KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has selected Texas A&M student Silvio Canto for its Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program.

Fifty students from across the nation have been chosen to participate in the program. FDL is designed to provide leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students. KPMG launched the program this summer as part of its continuing effort to increase and support minority representation in the accounting profession.

Canto was nominated for the FDL program as a result of his commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement and active participation in diversity organizations.

“We are pleased that these high-caliber students accepted our offer to participate in the program, and we hope they will come away with the skills, knowledge, and business perspective to become the business leaders of tomorrow,” said Manny Fernandez, National Managing Partner of Campus Recruiting. “KPMG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we believe that focused programs such as this can help increase the number of minority business leaders in the accounting profession and other areas of business.”

Upon successful completion of his summer internship prior to his junior year, Canto will become eligible for additional scholarship money, as well as an offer to remain in the intern program the following summer. The internship prior to participants’ senior year is a “practice internship,” where the they will gain hands-on experience with clients in their chosen business area. In addition to gaining work experience, Canto will be mentored by faculty advisors and KPMG professionals.

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