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EY

Risk Advisory

June - August 2019 • Iselin, NJ

What I liked

I liked that they gave me opportunities to work with a variety of teams. This gave me a chance to see the different type of work that was done. I was able to learn so much and by the end I was able to do a lot of things independently.

What I wish was different

That it was longer, it went by so quickly.

Advice

Ask questions, if you feel lost there is always someone there to help you get back on track. Just make sure you at least tried to figure it out on you own first.
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Financial Services Business Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to work with my team at the client site and learn about another industry while developing my consulting skills. My favorite part of the internship was meeting other interns at training and the Disney trip and making friends who I still talk to even after the summer. EY definitely gave me great insight into what my full-time career will be like.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more company-wide initiatives to meet more people within EY. Being on client site all week was beneficial, however it prevented me from meeting as many people within EY as I could.

Advice

One piece of advice I have is to develop as many relationships as possible over the summer. The people you meet early on are the ones who will be more willing to help you along the way. While working in a large company, like EY, it is essential to have connections in order to stand out from the crowd.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

The environment was wonderful and the people were very down to earth for such a high stress job. Hours were not egregious either.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Go into the opportunity with an open mind about the situation and you will succeed and prosper. Be willing to meet new people and network throughout the company.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

The people there are great, and because the internship is an established program I was grouped with ten other interns who were all going through the same things I was. The staff and seniors were helpful, and I felt challenged but not overly pressured. Everyone was very open to questions and ideas, and the schedule was flexible.

What I wish was different

Driving to Irvine from Orange is not a fun commute, especially once their schools started up again, but that's honestly the only imperfection I have.

Advice

Ask questions! All the staff and seniors want to help you, and if you're having trouble with something someone else probably did last year as well.
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Assurance intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the work I did and the connections I made.

What I wish was different

It was really difficult to find short term housing.

Advice

Internships are a great time to try out a career and also a prospective city.
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Risk Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in two cities (New York and Sydney) as part of the Global Student Experience program. The senior members of my teams were always very willing to answer my questions as I worked through my tasks. I had candid conversations with everyone from Staff 1 to Partner level and felt that EY truly cultivated a positive working environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Go into the internship with an open mind and willingness to tackle different types of projects. During your free time, network with people outside your team and soak up as much information as possible. Anyone can feel free to reach out to me with any questions about my experience at EY.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • Iselin, NJ

What I liked

My audit team truly cared about my experience at the firm, and were constantly checking on me to make sure I understood their explanations and was learning as much as possible.

What I wish was different

I spent most of my time in conference rooms with my audit team, which was amazing because I was able to learn as much as possible, but I do wish I had more time to bond with the fellow interns in my class. We only really got to know each other during the International Intern Leadership Conference in Disney World, and it would've been wonderful to have had more time with them before the end of my internship.

Advice

I would say to go into your internship with confidence. I was quite nervous to start with the firm in the beginning because I had not had any previous accounting work experience, but looking back now, I see that my nerves were for nothing. The interview process had been very rigorous, and after it was over, the HR team had made the clear decision to employ me. You must realize that even when you feel like you know "nothing", there is a reason why you have ended up where you are. Someone saw your potential, and took a chance on you. It is only right that you believe in your capabilities as they believed in you.
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Digital Analytics Intern

June - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Loved the hands on experience and chance to learn and grow in the position.

What I wish was different

I wish I had an opportunity to be face to face with a client. There was no client contact on my side

Advice

Enter with an open mind and be ready to learn.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2019 • Providence, RI

What I liked

I liked the overall environment that EY offered. Everyone was extremely friendly and willing to help you learn.

What I wish was different

I wish my internship was longer so I could have gained more experience since it ended before the summer was over.

Advice

I would advice interns to always ask questions if they come across one, it’s better to voice your question to your team rather than try to complete your work and be unsure if you’re completing it properly.
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Financial Services Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the people and being treated like a real employee. I enjoyed all the knowledge.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer and that I had learned even more.

Advice

Network with people.
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Business Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The corporate culture was fantastic - I really enjoyed the nature of my work, the people I worked with and the way the program was put together.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Working hard and becoming a professional makes it fun.
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VAT Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Being in a fast-paced work environment, learning opportunities, professional development opportunity.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more work available to the interns in our group.

Advice

Listen well and work hard, you will not know the material but ask questions and people will help you.
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Valuation, Modeling, & Economics Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the lean structure of the teams I was working in. There was great exposure to senior employees (partners, managers). Autonomy was given to me on all of my projects with a culture focused on self-learning for an involved experience- there was no shortage of resources for this, and plenty of training. The work itself was very technical and rewarding, I learned how to build DCF and WACC models and got plenty of time to get familiar with research software (Bloomberg, CapIQ, Thomson ONE)

What I wish was different

The self-learning culture is a dual edged sword. Throughout the entire summer, I was rarely checked in on and had to go to lengths at times to get staffed on an engagement so I wasn't sitting around. There also was a poorly placed case study that was due at the end of the summer, when it should have been the first task given to interns; it was more of a precursor to the work we did over the summer than it was something that would solidify what we did at the end. It seemed like my group was understaffed (full time staff were always in a fire drill) and the pay could be better for the type of work being done.

Advice

Always pursue more work/learning material and try to get your hands on as wide of a variety of projects as possible. This way you can discover your strengths and weaknesses, and tailor which engagements you choose to pursue.
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Discover EY Summer Externship Candidate

June 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I loved how they took us to Houston for free, kept us in a really nice hotel, showed us a few famous landmarks and hosted many lectures about different aspects and positions at EY.

What I wish was different

I wish the lectures would have been more interesting and that they advertised it to more UD people so I could have had some friends go with me.

Advice

Definitely recommend but when they say they accept all kinds of majors, they don’t actually want you for their internships. Only Accounting, maybe Finance if you have a really good resume.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people you work with are so incredible and are great to learn from. At the end of the internship program, you get a paid business trip to Disney World where you get to meet interns from across the globe.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more bonding events for fellow interns, but I would not change any part of my internship experience.

Advice

Always ask questions and be heard! That really impresses employers.
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Cyber Offensive Operations

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Great team and very good mentors. Lots to do and tons of support. Good office. Learned a ton.

What I wish was different

Location.

Advice

Find a place to live near the office. Commuting is hard in Houston.
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Risk Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the work and the people I was working with. The office and work environment was very modern and allowed me to do my best work. I loved that there was a large group of interns just like me, we hung out frequently and became good friends.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had more say in the projects I was on.

Advice

During your internship take time to network with managers, senior managers, and partners. They would love to take you to lunch, and you can learn a lot!
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with everyone on my teams and meeting other interns.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

You’ll be taught everything you need to know so there’s no need to worry.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I liked being immersed in a business environment and working onside professionals while being treated the exact same as them. There was constant streams of information which helped me to learn quickly and gain experience that I wouldnt have gotten anywhere else.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to do a more exciting part of the year. Summer is a little slow compared to busy season but I think it also helped me to get more hands on instruction.

Advice

Be ready to work hard but the people around you will reward you when they see that you have the capabilities necessary to succeed in the accounting world.
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Auditor Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I loved how everyone was very welcoming and was eager to help me get situated into the company. Everyone was willing to talk about their positions and help me learn more about the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked in bigger teams with more interns and employees. My engagement was rather small which was not what I was expecting.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and go outside of your comfort zone.
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