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Accenture

Strategy Analyst

June - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The working environment, the people are very nice.

What I wish was different

I wish i got a easier project. But the challenge was good for my character.

Advice

Remember whatever you do, and you want to be great. You have to put the time in. Never block your own blessings. You will prevail
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Summer Consulting Analyst

June - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Great company culture, fun weekly events for the interns, great mentorship opportunities

What I wish was different

I didn't know what my project was until the first day of work, which was a little bit stressful

Advice

Everyone at Accenture is so welcoming and willing to help- make the most out of your time there and take advantage of all of the people you have access to!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the structure of the program. We were placed on the client site Monday-Thursday and then went into the downtown Accenture office Friday where we had intern events and networking events.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Get to know everyone you work with very well. Go in with an open mind and try to learn as much as you can about your project, role, team, etc.
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Global Controllership/Client Financial Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the people, the environment, and the culture. Recommend!

What I wish was different

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Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I enjoyed the flexibility and extensive leadership training that Accenture offers. They have a dynamic program for incoming consulting analysts to experience a broad range of industries and projects.

What I wish was different

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Summer Consulting Analyst

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Their "buddy" program helped make the big company feel smaller. I had a "project" buddy who made me feel welcomed at the client site and an "Accenture" buddy who helped me process and work through the rest of my internship and future career. I reached out to and spoke to dozens of employees, seeking to hear their experiences and advice. Everyone was eager to help. I appreciate the access to the resources of a large company. During slow days, I could learn pretty much anything I was interested in through their extensive training videos. If I wanted to pursue a different area than what I was doing during my internship, I was able to find a place within Accenture where I would enjoy and thrive. There were several opportunities for social events with the other interns. Accenture paid for most of them and even flew us out to Chicago for a Student Leadership Conference! The pay was very competitive and the highest I've seen in any internship.

What I wish was different

This may be a result of my sheltered upbringing and Christian/Baylor bubble, but I was not prepared for the prominent "Happy Hour" culture. I wish there were more opportunities to bond with the other interns or employees than over alcohol. The internship interviews in the Spring which means that you have to wait longer than most companies to interview and secure an internship.

Advice

The biggest piece of advice I can give is to take initiative. If you speak up and reach out to various employees to ask them questions about their experiences, about your experience, about the company, about the industry, or anything else, most people are more than willing to set up a call and give you their undivided attention!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

This summer I am worked with a world-renown consulting firm, Accenture. My experience here has taught me a great amount about how to navigate the cooperate world and generate connections.

What I wish was different

In my experience with Accenture this summer I would have enjoyed to have a supervisor that also fulfilled a mentorship role with me. I would have liked to receive more feedback and constructive criticism.

Advice

I suggest any student interested in interning with Accenture, or any consulting firm, to approach the opportunity with an open mind and absorb as much as you can from the people you meet. Creating connections is key to expanding your opportunities and attaining information about the corporate world from people who have expertise.
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Strategy Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the kind of work I was doing and I enjoyed getting exposure into the field of consulting.

What I wish was different

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Technology Consulting Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Jakarta, Indonesia

What I liked

I like how Accenture handles its clients, always try to do our best as a consultant to make sure all works are delivered. The co-workers in my project's team were amazing and helpful, trying to teach me how does a consultant work and tackle every problem.

What I wish was different

I wish my project could be more about management consulting rather than technology consulting since my major is business and I do not really have many technical skills in IT.

Advice

Always give your best and be ready to learn each new valuable skills every single day. Eventhough we will not know about something, that could be too technical, just ask and try first.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Accenture had a well structured internship program with many opportunities to network with full time employees and activities set in place to learn more about the company environment. Moreover

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

ask questions and make sure to keep in contact with other interns and employers after the internship is over.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved working for Accenture this past summer. They have an amazing internship program that fostered an inclusive environment and treated me like another full-time employee. Accenture doesn't believe in using the term "intern" and instead, they are called "analysts". Nobody on my client team would know I was the intern if I did not say so. This really set the tone for the summer and I felt valued for the work I was doing. I felt as though I could make a real contribution to the company.

