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EY

Assurance Services Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to work with five different audit teams to audit publicly traded companies. I learned a lot about procedures done by auditors to give an opinion on financial statements that are filed with the SEC. As a part of these procedures, I analyzed Significant Class of Transactions (SCOTs) and documented our test of controls. I appreciated how kind team members were to answer my many questions and teach me how to do certain tasks and procedures. They many a times went above and beyond to explain the bigger picture and made sure I knew how I was adding to the bigger picture of the overall audit.

What I wish was different

On some teams, although members were kind, they weren't trusting of interns with slightly more complex work. So instead, they would give us basic administrative tasks, and often we would have nothing to do other than complete more training modules.

Advice

The doors this opportunity opens for your career are countless! Make every use of the opportunity you have to network with different teams and learn from them. Don't be afraid questions, but ask questions at the right time and group them so as to not constantly bother team members. Ultimately, be ready to do everything you are assigned joyfully and enthusiastically with your whole heart. If you are personable and produce quality work, you will be appreciated for your work.
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BAP Intern

June - August 2019 • Hoboken, NJ

What I liked

Everyone is super nice and willing to help, the program is well organized. Super good experience!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have made the decision on the kind of project I was put in

Advice

Enjoy the moment, network, and work overtime if you can.
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Launch Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Loved the exposure I got in all 3 service lines.

What I wish was different

Wish it was longer

Advice

Be open to anything, be a sponge, and always be kind and easy to work with.
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Transfer pricing intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked getting to experience the accounting community at one of the big 4. I got to learn company culture and pleasantly learned EY is really big on diversity and inclusion which had made me feel welcomed in corporate America. I got to do real work in a team and contribute the valuable skills I learned at the UW classrooms.

What I wish was different

I wish they offered me a bus pass for the summer.

Advice

Come ready to absorb all the wonderful things the company can offer, and also be ready to show off the skills you learned!
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Central Insurance Intern

January - March 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I enjoyed the teams I worked with and the work itself.

What I wish was different

I wished it could've been in Eau Claire, I'm not a huge city person.

Advice

Say yes to spending time with the teams. Go to HH, events, etc. Your experience will be more enjoyable.
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Forensic and Integrity Services Intern

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I really loved the people and the forensic work that I was doing. I was able to travel every week for my engagements, and EY was extremely accommodating and helpful when it came to this process.

What I wish was different

I wish that I wouldn’t have had to go to DC in order to take the position if I was going to be traveling regardless; however, I really enjoyed the experience either way. Also, I wish there was more negotiations available to interns for their full time offers.

Advice

My biggest piece of advice is to network like crazy, and to never be afraid to ask for help. EY is hiring based off of personality not technical skills. Make sure that you’re putting your real self out there because people always love that the most. They teach you everything else.
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Transaction Advisory Services Intern

June - August 2019 • Seoul, South Korea

What I liked

I liked the fact that all the projects were done through teamwork and allowed to me realize I prefer an environment where teamwork is a vital part of success.

What I wish was different

I do wish that my internship was in an environment where I would be working full time since the working environment in Korea was very different. However, I do think was a valuable experience to learn about different working cultures.

Advice

No one should ever be afraid to ask questions when they are stuck or struggling with a task. Employees enjoy interns asking questions and it will improve your skills drastically and faster than ever.
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Launch Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

People are helpful and want to advance your career.

What I wish was different

Longer time period.

Advice

Talk to everyone!
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Financial Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

How you automatically gained a new family. Events every week, sports teams, and a great support system.

What I wish was different

Being rated my first week at the internship

Advice

Make sure you are good at basic administrative tasks such as Excel. They say they teach you ahead of time, but in my experience at the San Diego location, they expect you to have a good understanding going into the internship.
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Technology Advisory

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a great experience, and there were plenty of intern activities and events going on every week.

What I wish was different

I wish we had gotten a longer internship, and that we could have the chance to cycle through two assignments to experience it more fully.

Advice

Each assignment is different, so experiences vary a lot.
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RIO Intern

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I was an RIO intern, meaning I got to spend half of the internship working in tax and the other in audit. It was an amazing experience and great to help decide which path I would like to take my career.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Hoboken, NJ

What I liked

The communication I was able to have with other team members. Coworkers we were both young and old conversed with me and gave me the opportunity to ask about their careers and my potential future.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little more technical work I was given.

Advice

Try to meet as many people as possible and get a feel of how the firm works with you.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I had the opportunity to participate in a variety of firm events such as community service, presentations from firm leadership, and an international intern conference in Disney World.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to spend more time with other interns, but I enjoyed getting to know the other people on my team.

Advice

When you have questions on a project, do as much work as you can without asking the question, compile all of your questions in a list, and then ask them all at once. This mitigates the amount of times you will need to ask for help, and your organization will greatly benefit your team.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

Great staff working with me - meaningful work

What I wish was different

Recruiting staff was not up to par

Advice

View all work as meaningful (you will learn why it is in time) and ask a LOT of questions
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Advisory intern

June - August 2018 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

The people at this firm are fantastic. They work to help you improve and become better each day.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more client experience.

Advice

Work hard, ask a lot of questions and make connections!
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Tax Intern Financial Services

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I loved the entire experience, I loved starting the job training in Dallas, Texas and ending the internship with a trip to Orlando, Florida. Although there was a lot of hard work between these trips and I was very overwhelmed at first, everyone on my engagements was very helpful teaching me the job and very patient if I was wrong as long as I tried my best everyday.

What I wish was different

I wish I was closer to my job, I ended up commuting over an hour to get to work each day from outside of West Chester. Other than that the interview process was very stressful but entirely worth it in the end.

Advice

Although you may feel you are struggling or not doing good enough, as long as you put in your best effort everyday, the teams will notice and help you through.
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Performance Improvement Intern

June - August 2019 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

They really treat their interns well. They provided multiple opportunities to meet other interns as well as training and development.

What I wish was different

Your experience highly depends on the specific project you are on.

Advice

It’s hard to tell what consulting means until you start-keep an open mind!
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IT Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

EY invested so much into me, helping me to become not only a better employee, but also a better person. I participated in a purpose workshop with calls every few weeks during the course of the internship. This led me to realize that my true passion in the workforce is to bring people joy through technology.

What I wish was different

Advice

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risk advisory intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I got to meet different people and get a taste of what it's like to work in a corporate office

What I wish was different

I wish the location of where I was working was explained more clearly but aside from that it was a great experience

Advice

I would advice others to make sure that they put effort in everything they do, even if they are not sure what they are doing, ask questions and do your best.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I worked with high functioning teams and they offered me the opportunity to contribute and find ways that work for me. The company that I interned with serves high profile clients and it was a great opportunity to practice what I had been learning in class.

What I wish was different

Advice

Whenever you have an assignment make sure you give your best effort. Don't be afraid to contribute your skills because each person has something unique they can contribute to the team.
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