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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - September 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Exposure to real consulting practices & ownership of work

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Your experience will largely depend on the project you are on!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

My intern class, my team , my team buddy, intern outings/events, my work/project

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved everything about my experience!

Advice

Get close with your team buddy, as they will be the one that will be providing you feedback on your performance, which can lead to them also determining whether or not you get a return offer.
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Technology Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Accenture has a great summer internship program! You get the chance to be an integral part of a team producing client deliverables. In this setting you work with other analysts, managers, and occasionally interface with company leadership as well as you support the team and the client. Additionally, there are tons of opportunities to meet other interns and build your Accenture network. The quality / interest of the work depends on the project (which is life in consulting), but generally most interns like their experience.

What I wish was different

You have no say in the project you are placed on. This is totally understandable (staffing interns is very difficult since its a huge supply of relatively low skill employees all at one time), but at the same time, I would have selected a different project if I had the chance. That being said, everything is a learning opportunity.

Advice

Take a positive mindset into your project. Focus on maintaining this. Naturally, entry-level work is not always the most interesting, but if you see your working fit into the bigger picture, and focus on learning and developing, you'll find satisfaction.
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Strategy Analyst Intern

June - July 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the community that Accenture had. Everyone there was so friendly and welcoming that I immediately felt comfortable in the new environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Digital Consulting

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

During my time at Accenture, my team gave me a tremendous amount of responsibility. They really trust you and depend on you as if you were a full time analyst. This not only reflects in the deliverables they give you, but also in the face time you get with senior clients. As a summer analyst, I was given the opportunity to take ownership over a main deliverable, working with VPs and senior level leaders to develop a product they felt proud of. This kind of responsibility and face time is something that many of my friends at other firms were not given and for that I am so grateful not to mention stronger because of it.

What I wish was different

While my hours were not atypical to the industry, I wish I had known that as a summer analyst, your hours can be quite long. Although, I suppose it is a good thing that Accenture treats their summer analysts as they would full time analysts. At least you know you are getting a realistic depiction of what the job really looks and feels like. I also wish that there had been more programming throughout the summer with fellow summer analysts. Since everyone is dispersed throughout the metropolitan area at various client sites, if you don't go into Accenture offices on Friday then you don't really get the opportunity to meet and bond with your fellow summer analysts. I highly, highly recommend you go into Accenture's office on Friday for this very reason. Otherwise, you only see summer analysts during the two or so scheduled activities throughout the summer.

Advice

During your time at Accenture you must advocate for yourself and ensure you are getting the kinds of opportunities and experiences that will allow you to grow. If you are not getting the kinds of experiences you want or the kinds you feel you need, speak up. Everyone at Accenture is so open and receptive that if you put in the effort to propose a thoughtful plan to do something, most likely you will be given the okay to go ahead and see it through. With that said, you should always search for ways to add value to both your team and client. The onus is on you to do so and most likely no one will lay out a direct path for you. My advice: find pleasure in the small things, like creating a weekly newsletter for your team or organizing a team dinner. These small acts do not go unrecognized and will go a long way in demonstrating your dedication and commitment to the team. Lastly, do not be afraid to bring in new knowledge. If you have something to share, share it. If you have a new, more efficient way of doing something, propose its implementation. Speaking up and adding value are some of the best ways that you can be recognized and helps you stand out as an intern.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

February 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Everyday is new and different. There's excitement around every corner. Well... sometimes but even when it's not the people are awesome so it's still fun.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

The first two weeks of any job you should do very little talking and a lot of listening.
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IT Consultant

September 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

As a consultant, there is a wide variety of jobs and projects I can do. If I do not like a specific job, I can search for something new as soon as the project is over. With Accenture's vast network, there are available projects in almost every industry and expertise.

What I wish was different

I wish I had found my current job sooner. It took me a year to have a full time office job.

Advice

Be open to trying something new. There are many occupations that do not have a "shoe-in" college major; instead of looking for a specific major or study, they look for an active mind and a problem-solving attitude. Also, if it is taking time to find your permanent job, try to stay mentally active, either with studies or volunteering to show you are still improving yourself.
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IT Consultant

September 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

As a consultant, there are a variety of projects you can work on. And if you do not like a specific job, you can look for a new project as soon as the current one is done. Or if the project is long term, you can work with HR to find a roll-off date and a replacement. My company is also very invested in their employees personal growth, both in and out of work. There many volunteer opportunities and classes you can partake in.

What I wish was different

I wish I had found this job sooner. It took me an entire year to find a full time office job.

Advice

Be open to try new things. Not all occupations have a "shoe-in" college major. Accenture will hire consultants with all backgrounds due to their presence in nearly every industry and expertise.They primarily look for active minds and problem-solving attitudes. Also, if it is taking you awhile to find your permanent job, try to stay mentally active by volunteering or continuing your studies (not necessarily by going back to school). This will show interviewers that you are active, self-motivated, and are willing to improve yourself.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

The experience I gained was valuable and the connections I made in the professional world were amazing

What I wish was different

I wish I was aligned to a client/project that I was interested in or at least something I studied in school so I can have a more well rounded experience

Advice

Be prepared to excel in EVERYTHING you do
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Technology Analyst

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The programming for all summer analysts was great. Very organized, thoughtful, and well-done given the virtual environment. The technology summer Hackathon was also a great project to work on throughout the summer.

What I wish was different

The project I was assigned to did not fit my interests very well, and my manager had never managed anyone before. I wish I had been more interested in my day-to-day work, but I did really enjoy the Hackathon work.

Advice

It's a really big company, and there's a lot of opportunity for internal networking, even if you don't love your first project.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

June - August 2020 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Very hands on even when internship went virtual.

What I wish was different

Advice

At Accenture you must always work hard and keep up with the newest technologies.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

June - August 2020 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed my coworkers and the training I received.

What I wish was different

My internship was online, so I didn't get to meet my coworkers or clients in person. I still enjoyed my internship a lot and grew to like working remotely.

Advice

Go out of your way to be helpful. I said yes to an experience outside of my job description and it ended up becoming my primary project. I believe that was a part of me getting a return offer since I proved to be useful.
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Consulting Development Intern

June - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

My two favorite things about working for Accenture this summer were the people I met and worked with, and the skills and experience I gained consulting for a large technology client! My team was fantastic and involved many people from across the country and even internationally as well.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately, as with many internships this summer, my experience was fully virtual, which was definitely a bummer but I still had a great time and am very glad I was still able to have the internship experience.

Advice

Try to meet as many other interns as possible! Many of the other interns I trained with were local and we were able to meet up during the summer and learn from each other's experience working with different clients.
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Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed the challenging workload and the opportunity to learn something new every day. There were plenty of resources around to seek help and ask questions. I also enjoyed working with the data and analytics team, sharpening up my technical skill set.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take a data & analytics class before the internship to develop a technical skill set.
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Summer Technology Analyst

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Accenture had an awesome internship in a virtual setting!

What I wish was different

More client facing work

Advice

Meet as many people during the internship as you can!
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

There is a lot of opportunity to get a diverse array of experiences!

What I wish was different

I wish we had slightly more say over our projects.

Advice

It’s a good learning opportunity no matter what you do!
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TDP Summer Analyst

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

My TDP Summer Analyst Experience was truly a wonderful opportunity I received. I worked with professionals and contributed to an important project. Accenture's environment is a positive place for growth, interaction, and respect for all.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed all the experiences a lot and would not have wished for anything different!

Advice

When entering this workplace, be willing to learn a lot and give your best to the team! It is a great opportunity for one's career to be part of Accenture and to take full advantage of the opportunities.
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