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About the SLC

About the Accenture Student Leadership Conference

Accenture annually hosts the Student Leadership Conference (SLC)for our summer interns from across the US and Canada.

The conference provides the opportunity to explore Accenture's commitment to professional development, and will help interns hone valuable leadership skills they can apply to academics, employment and extracurricular activities. Hopefully, these skills will also help them establish a successful career. The conference provides both an educational and social environment.

The SLC allows attendees to get a closer look at Accenture and gain a better perspective of how we apply Accenture's Core Values in daily life.


2013 Student Leadership Conference Agenda and Highlights

July 12 - 14, 2013 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Accenture Student Leadership Conference. Here are some of the exciting activities our attendees can look forward to at this year's conference!


- Check-In, Q Center Tours
- Accenture Leadership Welcome
- Team Breakouts
- Friday Night Team Activity
- Recreational Activities/Free Time

- Leadership Development Workshops
- Outdoor Adventure Program
- Cosmic Bowling and Sand Volleyball

- Corporate Citizenship Challenge
- Accenture Technology Innovation Presentation
- Closing Thoughts

Friday Highlights

  • Check-In, Q Center Tours – Upon arrival, attendees will check in at both the Q Center and SLC Registration desks. After check in, we encourage attendees to tour the expansive Q Center grounds.
  • Accenture Leadership Welcome – The SLC will officially kick off with a welcome address offered by an Accenture executive who will share some of their thoughts and reflections on leadership. They will challenge and encourage attendees to begin to think about what good leadership can be both in and out of the workplace. During the welcome, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn fun facts about their fellow SLC attendees.
  • Team Breakouts – All SLC attendees will be placed in teams for the duration of the conference. During the Friday team breakouts, teams will have the opportunity to get to know one another through ice breaker activities, informal interactions, and team challenges.
  • Friday Night Team Activity – Be prepared to get creative with your teams! This event promises to help foster unity and is always a lot of FUN!
  • Recreational Activities/Free Time – Wrap up the evening by enjoying some free time to network with other SLC attendees at the Q Center facilities.

Saturday Highlights

  • Discovering Your Leadership/Social Styles – Accenture senior manager Fernando Rosario will kick off the morning exploring leadership and social styles, examining what it means to be an authentic leader and work effectively with others. Following the session, attendees will break out into smaller groups to continue to hone their leadership skills and put their social styles to work as they examine a specific business scenario. 
  • Outdoor Adventure Program – The SLC teams will tackle fun and engaging mental and physical challenges while enjoying the outdoor scenery at the Q Center. The Adventure Program will test teamwork skills and give attendees a chance to directly apply leadership principles learned during the morning leadership workshops.
  • Cosmic Bowling and Sand Volleyball – Always a highlight of the weekend, Saturday evening's cosmic bowling and sand volleyball are a great way to relax and have some fun with fellow SLC attendees. Late night snacks of pizza and pop will also be served!

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Sunday Highlights

  • Corporate Citizenship Challenge – Together SLC teams will navigate the Q Center grounds to solve clues and compete in exciting mental and physical challenges in the name of corporate citizenship (and friendly competition!). And learn more about how Accenture's Skills to Succeed Corporate Citizenship strategy shapes the way we give back to the community, locally and globally.
  • Accenture Technology Innovation – Our featured speaker will share insight into the Acenture 2013 Technology Vision.
  • Closing Thoughts – As the conference draws to a close, attendees spend time reflecting on all that they've learned about leadership, teamwork, and Accenture. Plus, before departing the Q Center, a fun surprise for all SLC attendees will be revealed!

Former Attendees

Hear what former attendees had to say about the SLC

The Student Leadership Conference was probably the best few days of my internship. I had so much fun, met so many new people, and learned a lot. I can't wait until the opportunity to attend the conference as a member of the Accenture faculty!
Hilary Grebe, University of Maryland

I went to SLC thinking I knew everything there was to know about my leadership capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. With SLC I learned so much more from the physical and mental activities about my unique talents. Not to mention, the SLC staff and Accenture people rock!
– Semaj Rashad, Morgan State University

Definitely a highlight of the summer! Thanks for making the experience possible.
Matt Deitrich, Richard Ivey School of Business

Accenture SLC was the highlights of my summer internship. It was a fun experience, and I was able to meet and work with so many amazing people!
Steffi Liu, Johns Hopkins University

The SLC was one of the most memorable weekends of my life because of the people I was able to meet and the essential things that I learned.
Cory Sandras, Virginia Tech

SLC was one of the times on my internship that I fell in love with Accenture.
– Chris Mazzocco, Miami University, Ohio

SLC was an amazing weekend that showed how superbly talented Accenture's people are, from top leaders to fellow interns. The weekend shows you what a stand-out firm Accenture is.
– Jacob Trenholm, Queens University

The Q Center

Learn more about the Q Center Facilities

The Accenture Student Leadership Conference takes place at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois, one of the largest conference facilities in the US.

Upon arrival, attendees will check in at both the Q Center and SLC Registration desks. After check in, attendees are encouraged to tour the expansive Q Center grounds. The Q Center features modern classroom and conference facilities, as well as recreational jogging paths, volleyball courts, and even an historic putting green.

Visit the Q Center site for more information.

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