Sponsor Spotlight: EY


CWIB strives to help its members make meaningful professional connections, and partners with some of the leading companies in various industries to bring that goal to life. One of our long-time sponsors and a member of the “Big Four” accounting firms - the four most prominent accounting firms in the world - is Ernst and Young, or EY. EY has partnered with CWIB over the years to host meetings and networking events, and they have also contributed as one of CWIB’s key sponsors. A force for positive change in the business world and a provider of sound professional guidance, EY is a global leader in finance and consulting. Furthermore, their relationship with Virginia Tech and CWIB illustrates their commitment to hiring Hokies and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Mission and Values

As a major player in professional consulting, EY’s mission is to participate in “building a better working world” and to “help build trust and confidence in the capital markets” worldwide, through their services. Their position as an authority on tax and accounting services gives them the opportunity to encourage ethical and sustainable behaviors across private and public sectors. They promote these behaviors by holding themselves to a high standard of service and by promoting their core values through their offerings.

EY’s values include:

  1. People who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teaming

  2. People with energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead

  3. People who build relationships based on doing the right thing


Ranging from tax services to professional consulting, EY offers a broad variety of solutions across industries. They divide their services into several categories; Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax. EY’s Tax services include tax planning, tax accounting and risk advisory, tax compliance, tax function, and guidance in tax policy. Their Strategy and Transactions services cover corporate finance consulting, buying and selling, infrastructure advisory, and merger and acquisition strategy. Furthermore, their Assurance services include auditing, financial accounting, forensic and integrity services, sustainability services, and financial reporting. And lastly, EY’s Consulting services provide help with new technologies, cybersecurity, performance improvement, risk management, strategy, marketing, and customer relationships. As an EY intern or employee, the opportunities to explore and grow within a variety of different fields are plentiful.