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KPMG LLP

Federal IT Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • McLean, VA

What I liked

I liked the KPMG culture, everyone is friendly and wants you to succeed. You can reach out to higher up people to get lunch to hear about their experiences which is not something you can do everywhere.

What I wish was different

Tasked on the right projects. Ability to switch positions from current position.

Advice

Any Big 4 internship will give you an insight into the work of many major companies and looks good on your resume.
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Tax intern

June - September 2019 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

Everyone was so helpful and took the time to teach you everything. They were very caring and wanted to help you excel during your time there.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Digital Nexus KPMG Intern

June - August 2019 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

I was able to connect with amazing, hard-working individuals. I gained tremendous exposure to the corporate setting and developing my interpersonal and technical skills as well.

What I wish was different

I really loved the entire experience and it was nothing but positive!

Advice

Be confident and be yourself. Everyone wants to help and is willing to give advice .
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business tax services intern

June - August 2019 • Hartford, CT

What I liked

I really liked the team that I worked with and the firm as a whole. Everyone is very driven but they also support the team to the fullest extent and care about everyone at the firm.

What I wish was different

Honestly I had a great experience, I don’t think I would’ve changed anything.

Advice

It’s hard for people to decide between Tax and Audit when they don’t have any experience. I would say if you want to do Tax then you have to prepare for working with the same people in the same environment everyday. Everything is very consistent and straightforward, although it can be difficult. If you want Audit, prepare yourself for traveling and working with different people all the time.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Know excel, basic accounting, and how to work well on a team - they will teach you everything else!
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Risk Advisory intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Met a lot of new people and got in depth industry work

What I wish was different

More opportunities to explore the different sections of the company

Advice

Connect with people
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Financial Risk Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Panama City, Panama City

What I liked

The working environment, I learned many different and useful things to be applied in the workplace.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I worked on 4 different engagement teams, and the internship was well-paid. I also had the opportunity to travel with one of my teams for three weeks.

What I wish was different

I wish I had interned in FS instead of Metro as I had requested. I did like Metro, but I had expected to be in financial services.

Advice

Be open and honest with your work.
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Financial Assurance Intern

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The internship was an incredible way for me to gain an understanding of KPMG and assurance work. I rotated through three audit clients, and each were very unique from one another in every way. This enabled me to understand a variety of team dynamics and different styles of audit work. The training was comprehensive and enabled me to have hit the ground running on day one. Further, the internship did a fantastic job of building a network and community between the ~100 interns (across a variety of practices). I developed close relationships both with interns and associates, which I hope to continue into the future.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been able to meet one-on-one more frequently with people on the teams which I worked on, to get to know them during my first week of engagements and make it less stressful, but I understand why that is not always possible.

Advice

Give it your all, even if you are certain that a career in assurance is not what you will be pursuing after the internship. The connections that you will make, the knowledge you will gain and the experience you will have is absolutely invaluable. Be engaged on all of your assignments, constantly ask questions and offer your help anywhere you can. Your superiors will notice and it will make a difference, and you will enjoy your job a lot more if you are engaged. Engage with your intern class and develop relationships with them - they will be your future colleagues, or valuable connections, and in my case they will also be your close friends months past the end of your internship.
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Deal Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • Auckland, Auckland Region

What I liked

I loved participating in KPMG's Global Internship Program, which allowed me to spend half of my internship in my home office in San Francisco, CA (Deal Advisory Intern) and half in Auckland, New Zealand (Corporate Finance Intern).

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been longer. It only lasted 8 weeks.

Advice

Be cautious about working at a large firm because there's a lot of bureaucracy. Although it has a great name and brand, you might not actually enjoy the work or the culture.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The people and perks

What I wish was different

The traffic

Advice

Learn as much as you can everyday.
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Embark Intern

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I loved the work culture, being in Portland, the flexibility between different practices in accounting, and the group environment of all the interns.

What I wish was different

I wish our start date worked more smoothly with finals week at UO because it overlaps and gets really stressful.

Advice

Meet the recruiters early! Really find out what each company is about and what it means to work there. This company is amazing but it’s important to find the right fit for you.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

I found that KPMG has a consistent culture across most auditing teams-- that culture is friendly and welcoming. Of the big four firms, I would advice students to seriously consider KPMG if they desire an encouraging working environment.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

Professional experience and work environment

What I wish was different

Advice

It is a great experience for people that want to pursue their career in public accounting.
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Risk Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Big firm and welcoming culture

What I wish was different

I wanted the internship to be longer

Advice

Training is excellent and I have taken away countless valuable skills that I can take anywhere I go.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The staff was great and the experience was diverse (clients, experience, etc).

What I wish was different

More prepared for software/other programs outside excel.

Advice

Seek out unique opportunities, even when you arrive at your internship/job.
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Auditing Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

real work experience and client interaction, not just busy work

What I wish was different

more work, the summer internship often had lulls of boredom

Advice

take notes on everything your supervisors say
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Audit Intern and Global Internship Participant

June - August 2019 • Christchurch, Canterbury Region

What I liked

The opportunity to travel and network with other students from across the nation.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do as much as you can during your internship--network, attend events, and ask questions!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Good pay, good teams

What I wish was different

Advice

Start looking early, you’ll find the most open spots in firms if you do
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great team, opportunity to customize internship to my own interests, a lot of client interaction. Went to Orlando for a week of training and was taken to Universal Studios with the whole internship class (2000+)

What I wish was different

Less bureaucracy, but this comes with many companies.

Advice

There are many different types of consulting, do your research into what type you want to do before applying!
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