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Accenture

Summer Consulting Analyst

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Their "buddy" program helped make the big company feel smaller. I had a "project" buddy who made me feel welcomed at the client site and an "Accenture" buddy who helped me process and work through the rest of my internship and future career. I reached out to and spoke to dozens of employees, seeking to hear their experiences and advice. Everyone was eager to help. I appreciate the access to the resources of a large company. During slow days, I could learn pretty much anything I was interested in through their extensive training videos. If I wanted to pursue a different area than what I was doing during my internship, I was able to find a place within Accenture where I would enjoy and thrive. There were several opportunities for social events with the other interns. Accenture paid for most of them and even flew us out to Chicago for a Student Leadership Conference! The pay was very competitive and the highest I've seen in any internship.

What I wish was different

This may be a result of my sheltered upbringing and Christian/Baylor bubble, but I was not prepared for the prominent "Happy Hour" culture. I wish there were more opportunities to bond with the other interns or employees than over alcohol. The internship interviews in the Spring which means that you have to wait longer than most companies to interview and secure an internship.

Advice

The biggest piece of advice I can give is to take initiative. If you speak up and reach out to various employees to ask them questions about their experiences, about your experience, about the company, about the industry, or anything else, most people are more than willing to set up a call and give you their undivided attention!
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Summer Consulting Analyst

June - September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved the project that I was on and the company culture. It was great to get an inside look into the consulting world and learn about the many different things that Accenture offered as a company.

What I wish was different

Advice

Building your network starts the minute that you begin your internship.
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analyst

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Good experience in consulting setting

What I wish was different

Not being sent all the way down to Houston

Advice

Be prepared to do anything they ask. Even if you have never done anything like it before.
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Consultant analyst

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The people and the project

What I wish was different

I would have liked more clarity going into the project.

Advice

Be patient when onboarding, there is a lot going on.
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CDTS Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Irving, TX

What I liked

I loved the full-time people I had the chance to work with, the amount of responsibility given, and the culture of Accenture. It's a culture of work hard play hard, and keeping employees for the long run instead of having a high turnover rate.

What I wish was different

I wish I knew how much video conferencing and Excel was involved in the job, and that the majority of the office only comes in two times a week so it's mainly just a few people and the interns the rest of the time

Advice

Don't hesitate to ask questions early on, especially if you don't understand something on the computer! Also, get to know the people in the office beyond those you work with.
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Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

I appreciated the opportunity to improve my skill sets in technical, business, and leadership contexts. Every employee I met from analyst to senior leadership was extremely willing to help me advance my career.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked at Accenture for 12 weeks instead of 10, however I am very excited to return again next fall.

Advice

Applicants need to be professional, sharp, and willing to adapt to any situation. The project environment can be extremely variable, and therefore it is important to be both intellectually curious an agile.
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Summer Consulting Analyst

June - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the incredible opportunity to connect many people across the country.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed all of it! The people, the location, the work, my team and the company culture.

Advice

Get know anyone who's involved in anything you are actually interested in. The culture at Accenture welcomes curiosity, just make sure to always say thank you!
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Great environment, they made sure we got really close with our intern class. Really good exposure to upper level employees as well - I really enjoyed my summer!

What I wish was different

Disorganized at times - they didn't have projects for some people until the evening the day before we were supposed to start client work. My project ended one month into my internship so it was on me to find more work for myself. They gave us our return offers weeks after telling us they would.

Advice

The lack of organization is well worth the experience!
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Warehouse Distribution Intern

May - June 2019 • Ewing Township, NJ

What I liked

The hands-on supply chain foundational experience in the warehouse was valuable.

What I wish was different

I wish we as interns didn't have to do busy/mundane/not mind work most of the time. It didn't sit well with my brain, I really wanted to be thinking of new solutions to problems! (because ETS runs with inefficiencies!)

