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Ernst & Young LLP Canada

Consulting intern

March - July 2021 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

it was a great experience to improve my abilities in the future workplace. The group I work on is the Ernst & Young Material Group, The client company needs to improve the company’s information system and the unified subsidiary companies. During the 4 months I worked, my team needed to analyze the current situation of the client’s company and formulate improvement plans and solutions. I liked how we worked as a group, every time my group have a meeting with a client company to conduct research, I make a summary of the meeting to record the problems and solutions summarized in each meeting. After the team has analyzed and discussed the plan, I am mainly responsible for drawing a flowchart to introduce the solution to the customer. After confirming the solution with the client, I participated in writing the blueprint report for the client's reference.

What I wish was different

After four months of designing and improving the solution, we finally determined the final solution with the customer and started to implement the new system development. During this precious internship, I also gained a lot of personal skills. For example, my ability to organize data has been greatly improved. When dealing with a lot of huge data, I can analyze and organize it more conveniently. In addition, drawing flowcharts and writing project blueprints are tasks that I have never touched before, so this also exercises my ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced work.

Advice

I would say fast-learning is very important for most of work, it's the best chance to involve in a fast-paced work environment.
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Auditing Intern

June - August 2021 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

It was an amazing experience. Loved networking with professionals and being responsible for running part of the projects the engagement teams I was part of was working on. I got tools and courses to improve muse while doing the internship as well which was really great.

What I wish was different

Probably more in person activities outside of work with other employees of the firm.

Advice

Asking questions would open doors to other opportunities and experiences.
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Internship

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Communicating with interns from around the country Direct work experience within Audit

What I wish was different

More time with professionals Not virtual :(

Advice

There's so much information to absorb about the company and professionals, write it all down! Get a journal and write it all down, extremely valuable to build network and experience.
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FSO Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I was able to learn a lot on how to apply what I was learning in my accounting classes. We also got to participate in several networking events like a leadership conference in Orlando, a barbeque with the partners in our office, and billiards with the whole FSO team. My favorite part was how welcoming everyone was. The FSO staff members and interns all played volleyball each Wednesday, and this was such a fun way to get to know my co-workers outside of the office.

What I wish was different

I wish the time frame had been different because we ended after the first week of August. I feel that a week or two more could have helped because I was finally getting the flow of how to use their system, and gaining confidence on starting and completing task on my own.

Advice

My advice would be to apply for every position. This job was a long shot for me, but I submitted my resume and prepared very well for my interviews and it paid off. I would also say treat your internship like its your real job, because with that kind of work ethic can lead to gaining a full time offer at the end.
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Audit intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed having real life experience in my field as well as networking with professionals and other students around California who are interested in the same career path

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change anything! We got hands on experience as well as being able to see EY culture.

Advice

Work hard, although I did not go to a Target school I never gave up on my dream of working at a big 4. Never give up you have just as much to share with the world as anyone else!
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EY National Launch Intern

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The opportunities to be exposed to a wide variety of accounting related careers.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve known about this internship earlier in my collegiate career.

Advice

Be open to change and be able to adapt to personalities.
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Corporate Accounting Intern

July - August 2019 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Great environment.

What I wish was different

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GPS Risk Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I truly loved the environment and the people at EY

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to do more cyber security work but the team was small and required a top secret clearance.

Advice

I felt that my willingness to learn played a big factor in my experience, because although I may have not been able to do exactly what I wanted, I put all my effort into whatever my team asked of me.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The people at EY were super welcoming to my group of interns and the mentor program helped to make connections within the company

What I wish was different

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