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Grant Thornton

Attest Services Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The culture of the company was very welcoming and friendly. I got to know a ton of people and enjoyed working the team I had. They treated me as if I was an associate, which allowed me to have direct contact with the clients and get real expose and insight as to what working for Grant Thornton is really like.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship could have gone longer than 8 weeks

Advice

When interviewing with multiple companies, don't worry so much about which job is the perfect match for you, look more for what culture seems to fit best with you as a person.
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Internal Client Services Intern

July 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love the culture here!

What I wish was different

Advice

There are tons of networking opportunities so make sure to take advantage of that.
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Audit Intern

May - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

A small and personal office with highly competent senior associates and managers. During the summer I was able to learn many different testing procedures and work with individuals/teams who took the time to explain each process to me. I was also surprised to see how engaged the partners were with the rest of the office- especially the interns.

What I wish was different

Audit and tax offer very different lifestyles when it comes to public accounting. The travel associated with audit was tiresome and not for me... although I enjoyed the work, I'll be returning to GT this spring to undergo a tax internship.

Advice

Network early in your college career. My relationship with the GT Baltimore office began in the beginning of my sophomore year. Through this connection, I'll have the convenience of having both an audit and tax internship by the time I graduate and a full-time position waiting for me next fall.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

All interns were proactive and engaged young professionals that I enjoyed working and networking with. I really felt like I was surrounded by future professionals

What I wish was different

Better training explaining the whole audit process to understand how my work fit into the audit as a whole

Advice

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Audit Intern

January - March 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I learned so much during my internship! Everyone was very helpful with answering my questions and teaching me new information. I felt very welcome in the office and loved all of the teams I worked with.

What I wish was different

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Accountant

October 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I really like the fast paced enviornment. The smaller feel of the firm makes it feel like a community. I aslo like that we have a global reach and work closely with other offices in the western region .

What I wish was different

I wish the start date had been a little earlier. I wish also that I had realized how how of a turniver rate accounting firms have.

Advice

Don't base you decison based on the people in the firm. Base it on the culture and resources the firm has to offer. Also if at all possible, I highly recommend interning at more then one firm.
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Financial Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

Great people, great office

What I wish was different

Advice

Make the most of your time there. Ask people for help, get to know what you’re doing and network along the way.
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Public Sector Advisory Intern

June 2017 - August 2018 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

It was a very hands-on internship that threw me right into a role on a team. People were fantastic. Work was moderately interesting

What I wish was different

As a developer, I wish there were some more experienced members on the team I could have directly learned from. Developer's weren't onsite with me, so it made communication a bit difficult.

Advice

Find ways you can make an impact right off the jump.
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Audit Intern

October 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The learning opportunities are endless. The schedule is rigorous, but you’ll learn more in a month than you’ve learned in the past year in a classroom.

What I wish was different

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Tax Intern

January - April 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I loved the hands on experience that I got. I was able to see what I would actually be doing in the real world. I learned so much in such little time. It was challenging which I really enjoyed. The people were so helpful and eager to help me learn and be comfortable.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change a thing!

Advice

I would say to definitely make use of the resources on campus because that is how I got the internship experience I did. I would also say to give it your all and enjoy the learning experience.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Experience hands-on auditing work. Learning the process

What I wish was different

The work environment was kind of cold at times. I have had internships where at least one-two people who consistently checked on how I was progressing and adjusting to the environment. It wasn't the same here.

Advice

I used this opportunity to evaluate what type of environment I want to be in. I also paid close attention to performance evaluations to see if there was anything professionally, or skillfully, to improve.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Reno, NV

What I liked

Being able to work on different engagements and touch based on a variety of different tax returns - seeing how the numbers flow in a return depending on the client.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Be sure to ask as many questions regarding your projects and make sure you are on top of them.
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Tax intern

June - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I was able to get a lot of hands on experience doing tax work for different clients. I also enjoyed all of the people I worked with this summer in the office!

What I wish was different

Advice

Although the accounting recruiting process is tough and extremely stressful, it is worth it. You make tons of connections, and having an internship gives you a lot of experience and strengthens your network in just a few short weeks. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or put yourself out there.
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Summer Advisory Intern

June - August 2017 • Shanghai, China

What I liked

I worked in a Chinese corporate office environment which was very exciting and interesting. One of my main goals in going to China was to improve my Chinese in different contexts outside the classroom. Working at Grant Thornton enabled me to practice in a professional business environment which was a great opportunity. The Shanghai financial district is also incredibly unique and demonstrated what living and working in a city would be like after college.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more involved in financial operations.

Advice

Your internship is what you make of it. Come in with certain goals and make sure you portray these to your supervisor prior to the start of your internship. Do not be afraid to ask if you can work on different things within the firm, it cannot hurt and shows initiative.
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Risk Advisory

June 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I got to learn about the company and the different risk positions it has to make a good choice for my full-time job

What I wish was different

I wish I could have prepared for it more

Advice

Be willing to learn
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Summer Tax Intern

June - August 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The amount of meaningful work I was given

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Ask questions when you are unsure how to approach a project!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2017 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I loved the culture at GT and the company's overall values. Also, my team was always so patient when explaining to me new concepts and technologies related to the audit.

What I wish was different

I didn't love the location of my client (but that's not necessarily GT's fault it's the client).

Advice

Be open to learning and be patient with yourself.
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Audit Intern

June - July 2017 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

The people I worked with genuinely cared that I was learning throughout my internship. They didn't just tell me to do something, but they made sure to explain why it needed to be done and what was important about it. I also got to work in multiple different areas. I traveled to see clients, both public and private and audited both pension plans and tested controls, and I also worked some in the office. I feel as though I was really able to get a great overall view of what it would be like to work for Grant Thornton. Although, I was an intern, I was treated as a first year, and I felt respected by everyone in the office. It was such a great experience overall for me, and I feel so lucky to have had this amazing opportunity!

What I wish was different

I only wish that it had been a little bit longer just so that I could have gained more experience.

Advice

You can never ask too many questions! In the beginning, I was a little nervous about asking questions because I didn't want to be annoying, but after I started asking more and more, I really realized how much more I was able to learn because of it. Also, if you don't have anything to do, you should definitely ask people in the office if they need help with anything!
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Tax Accountant

January - April 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I got to work on assignments that any 1st year associate would work on. I was depended on and treated like a new hire instead of an intern. My co-workers were all very friendly and wonderful. They had patience with teaching me new things and gave informative feedback when needed.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities for overtime so that I could learn more. It was a full 40 hours a week still though.

Advice

Carry a notepad with you everywhere. You never know when you need to jot down information. Also read back what you have written to verify you have all the correct information/directions.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The people, culture, and the variety of work I was able to do.

What I wish was different

The commute was long some days and didn't make sense (other interns were closer to that area and we could have switched clients)

Advice

Give the company your respect and do your best. You'll get the most out of it if you have fun and work hard.
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