, boats! Summer fun in Chicago

Over the course of the summer in Chicago, we 28 interns have had the opportunity to wind down (or up) at happy hours, cheer on one of the local sports teams at a rooftop Cubs game, volunteer and network with a group of area high school students, take in the sights on a Chicago architecture boat tour, and engage in friendly competition with an afternoon of Whirlyball.

As our summer comes to a close at Protiviti, our wonderful Chicago campus recruiter, Kristen, gave us the opportunity to write a blog post about our experiences in Chicago. We thought we'd try something different and bring everyone along on a photo story of our architecture boat tour into Lake Michigan and down the Chicago River. Over the course of the time on the boat, we able to see many of the sights of Chicago, including the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Center, Buckingham Fountain and Navy Pier. We were even able to experience a water lock, which was a first for many of us.

We hope you enjoy the photos we took during one of the Chicago intern events!

-Chicago interns Peter and Kevin