Yes! PwC has a great mentorship program starting right at the beginning of your internship. You are paired with a buddy and a partner/director mentor. My buddy was in her first year at the firm (post internship) and sat at the desk next to mine. She was a great go-to source for all of my questions. We also had lunches with our buddies and get to know them better. Buddies offer a fresh perspective because they have just recently gone through the same process as you, the intern. I was also paired with a manger during my internship. Though I talked to him less frequently, we had very beneficial informational interviews together. Talking to a manager helped me see where I could be long-term at PwC. The partner that was a part of my mentorship really took time to get to know me through in office conversations and lunches. He always took time to check in with me.
These individuals reached out to me before my program started and let me know that they were there for me throughout my time at the firm. Having this support is ultimately what led me to being successful. I had resources for all of my questions and people that who took time to know me as a professional and a person. Talking with them about their experiences helped me set goals for my future as well.
Additionally, I had to complete two “Snapshots” during my internship. These are online reviews after you have done a certain amount of work for somebody. It allows you to see your development and areas where you can improve.
There is a mentorship program. You are given two mentors, one manager and one closer to your age. They both provide guidance as you become up to speed in the work the group does and can point you in the correct direction to have a successful internship experience.
Former Risk Assurance Practice, Financial Services Process Assurance Intern at Pwc
almost 2 years ago
Yes, PricewaterhouseCoopers offers a mentorship program. You get an associate buddy, another associate (mostly senior) to help with your reviews and progress, and a partner of the firm to meet with. You also have your team to rely on. Having all of these people is a great way to learn, gain different perspectives, find out more about the firm, and better yourself.
At PwC, you will be paired with both an associate as well as a director/partner who is meant to guide you through your time there. You have frequent meetings to touch base with both -- more often the associate as they have more free time. However, you are not limited to this. Every project you are on will have a director attached to this and you will be in frequent contact with this person and be able to learn from them. PwC has an 'open door' policy that make upper level management very accessible. Success at the firm is of course determined primarily through your own hard work and dedication. That said, having experienced staff members to vouch for you when promotion periods come up is certainly very advantageous.
I was assigned an associate who acted as a guide for me and was available for any questions I had about the job or city in general. My guide also introduced me to several of the others in the office from associates to partners. We had periodic meetings to discuss my progress and also attended intern/mentor lunch events.
Former Tech Advisory Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers
almost 2 years ago
Yes it offers a very strong mentorship program. I actually had 3 assigned "mentors," but I had so many others develop organically during my time. When you start as an intern you will be assigned a "buddy"- usually an associated who also went through the internship program successfully. This is the person you can ask any and every question no matter how dumb you may think it is. I can't count the number of times my buddy helped me out. Then you have a "coach"- this is usually someone at management level who is responsible for making sure you can do your best work by enabling you in any way possible. You usually have a few scheduled formal meetings with your coach and more informal meetings where you just check-in to tell them how everything is going. Finally you have your relationship partner- this is someone at partner level, usually someone who is leading the practice you are in. Same as the coach, you have formal and informal meetings with your partner. Any conversations you have about returning to the firm as a full-time employee after your internship will primarily be had with your relationship partner.
Yes there is a mentorship program in place. Once you start at PwC as an Assurance Associate, you have an Experienced Associate buddy, a Manager Coach, and a Relationship Partner. All of these individuals will mentor you and give you guidance. They are champions for your success. If you want to work on different engagements or with different individuals or learn more they will work to help you in whichever way you need.