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KPMG LLP

Staff Accountant Intern

May - August 2022 • Toronto, Ontario

What I liked

The work environment, the people, the learning opportunities.

What I wish was different

I just was not passionate about the work which I found out after seeing what a day in the life looks like. However, the experience was great!

Advice

Don't be afraid to maximize the learning opportunities that come with this experience. Talk to people, ask questions, participate in challenges and things that interest you. Your internship is what YOU make of it.
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Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Intern

June - August 2022 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

This firm had diversity and inclusion and a good work/life balance

What I wish was different

Being able to visit client sites

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and communicate.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2022 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The company has a great training program for their interns. They will have you work with different industry to have a better experience of the audit work.

What I wish was different

Advice

If the company gave you a chance to work for them, take full advantage of it. Make connections, be pro active and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2021 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved being able to go into the office and do most of my internship in person.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Embark Scholar

June - August 2021 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed everything about my internship.

What I wish was different

I wish that the experience could have been in person.

Advice

I would encourage other students of color to apply for this internship as well.
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State and Local Government Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the supportive and collaborative environment that pushed me to put my best work together. I was also able to be in a structured environment and my expectations were clearly defined for me.

What I wish was different

I wish the company was able to put on more in-person events and activities throughout the summer, which granted, may have been difficult during covid but was allowed by local ordinances.

Advice

I would say the most important thing to keep in mind is how important networking is. In order to get the next opportunity and continue your education it is important to reach out to as many professionals as possible to network and find the best opportunity for you
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Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Strong support system, friendly people, great culture, plenty of client interaction

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! That’s how you get the most learning out of your internship experience.
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Risk Assurance Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I appreciated the flexibility and the eagerness to help of individuals within the firm. Even though the internship was remote, everyone at the firm made it a priority to reach out and see if I had any questions or anything.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was in person.

Advice

Network. That is the biggest part about receiving a return offer. Reach out to managers and higher-ups and genuinely ask about their experiences. It will make a difference in your career.
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Human Capital Advisory Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great people, was given real responsibilities

What I wish was different

More in-person

Advice

Take the opportunity to learn as much as you can, meet whoever you can, and figure out if you can see yourself doin this fulltime when you graduate
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State and Local Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

i had three different managers/mentors during the internship that I could reach out to with certain questions.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in-person

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to find work to do.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked the ability to get hands on experience and the mentors I got to work with.

What I wish was different

I would have liked the chance to get a bit more experience working with some of their software systems.

Advice

Make sure to connect with professionals you’re exposed too. Expanding your network is the best thing you can do during your internship.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The team I worked with was super supportive and they were able to make a virtual internship engaging and educational.

What I wish was different

I wish this internship could have been in-person.

Advice

You get out of it what you put it! Do not be afraid to ask for help or ask for more responsibilities.
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Cybersecurity Advisory Associate

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

My engagement was slow and they didn't need much assistance so I wish my experience was a little more engaging

Advice

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Audit Intern

May - August 2021 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Everything about the internship was great. They really took the time to teach and support you about the accounting world. They take the time to assign you projects that you are capable of completing, but still challenge you.

What I wish was different

While it cannot be controlled, I wish my internship was in person. It was completely remote due to the pandemic. This resulted in me feeling disconnected at times.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to ask questions all the time. It is important in your internship experience to make sure you get the right information to learn and see if the company is a good fit for you.
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IT Asset Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I was offered new experiences that broadened my knowledge and added to my experience. I was able to experience the culture and the type of people that work at the company. Everyone was kind and willing to help when needed. It was apparent that the company/its people do actually care about you and want to keep you within the company.

What I wish was different

The internship itself could have been a bit more structured. Some of the tasks specifically could have been more involved. I did not feel that I made as many significant contributions as I would've liked and felt I could have had more hands-on work. I would've also enjoyed sitting in on more calls and learning about all that goes on in the different teams that were part of my area.

Advice

Take in as much as you can. Ask as many questions as you can, the more the better (typically). Questions help clear things up and also show that you are interested and willing to learn. Take as many notes as you can, they will always be a great reference when you need clarification and can be helpful for others as well.
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Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The culture and work-life balance.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more diverse work options, instead of repeating similar tasks over the weeks of my internships.

Advice

Definitely work to establish good relationships with your engagement team, since this team will be your primary point of contact during the internship.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Flexible virtual environment.

What I wish was different

In person for more hands-on learning and experience and meeting the other people.

Advice

Ask questions! Don’t be afraid to reach out to others and learn!
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ACE Intern

June - August 2021 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I learned so much about the company and different areas that they have. The people were all great and the overall experience was great.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been in person.

Advice

Be proactive and ask many questions!
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Audit Intern

January - March 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

This was an amazing experience to learn and develop career skills that I will use not only in my work life moving forward, but in my remaining school semesters. The internship was a great opportunity to create lasting connections as well as establish an understanding of what it looks like to work in the accounting field.

What I wish was different

The only thing I would've liked to be different was instead of a virtually internship have it be in person. Obviously this was KPMG intent, but due to certain covid-19 impacts it was mandatory to be virtual.

Advice

Take chances and continually be active in the school sponsored events. Apply yourself to many opportunities and it will help you develop a great understanding of what career path you want for yourself!
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Summer intern

June - August 2021 • Singapore, Central

What I liked

Work culture and colleagues were amazing.

What I wish was different

Hoping it was fully in person instead of a hybrid work schedule

Advice

Be proactive and reach out to your seniors if you you any questions!
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