What I wish was different

I wish during my internship, I could have received the opportunity to have more feedback. While the internship was well organized, it lacked a formal process for providing feedback from my supervisor. Feedback is a great learning process and I would like to receive and apply that feedback to future positions.

Advice

I would tell people to network and connect with as many people as possible. I learned everyone at Accenture was very willing to sit down and answer any questions I had, however, I didn’t realize this until the end of my internship. If I could redo anything, I would have reached out to more people within the company sooner and scheduled quick coffee meetings with them. You can learn so much from the people who have been in the company for years. They are more often than not willing to help you out and they are great resources for the future.
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Management Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone as best as you can. Explore new fields, industries, and people as much as possible throughout your summer. Accenture has a lot to offer and it takes time to learn about it all.
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Technology Analyst

January 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I’ve had so much exposure to the corporate world by entering the consulting firm. There are so many opportunities, and you get to pave the way to ensure your career is going in the direction you want. It’s been an amazing experience so far.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don’t be afraid to be open to roles you maybe offered, because every role is a great learning experience.
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Software Developer

March 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Enjoy working at a big company with many different opportunities

What I wish was different

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Strategy Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Working in Accenture Strategy provided me with a fabulous opportunity to engage in the long-term strategic planning of a big box electronics retailer. Furthermore, since I was working on a traveling project, I was able to experience much of what working in consulting full-time would be like. This, coupled with the training and networking that the firm provided made my summer very exciting and educational.

What I wish was different

Pre-internship training was a bit lacking. While there is a week of onboarding prior to heading out to the client site, some greater effort to enhance the baseline skills of interns, many of whom aren't coming from a business or technical background, would increase the quality of the experience they can get from the internship and enhance the contributions that they can provide to their teams.

Advice

Accenture is a massive company and there isn't really a set framework or path to follow. This can be a bit daunting, but it also provides a huge opportunity to network within the firm and pursue the opportunities that you want to. While you're here, my biggest advice is to NETWORK!
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Consulting Senior Analyst

February 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

It's a great place for diversified learning, especially as a first job out of college. I appreciate the breadth of skills that I have the opportunity to absorb, and all the avenues of growth that consulting at Accenture has to offer.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It's important to do your research on the firm and its practices prior to interviews and conversing with the recruiters - it's okay not to know everything, but it's never impressive to know nothing. Ask questions at events to get to know more and fill in the gaps on what you don't understand, but showing up without having done any research on your own doesn't fare well with any potential employer.
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Summer Consulting Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The support they provided through "buddies" which were current employees there to guide your experience and provide advice.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer Consulting Analyst

May - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The opportunities for growth within the company. The friendly company culture and how people are continuously trying to help you!

What I wish was different

The number of networking events. I wish there would have been more of that and training for us to take advantage of.

Advice

Make sure you know excel and network during your internship. Don't be scared to ask questions.
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Consulting Summer ANalyst

June - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The learning environment

What I wish was different

More options to substitute internship for courses.

Advice

You will learn all necessary technical skills on the job so no need to hesitate to apply die to lack of technical training.
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Computer Science Intern

June - August 2018 • Johor

What I liked

It gave me experiences about what life in a company looks like. There are certainly tough times when you need to work extremely late in order to finish the work. However, I do enjoy my time there because it is fun and I get to learn new computer language programs like SoupUI, Jmeter, and Visual Studio. Internship is fun and always will if you interact with your fellow colleagues because they will help you in your work and also get to know them better.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had taken internships earlier because it is fun learning new things and also get to know more people. Due to the Accenture internship, I felt like I am matured enough to be confident in making decisions and also be open to people.

Advice

Always be open and communicate with your colleagues and supervisors. If you are an introvert or you are too shy to talk to your colleagues, you will not have the same experience as I have. If the first week you are shy, it is fine but the second week, you must communicate with your colleagues. Internships can only be learned if you first open yourself up to your team members and build relationships with them. Second most important advice is to always ask for work. This means that you are not lazying around in your workplace and that you are determined in working to seek more working experiences. This attitude is useful in internships as supervisors know you are trying your very best in providing something to the company.
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