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EY

valuation and business modeling intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

my team

What I wish was different

longer internship

Advice

ask questions
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Technology intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

One on one mentorship, flexibility in projects, open office space

What I wish was different

More collaboration or client serving work

Advice

Be inquisitive! You get as much as you put in
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Accountant Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The learning curve was huge. I worked on seven different clients in three different industries. I was able to gain experience in the assurance practice.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have asked about working full-time after the internship, while in school.

Advice

The opportunity to network is endless. Use your resources at DePaul and at your internships.
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Risk Advisory Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with different technology clients, and having an internal look into their financials and operations. The work was plentiful for the external audiet, and I felt I was making a contribution towards reaching company goals.

What I wish was different

Depending on the client, some of the work and expectations were ambiguous, especially for interns. It would have been helpful to have clearer expectations for the work we were doing, and ways to ask for more work without feeling like you were bothering other staff.

Advice

Ask your manager and the other staff you are working with their preferred communication style from the beginning. Some prefer e-mail, instant messaging, or meeting in person briefly. It is necessary to know that from the start so you can get your questions answered, while still respecting the other person's time.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I really liked the people I worked with. EY has a diverse workforce that were welcoming and supportive during my internship.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship was a bit longer. This internship was around 8 weeks long.

Advice

Try to learn as much as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Your team is there to help you and to prepare you for when you work full-time after college. Also enjoy the 8-week internship because it goes by so fast.
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business advisory intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Loved the experience- working and traveling with my team

What I wish was different

I would have liked more client interaction

Advice

I would say to connect with as many people as possible
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Transfer Pricing Intern

June - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

It was a challenging role in which I was trusted with work that actual transfer pricing staff do. The company is amazing and gave us traveling experience. We trained in Chicago,IL, at the beginning of the summer and at the end of summer there was a national intern conference in Orlando Florida, where we got to go to Disney for free as well. There were paid for lunches and happy hours, and overall it was an incredible experience.

What I wish was different

I had trouble with my superiors not giving me timely feedback so I didn't do as well as I could have if I had gotten that feedback.

Advice

It is a hard job, not a walk in the park. If you are working for EY you have to apply what you learned in school and keep up with a fast paced work, corporate environment.
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advisory intern

June - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The company really made the working environment comfortable for Interns. There were great benefits and events- I felt like I was part of the culture.

What I wish was different

Probably more information about job/work expectations of specific roles and positions.

Advice

Be prepared to learn, be flexible, and work hard with passion.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2018 • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to connect with as many people as possible. Expand your network and go out of your comfort zone. It can be very rewarding.
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Risk Advisory intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The overall firm culture, the work that I was apart of as well as the networking possibilities

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Network as much as possible to discover your interests
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Risk Advisory Intern

June - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved being able to work next to top professionals in the industry. I also loved the fact that I was able to get that "Big4" experience to add to my resume. Ernst & Young treated me exceptionally, it exceeded all my expectations!

What I wish was different

I wished the internship would have lasted longer than 3 months.

Advice

Having a great GPA only gets you the first couple of interviews. By the end of the interviewing process, employers only want to know if you are a person that they would enjoy to work with. Show employers that you are eager to learn, available, and passionate about the company!
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask questions. They want to help you learn, and when you get there you just have to accept that you pretty much don't know anything.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

They treat interns very well. There are a lot of perks to being an intern and the associates and seniors on my engagements were very friendly and willing to teach.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more opportunity to take on meaningful projects where the responsibility shifted on me/ show my capabilities. While I did learn a lot, I felt that a lot of the tasks I was given we just supplementary to the full-time employee's work.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, and always be proactive. Also, it would be good to brush up on your excel commands before starting.
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Accountant Intern

June - August 2018 • Redwood City, CA

What I liked

Everyone was very nice and helpful.

What I wish was different

That i lived closer to the job

Advice

It was a really great experience. I got to see what the company was like. Start early!
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Business Consultant

June - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

The people were great, the work was incredible, and I was constantly challenged

What I wish was different

I honestly think it went perfectly

Advice

Treat your entire internship like an open networking event. Talk to as many people as possible at all levels and don't be scared to reach out to anyone
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Technology Advisory Intern

June - July 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

- People - Clients/Hands-On experience with the work - Traveling - Benefits of Consulting

What I wish was different

- More flexibility in work flow - Ability to switch to different teams and clients

Advice

- Network as much as possible during the internship - Be really honest with yourself, and make sure the firm is the best fit for you culturally and beyond - Make sure you enjoy not just the people, but the work and the lifestyle as well
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • San Juan, PR

What I liked

I really liked that, due to being with the same client that was an insurance company, I got to see, do, and review a lot of testings for the final audit and that I got to do a few samples to make sure of what should be recommended to the client for the final audit to help them establish better strategies for decision-making to increase in profits and reduce expenses.

What I wish was different

I would have maybe liked to see a different client since I was the whole summer with the same client, but the good thing about this is that I learned a whole lot of the reviews and testings that were undertaken being in one client.

Advice

The internship definitely helped me be more focused in my studies and has helped me understand how the real world sees and applies all the knowledge we have learned in college. My one piece of advice would be to really take advantage and pay attention to everything that is learned because it will provide everyone with many experiences and amazing opportunities.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

EY has a great culture of young professionals to learn from and work with. The internship offered challenging experiences to work with different clients and assist with real audits taking place.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Advisory Intern

June - August 2018 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I loved the company culture of EY. They had a very structured internship program, which made it easy to connect with other interns and have a summer full of valuable experiences. I gained several mentors a the firm that I would feel comfortable going to will all my problems. The upper management was also very open and friendly. The engagement that I was staffed on for the summer was interesting and had continuous workflow that helped me to feel involved in the process.

What I wish was different

If I could change anything from the internship, I would want to be able to have more client exposure with the bank we were working for this summer. I sat in on many conference calls but I never got the opportunity to meet the people that I was performing certain task for.

Advice

My advice would be to connect with as many people within your company as possible. It creates a great network and creates more ease and comfort within the office. I would also recommend requesting frequent feedback so that you know that your work is on point and that you are continuously meeting the standards of your superiors.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the people there. Everyone was willing to help me whenever I was having trouble with a task. They fostered a casual environment where work was still able to be done efficiently. I was also able to meet and have multiple conversations with the partners on my engagement, which I really appreciated. In addition, there were a multitude of educational resources for me to utilize when there was not any work to do. I also enjoyed the events planned for us. We went to a Mets game with all of the New York FSO interns, visited the new office in Hoboken, and had multiple networking events where I was able to meet more interns and full-time employees across different subsectors and service lines.

What I wish was different

This is not really their fault, but there was not that much work for me to do. First, I did not have that much/if any experience/coursework in this field. Also, the timing of the internship was not the best in this regard. I joined a team toward the end of an audit cycle, so there was not many tasks available for my work level. The work I was given was tedious at times. Thus, I wish I was abe to be utilized more. This is just the nature of summer audit internships because this is a slow season while winter internships are during the busy season. Another con for me was that I only worked in an audit room at the EY office. While this was convenient for commuting and stability, it got a little monotonous. I wish I was able to switch up my work location (aka work at the client site at times), but for my client (a large bank's mutual funds) being at the client site was unnecessary.

Advice

I know this is a common piece of advice, but meet as many people as possible in a meaningful way. It is always important to expand and maintain your network, and these people are able to provide with invaluable advice as you start your career.
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