The 3 primary qualities/experiences an interviewer looks for is to have strong skills in the following areas: Leadership - have experience being a leader in either a project, club, or group. Once you reach the role of a senior in audit (2-3 years depending on the Big 4 firm), you will be mentoring staff and leading the audit engagement. Teamwork - have experiences working in teams. This is essential for our job as you will always be working in teams on every engagement. Communication - ability to hold a conversation with someone and articulate your points clearly. This is important for internal (EY) and external communications (the client) on your engagement.
Former Health and Benefits Consulting - Analyst Intern at Willis Towers Watson
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It depends what role you're interviewing for -- previous answers have accounting and audit covered. For consulting, prepare case interview methods heavily. Try to start about 6 months before interviews and run 25-40 cases (depending on how quickly you're getting through them). This is best done with a variety of partners from professional groups at school, your friend group, and professionals you've met through networking. For behavioral answers, follow the STAR format and always have impact metrics, even if you have to estimate them yourself. Your research into "why Deloitte" also has to be strong -- pick a couple of partners you admire or whitepapers you found interesting. Most of all, have a cohesive and convincing story about why you want to do consulting, which includes the tough lifestyle.
Show your interests and knowledge toward big 4 accounting firms and auditing. You should prepare some knowledge of Deloitte in advance. Show your good communication skills. Be active when answering questions. If you can’t be very talkative, show your willingness to learn and improve. Relative experience in accounting or auditing. No matter it is a student club or other accounting firm, just show your previous experience and what you learnt from it Have a clear future career path. showing that you attach lots of importance in this internship