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KPMG LLP

Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was a welcoming firm that is clearly dedicated to helping their interns improve.

What I wish was different

That it had been in person, not virtual.

Advice

Take advantage of the various opportunities and resources the company provides.
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KPMG Embark Scholar

July - August 2020 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The company culture is so positive! All of the associates were friendly, very team-oriented, and always there to assist should there be any question or help needed. Despite being online, I still feel that I was given the necessary resources that I needed to perform my work from a virtual setting. I was also able to meet and connect with so many new people (other interns, associates, directors, partners, etc.)

What I wish was different

I wish that my experience was longer. Due to the COVID outbreak, our experiences were shortened from 8 weeks to 4 weeks. I had such a great time even with the shortened schedule!

Advice

Do not hesitate to ask questions, if anything they are encouraged!! Also, be a SPONGE; try to absorb as much as you can from this experience. Though my experience was presented to me in a virtual format, it does not take away from the value of the knowledge that I gained from my time as an Embark Scholar :) Good Luck!
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Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the connectivity of the internship, despite limitations from Covid-19 and quarantine. The internship really encouraged us to take initiative on what we make out of the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more exposure to actual engagements and work.

Advice

Seek out as much experience as you can. Don't do things just to get by. Do them to develop and grow as a professional.
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Financial Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Mentoring aspect

What I wish was different

More interactive tasks pertaining to audit

Advice

Reach out and meet as many people as you can
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2020 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

I loved how KPMG prioritizes their employees. All employees go to Orlando once a year for training, and this includes all interns. KPMG's value of integrity drove towards working for them. They have a high moral conduct and value diversity like no other.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Try to get to know everyone you meet! Everyone who works at KPMG is incredibly intelligent and ambitious and want to help you excel your career. I got so much great advice from learning about others experience with the firm.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

July - August 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

It was virtual, so I still had pretty good interaction with mentors and coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish it would’ve been in person, and that we couldn’t been put on an actual client project

Advice

Try to get as many contacts as possible during an internship. They will remember you if you get a return offer.
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Deal Advisory Intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

We got to speak one-on-one with 4 professionals, including a partner. Getting that time to ask questions and hear about their experiences was super valuable

What I wish was different

Online, so wish I could've experienced the firm in person and done actual work but that's COVID for you!

Advice

Talk to as many people as possible, ask questions, take initiative to stand out
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Embark Scholar

July - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

How well the company structured events for the interns to network and socialize with each other

What I wish was different

Advice

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Audit Intern

January - March 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Experience

What I wish was different

Job offer

Advice

Communicate
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Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

All of the time and effort that the company put into making this virtual internship experience the best it could be under the difficult circumstances. It wasn't ideal for anyone, but I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given this past summer to connect with professionals from the firm and am even more grateful for the full-time job offer that was extended to me.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Crimes

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how even given the pandemic, the company still found a way for the intern class to come together virtually and engage in a meaningful internship program.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have been able to do more hands on work, but I understand privacy laws considering we were remote.

Advice

Take in all of the trainings because they will in turn be useful.
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Tax transformation technology intern

July - August 2020 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

I loved the way they took care of the interns. Given the pandemic it surely would have been easier to cancel the internship but Kpmg went above and beyond to make our experience as fulfilling as possible.

What I wish was different

I think given the circumstances it was done in the best way possible.

Advice

It is what you make of it. You need to get out of your comfort zone and make an effort to network, especially now when everything is online.
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Risk Assurance Intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I liked how committed the firm was to all its interns.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have had exposure to real work.

Advice

I would ask to keep an open mind, ask questions, and network with everyone no matter who.
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Tax Processor

July 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great people who wish the best for each other. Flexibility of work conditions. Mentors that guide you to become a better professional.

What I wish was different

I wish they had a better internal structure that motivates and ensures part time employees. Part time employees are confused because they are not an intern, yet not an associate. It would be beneficial to have a set procedure and goals to determine upper placement of part time employees.

Advice

KPMG is one of the best firms to work with for a reason. They have great people and energy. If you want to work with KPMG, make sure you have good energy.
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Data & Analytics Consultant Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Love the challenge and the rigor of the work involved. Really interesting projects and really great teams and managers. Everyone was very supportive and helpful in getting me up to speed and challenging me with interesting projects.

What I wish was different

I wish that New York wasn't so expensive to live in.

Advice

Go in and hold nothing back and be willing to take risks and make mistakes and learn as much as you can from those mistakes. Know Python, R, SQL and be good at dealing with ambiguity!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I had many experiences with working in the San Francisco office and the England office.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time in the San Francisco office to interact with my peers.

Advice

Take every opportunity you can. I applied for a abroad internship and spent a month in Manchester, UK.
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Tax Associate

August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

great experience

What I wish was different

it would not have been too busy

Advice

always be open minded. and own your mistakes
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved getting experiences on multiple audit teams, meeting people in the firm, and living in Denver. Overall I learned so much throughout my internship and met so many great people.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have heard more about people's path at the firm (people that had been there a while such as managers and partners).

Advice

Go into it willing to learn and be flexible, but know that there are so many opportunities in the accounting world, so don't feel pressure to like the first company you recruit with or do an internship with.
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Audit and Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

The people were great and the work taught me a lot about tax law and corporate finance

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

ask for the work you’d like to work on
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Internal Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Springfield, VA

What I liked

The engagement team was professional and welcoming. I really felt like a part of the team. The work was directly contributing to the firm's business, not stereotypical "intern work." I never fetched a single cup of coffee.

What I wish was different

I wish commuting on the I-95 corridor wasn't a black magic curse that steals years of your life.

Advice

They're going to FEED you. Pay attention and do your best.
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