Advice

Definitely be prepared to stand and move all day on your feet, 8-4:30.
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Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I got the unique opportunity to travel to the client site in a different state every week of my internship duration, a part of consulting I was able to experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Supply Chain Management Intern

May - June 2019 • Ewing Township, NJ

What I liked

Money was good and experience was good.

What I wish was different

Hours were rough 5pm -3am

Advice

Work hard and make contacts in business world
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Summer Technology Analyst

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The openness of co-workers, similar type A people, and got to do exactly what I wanted.

What I wish was different

More consistent work, seems to come in waves.

Advice

Be open with others about your goals so they can help guide you.
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Global Supply Chain intern

May - June 2019 • Ewing Township, NJ

What I liked

I liked learning the ins and outs of a warehouse that uses my major i am learning.

What I wish was different

I wish the interns and I had more responsibility and more of a clear direction as to what we were supposed to be doing. Also, I wish it was a desk job rather physical labor.

Advice

I would say know how to communicate to different types of people. Whether it be businessmen and women or everyday people not in corporate, know how to talk so that you can connect with them and network yourself.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

June - July 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved the culture of the firm. On the first day of working there I was welcomed in to the family with open arms and I met people who genuinely cared about my overall development.

What I wish was different

More black men and women in leadership roles.

Advice

Do not suffer in silence, ask for help when you need it.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - July 2019 • Athens, Attica Region

What I liked

Very helpful and trusting supervisor. Great people and great teams with which I worked with. Great projects that I got involved in.

What I wish was different

More creative / challenging projects.

Advice

Formulating a successful relationship with your team / colleagues can be a strategic aspect to the success of your teamwork and drive / ambition towards the project you are involved in.
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Technology Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I liked that I was not just treated as an intern (getting coffee, filing, etc.). I was treated as a full-time Analyst and was given large amounts of responsibility. I also really enjoyed getting to network with other interns and employees and expand my network and knowledge about the industry I hope to join.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to start earlier! Accenture only offers two large on-boarding times (one for semester students and one for quarter students), and the one for quarter students started at the end of June. I wish I could have started right after finishing finals.

Advice

Ask questions and don't be afraid to take initiative. People are always going to be busy but if you make your presence known they will treat you with more respect and maybe even give you a cool new project to work on!
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Digital Intern

June - August 2018 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What I liked

The work culture was very collaborative and startup-like, teams from different functional areas worked closely with one another to make sure that everyone was on the same page and the product being developed met all requirements.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always show dedication and enthusiasm in everything you do because you never know what that might lead you to and also because there is always something to learn!
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Summer Consulting Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The support they provided through "buddies" which were current employees there to guide your experience and provide advice.

What I wish was different

Advice

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IT Consultant

September 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

As a consultant, there are a variety of projects you can work on. And if you do not like a specific job, you can look for a new project as soon as the current one is done. Or if the project is long term, you can work with HR to find a roll-off date and a replacement. My company is also very invested in their employees personal growth, both in and out of work. There many volunteer opportunities and classes you can partake in.

What I wish was different

I wish I had found this job sooner. It took me an entire year to find a full time office job.

Advice

Be open to try new things. Not all occupations have a "shoe-in" college major. Accenture will hire consultants with all backgrounds due to their presence in nearly every industry and expertise.They primarily look for active minds and problem-solving attitudes. Also, if it is taking you awhile to find your permanent job, try to stay mentally active by volunteering or continuing your studies (not necessarily by going back to school). This will show interviewers that you are active, self-motivated, and are willing to improve yourself.
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IT Consultant

September 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

As a consultant, there is a wide variety of jobs and projects I can do. If I do not like a specific job, I can search for something new as soon as the project is over. With Accenture's vast network, there are available projects in almost every industry and expertise.

What I wish was different

I wish I had found my current job sooner. It took me a year to have a full time office job.

Advice

Be open to trying something new. There are many occupations that do not have a "shoe-in" college major; instead of looking for a specific major or study, they look for an active mind and a problem-solving attitude. Also, if it is taking time to find your permanent job, try to stay mentally active, either with studies or volunteering to show you are still improving yourself.
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