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Grant Thornton

Accountant Intern

June - August 2022 • Appleton, WI

What I liked

The training was only two or three days and then we were able to go directly into working on real client work. I definitely learned the most from my mistakes on the tax returns, and was able to easily see my mistake and never let it happen again. Also, I was exposed to many different scenarios with client work between individual, S-corp, and partnership tax returns.

What I wish was different

My only wish is that it would have been longer than 8 weeks, I think another 2 weeks I could have learned even more.

Advice

Go into it with an outgoing personality, get to know as many people as you can, and even though you have the option to work from home, go into the office as much as you can. It shows Grant Thornton that you really care about the work you're doing.
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Audit Intern (Public Sector)

June - August 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The firm provides many great resources to its employees, and as an intern, I was given engaging and rewarding work. I enjoyed working on my engagement team and being able to contribute to the audit.

What I wish was different

Three of the eight weeks of the internship were spent in training, most of which were self-paced and lacked relevance to my job responsibilities. I felt like this time could have been utilized far more efficiently and effectively.

Advice

Stay engaged and don't be afraid to reach out to people within the firm. Most are happy to speak with you and greatly appreciate you taking initiative whether it's looking for work to do or just asking them about themselves and their career.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2021 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I loved the audit experience and actually getting to interact with clients.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more experience with accounting before the internship, it would have made it a lot easier. I am taking my first audit class after the internship.

Advice

Learn how to master excel beforehand.
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cyber security intern

June - July 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Being able to connect with other fellow interns my age

What I wish was different

Being in person would have been much more fun considering how much fun I had through the virtual internship, but obviously that was limited due to the pandemic.

Advice

Network and ask questions; they don't expect you to know everything.
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Risk Advisory Intern

July 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I got to get to know the advisory group I would be working with really well, whether through simple Q&A sessions, shadows, or happy hour game nights. Although we were able to accomplish and learn a lot about our service lines over the two weeks, we had a lot of fun too! We were able to network with national and local leadership, learning about the diverse company culture and how GT prioritizes DEI.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have been in person!

Advice

Networking online can be a little awkward but just embrace it! Everyone is going through the same things and facing similar challenges, so just put yourself out there and try your best! Good things will come.
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Audit Intern

July 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I liked that I was still able to gain valuable training in a virtual environment this summer.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little bit more insight into what an year one associate's work and work papers look like.

Advice

I would highly recommend it! Absorb as much as you can and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with people in the organization!
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Audit Intern

January - March 2020 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Great work, nice hours, the best work culture. Really liked everyone that I got to work with!

What I wish was different

Wish I could have stayed longer.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions. Be confident and willing to learn.
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Audit Intern

January - March 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The whole experience at Grant Thornton helped me learn a lot about real world application.

What I wish was different

Nothing, the internship was great and provided me with a lot of opportunities to learn about audit.

Advice

Do not split this time with school and always be asking questions.
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Audit Intern

July - August 2019 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Getting to know audit a bit more

What I wish was different

More interactive environment

Advice

Actively talk to people and ask questions!
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Tax int

June - August 2019 • Melville, NY

What I liked

environment and people

What I wish was different

wish i had a heavier work load

Advice

dont be afraid to ask questions
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Audit Intern

April - September 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I loved the culture, the challenges, and the fact that they have more emphasis on work / life than their competitors.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Audit Intern

January - March 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Go into the internship with an open mind and understanding that you are not expected to know everything during the internship.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed meeting fellow interns and upper level management; I was able to create meaningful relationships and expand my professional netwrok. I also appreciated obtaining real world experience and being able to actually apply what I have learned in the classroom over the past four years to real world situations.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time! I loved everything about my internship and it was hard to leave. Looking back on my experience I wish I had asked more questions and was not afraid to show my inexperience to senior level staff.

Advice

Start the process early. Actively seek out employers early in your college career to give you as much time to find what companies peek your interest, share your common values, and get you excited for a career after college.
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Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

The people were fantastic.

What I wish was different

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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I got experience preparing lots of different types of taxes - a good variety of real work. I also really liked all the people in the office. I'm super excited to be returning as a Tax Associate in Fall 2020!

What I wish was different

During the summer the work can be a little slower for interns, so there were some days I didn't have much to help with.

Advice

Recruiting for accounting jobs and internships starts early - be ready! And don't be deterred if you don't get an offer from Fall recruiting - I didn't, and I still ended up with a great internship that led to a full-time position.
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Valuation Intern

June - July 2019 • Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship

What I liked

Company culture was great!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Internal Client Services Intern

July 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great place to network and grow.

What I wish was different

More pay.

Advice

Great place to work while also going to school.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Everyone I worked with was so kind and ready to help with whatever I needed

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t really have changed much about my experience.

Advice

Try to branch out and meet as many people as you can.
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Advisory intern

June - August 2019 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

The company culture is incredible! Felt like home!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I loved the culture that Grant Thornton provides. The people I worked with made working truly enjoyable and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with the Philadelphia office.

What I wish was different

There wasn't much to critique because the time I worked at Grant Thornton was great. There were intern events every Friday which was great because we could talk to other people in the other service lines.

Advice

I would advise you to have fun and make those relationships with the associates and seniors. Really take on their culture, that is the best way that you'll get an idea of how the company would be if you worked full time.
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