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KPMG LLP

Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Loved the team I worked with. Did hands on work doing test work, going on walkthroughs, doing samples.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to ask for varying tasks
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I had a great experience working with KPMG. I got the opportunity to be a Global Intern and spent half of the summer in Melbourne, Australia. Both in the US and abroad, I gained exposure into the field and valuable experience to start my career in accounting off on the right foot.

What I wish was different

I don't think I have anything I would change about the internship.

Advice

Be a sponge and absorb as much as you can while you're working to fully benefit from the experience.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2018 • Portland, ME

What I liked

The entire firm and experience was enormously helpful.

What I wish was different

Nothing that could reasonably be changed. Whenever there were issues they were communicated in a timely and clear fashion.

Advice

Advocate for yourself, be responsible for taking on challenging projects and ask for help when you need it.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great people and atmosphere. The work was exciting and I felt like I was making an impact.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer so I could get a better feel for how it would be as a long term job.

Advice

Do as much in-house networking as you can and never burn a bridge.
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ITAA Intern

June - August 2018 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

The real-world experience and the people I was working with! The internship program at KPMG is amazing!

What I wish was different

I wish it would've had a little bit more structure. I knew the clients I had, but I didn't exactly know which client I'd be working on for one day until a day or two before I went. The sponteneity was fun for the first couple of times, but it got very stressful driving places when you're in an unfamiliar place and you don't know where you're going for work tomorrow but you know you have to be there.

Advice

Be open to any and all feedback. It's super important to be learning and learning to do things correctly! You're going to make mistakes but learn from them the first time and don't keep making them. Also, if you're not making mistakes, you're not learning!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and thought the work was interesting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have been able get some experience with financial statement audits, not just Employee Benefit Plans and Single Audits.

Advice

My advice would be to network as much as possible and try and create and build relationships over the course of the internship.
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Embark Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

KPMG is a premier workplace. It is innovative, welcoming, and focused on collaboration and structured, continuous learning. It is a great place to see Big Four Accounting first-hand. During my time as an Embark Intern, I found that there is a large network of Alumni within the office that are all willing to help a fellow Explorer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to meeting new people and learning as much as you can about the company culture. It was truly a great experience! A great way to differentiate yourself is to ask some of the firm's employees out to lunch. It's usually covered by the firm and a great way to learn about what the people of the firm are truly about.
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Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Shanghai, China

What I liked

It was a rewarding experience as I learnt both soft skills and technicals skills

What I wish was different

I wish I had more exposure to different industries

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or reach out to people of higher levels
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting to know all of the employees as they helped me through some of the new and difficult tasks. They were always willing to take the time to include you conversations, in meetings, and in any events that were going on within the office. They truly make you feel as a part of the company and that helps to give you confidence to perform to the best of your ability. They always took the extra step to allow you to not only understand the task, but the way that the tasks that you were performing fit into the larger picture.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship had been a longer. The weeks flew by and there was so much more to see and learn from this company and this internship. It was an amazing opportunity that I simply wish had lasted longer.

Advice

I advise to always get the most out of every situation. If you are sitting in a meeting to take notes, take notice of how everyone is sitting, how they are taking notes, and how they are dressed. If you take time to notice the little details you can begin to understand the little differences that separate the high performers.
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intern it audit

May - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

the environment and how the ultimate goal was to give each intern some knowledge to take away as well as a full-time offer

What I wish was different

i wish i got to be on more than one engagement

Advice

never be afraid to ask questions and do tasks outside of your comfort zone, only dumb questions is the one not asked.
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Audit Intern

January - March 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The environment and people were so welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to stay longer.

Advice

Talk and network with as many people as possible.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I really liked the amount of responsibility and trust placed on me during the internship. It made me feel as if I were an equal member of the engagement teams I worked on. KPMG fosters a collaborative and friendly environment. and the people I worked with were all super supportive in answering any questions I had as well as sharing positive and constructive feedback throughout the internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Risk consulting intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

My co workers, getting to travel and stay in hotels and per diem. The work I did was interesting as well.

What I wish was different

Wish there were other interns on my team.

Advice

Give it your all everyday and push yourself out of your comfort limits. Also get enough sleep.
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Intern

July 2018 • Nicosia, Nicosia

What I liked

Casual workplace, given work to do and an intern start-up competition

What I wish was different

More feedback at the end of the internship, more diversity in work given

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

There was a strong emphasis of building a close relationship with your teams, so I always felt comfortable and welcomed at work. There was also a strong emphasis on mentorship, so I never felt like I was diving into an abyss with new projects or in planning my future career. That being said, they didn’t hold my hand the whole way through so I had a lot of room to grow and learn as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Forensics Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Great coworkers and benefits

What I wish was different

The office is very quiet, not a whole lot of interaction with other divisions or professionals

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Diversity, Friendliness, Resources, Real life situations, Networkig opportunities.

What I wish was different

Wish the internship was longer and I wish some networking/intern social events were planned better because a few were disorganized.

Advice

Be ready to work and learn a lot. Gain some experience with excel before working and know how to manage your time.
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Audit Intern

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Everything they were awesome and I learned a lot about accounting and how to network

What I wish was different

Nothing I had a blast

Advice

Overall have a good time and keep a positive attitude
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IT Audit and Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

Laid-back atmosphere, a lot of training and career support resources, good opportunities to network

What I wish was different

More independence and work given to interns that wasn't just busy work

Advice

Network network network!!!! Reach out to someone you don't know but you think is doing something interesting and ask if they have 5 minutes for you to pick their brain! Introduce yourself to partners!
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

I liked how I was treated as a full-time associate. I spent a week in Orlando with other KPMG interns from around the country learning everything I would need to be successful, and I was eased into the work upon returning to the office. After being guided through my first assignment, I was given a workload very similar to that of a first-year associate, which I liked. My coworkers were always willing to help with any questions I had and wanted to see me succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been another intern at the office so that I would have had someone to ask more intern-specific questions to. Occasionally I had issues/questions about things that interns specifically had to accomplish, so my coworkers were not able to provide much guidance since they were not going through the process themselves.

Advice

Be sure to embrace the opportunity and know that everyone in the entire company is there to help you. Never be afraid to ask questions because everyone understands that you are just starting out and they were once in your shoes. If you work hard everyday, build relationships with the people in the office, and produce good work, you should receive a full-time offer.
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