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Plante Moran

management consulting business valuation intern

June - August 2021 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I liked the culture and environment. I also liked the flexible time off plan they had. I liked the work I was doing because it was project based and wasn't super stressful because you would pick up a project then wait for the client to get back and while waiting you'd work on another project so it wasn't too fast paced, but was nice to pay attention to detail.

What I wish was different

I wished I would've gotten more shadowing experience because it being virtual it was hard to always know what to do so in those times where I didn't have much to do I wish someone would've taken me under their belt and let me watch what their day looks like as a full day maybe. I also wish people would have given me more work because everyday I was asking for work from multiple people and no one really had a ton for me to do.

Advice

Make the most of it as much as you can and always ask questions. You are allowed to not know in an experience like this so use that to your advantage to learn as much as you can.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The work environment was excellent - I thoroughly enjoyed my ineternship.

What I wish was different

I wish more of it had been in person.

Advice

Learn to work efficiently - it will help a great deal.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2021 • Macomb Township, MI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the culture of the firm. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I really felt like a member of the PM team!

What I wish was different

The summer is not a very busy time for auditing, so I worked on fewer projects with less variety than I would have liked.

Advice

I would suggest doing a winter internship if you can because there will be many more opportunities to learn. However, an intern should expect to work more than 40 hours during a winter internship.
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TRACK Intern

June - July 2021 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

The staff was very nice and interns had the ability to communicate with almost anyone they wanted in different career areas.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was more accounting/auditing projects that we worked on throughout our time.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to leverage your resources to increase your network and make the effort to learn from staff at the firm.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The people were amazing and very supportive of my work.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more in-person engagements and less time on the bench.

Advice

Make sure to communicate your needs in order to get cool projects.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I really enjoyed the learning and all the work that I did, but more than anything, I enjoyed the people that I worked with. It was so much fun to work with everyone on my team and get to know them better over the eight weeks. I did not realize how much information I could absorb in such a short amount of time, but Plante Moran and the people who work there were dedicated to helping me grow and learn throughout my time as an intern.

What I wish was different

I really do not have much that I wish was different. They did a great job keeping tabs on the pandemic and safely allowing us to come into the office.

Advice

If you are looking for a place to grow and develop while making friends with the people you work with, Plante Moran is the place for you. I cannot say enough good things about this firm and the people I got to work alongside.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2021 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with everyone, the people and staff are great and fun to work with. My favorite part of the internship was being able to work in person because I had more opportunities to network with and meet new people.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship would have been longer and started earlier in the Summer with the same end date.

Advice

If you are not super familiar with the field you are interning with, i.e. tax or audit, you may want to freshen up on parts of that practice in order to understand the language and key concepts. I do not think this would make or break an internship if you have no prior knowledge with the field but it definitely helps!
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Tax Accountant Intern

January - May 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

The people and the work I did was beyond my expectations! I loved it there

What I wish was different

Nothing, maybe better parking downtown!

Advice

Take as many internships as you can!
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Tax Intern

July - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure to talk to everyone you can
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TRACK Intern

July 2020 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

The adjustment and flexibility for the work environment

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Advisor Intern

July - August 2020 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Working in a virtual setting, I was able to experience the typical (virtual) workload of a financial advisor.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Real estate advisory intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everything was great, people, work, culture.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to do it in person.

Advice

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Track Assurance Intern

July 2020 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I liked learning about the different service line of the firm and the people are very nice and supportive.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in-person because I think I would have learned how to apply the knowledge in a practical way.

Advice

If you are interested in accounting, finance, or consulting I would recommend applying for the program because these are the main components of the firm.
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Assurance Intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Throughout this virtual internship experience, all Plante Moran staff I encountered were more than willing to help in any way necessary. It is difficult being an intern at a firm doing things you have never done before and to add being virtual on top of that changes a lot of things. However, Plante Moran did not skip a beat. From scheduling "coffee dates" with staff throughout the firm to having virtual social events with all other interns, this internship far exceeded my expectations! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the work I was assigned on engagements as well as the events put on by Human Resources. It was a great experience and I cannot recommend Plante Moran enough.

What I wish was different

While I could not have changed this myself due to the current world we are living in, I really wish I was able to have an internship experience in the office. Being able to get that opportunity would allow me to meet the other interns and create a bond that would hopefully carry on to when we start full-time. However, even though I was not able to meet many interns one-on-one, I was able to meet countless staff throughout the firm who contributed to my wonderful internship experience.

Advice

I would say to never fear asking questions. However, when asking questions, I suggest to complete the work assigned to you and then look through your compiled question list again to see if there is something you could have potentially forgot. After recognizing you cannot go any further, I would then ask your questions all at once. This allows you to problem solve on your own, but to also ask questions when necessary. It benefits everyone involved!
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Audit and Tax Intern

January - April 2020 • Toledo, OH

What I liked

This internship was a great learning experience. I was able to work on audit engagements as well as tax projects. Everyone in the office was very welcoming and more than happy to answer questions. Free meals and snacks during busy season are always a plus! The office coordinated a lot of fun activities during busy season such as bowling, chili cook-off, weekly trivia and other activities to maintain a balance between long work hours and fun activities.

What I wish was different

I really cannot think of anything that I wished would have been different. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic did interrupt the internship. However, Plante Moran did not end the internship, but we did work from home for the last month of the internship. While it was disappointing and different to work from home, Plante Moran handled the situation very well, and it was a great learning experience.

Advice

I would say don't be afraid to ask questions and don't be intimidated by long hours.
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Auditing Intern

January - April 2020 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

Working at Plante Moran was an amazing learning experience, and gave me great exposure to Public Accounting. The lessons i learned while i was here are some that i will use for the rest of my career. Great Culture, and camaraderie between staff.

What I wish was different

Nothing, amazing experience.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions! Everyone is so helpful and is eager to help.
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Tax Intern

January - April 2020 • Flint, MI

What I liked

I really enjoyed working on engagements with other members as a team. It's very beneficial to learn from and interact with other employees how to do certain projects. I also enjoyed doing tax returns whether it was for individuals or businesses. Lastly, I could ask anyone questions that I had and not one person turned me down , they would always try to help me to the best of their ability even if they weren't working on the engagement.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed everything about my experience here at Plante Moran. I would say nothing because I didn't have any complaints.

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible and always take notes.
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IT Help Desk Intern

May 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

Loved the atmosphere and kind people that work here at plante moran. The company treats its staff well

What I wish was different

During the internship maybe more of a focus on IT work rather than asset management

Advice

Work hard and show initiative by reaching out to other roles within the company.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I really liked how the work was meaningful. The work performed was the same as that of a new hire so what you did each day was actually helping clients. Also the rest of the staff were very helpful in teaching different skills or techniques that you might not learn from class. Plante Moran has a great team environment where everyone works together to help clients and better each other.

What I wish was different

I wish that the experience could have been a little longer, which the winter internships are I was just unable to make that experience work with my class schedule.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions even if they may seem dumb. You are not expected to know everything on your first day.
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Tax Intern

January - April 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I appreciated that I was given entry-level work and treated as a capable tax accountant.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had some auditing experience.

Advice

I would encourage people to ask questions and take notes.
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