Universidade Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique

Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique is a cooperative higher education and scientific research establishment

I completed my degree in Business Administration at Portucalense University in 1995. Before graduating, I applied and was hired at Coopers & Lybrand (C&L), a company that in 1998 joined Price Waterhouse to become PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, one of the world’s largest professional services firms.

When I was recruited as an audit assistant in 1995, C&L was recruiting around 50 young people each year to work in audit, tax and consulting. Today, PwC hires more than 400 people a year, including young people who have just finished their degrees or masters, and professionals with several years of experience.

During my career of almost 27 years, 12 of which as a PwC Partner, I have always valued my training, particularly everything I learnt at a technical and behavioural level at Portucalense University, which helped me lay the foundations to build my career in this firm.

With recruitment needs increasing every year, I know that PwC is very active with the main universities in the country to find and try to recruit students with profiles that meet our requirements and identify with our values.

As a former student of Portucalense University, I am very pleased with PwC’s recruitment of students from the university, initially from the Management Information Systems course. The performance of these young professionals has been considered very positive, being well evaluated the technical skills they bring from their academic training, which opens the door to a deepening of the connection between these two entities.

Professional Position: Partner PWC



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