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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Start Intern @ PWC

June - July 2021 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

The people, the culture of the company, the amazing global outreach, the day-to-day activities, and the great connections made with many.

What I wish was different

In-person rather than online but they adapted well under the health crisis circumstances.

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible!
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Financial Due Diligence Intern

June - August 2021 • Stamford, CT

What I liked

I learned a lot about the structure of deals in Mergers and Acquisitions, particularly in Private Equity since that was the group I was in. People were very accessible and reached out to check on me throughout the internship and answer any questions I had. It was a very positive and encouraging atmosphere to work in.

What I wish was different

The work itself did not require a large amount of brainpower, so the hour-by-hour work was a bit menial. Therefore, most of my learning came from listening in on meetings and asking questions when there were opportunities to do so. I think the virtual environment definitely contributed to this, and working in person would be a more fruitful experience.

Advice

This experience gave me a greater exposure to the financial industry in general, and I would suggest it for anyone who is interested in finance and/or the buy/sell side. I would advise you not expect a huge amount of work, so in order to take full advantage of your time there, be prepared to ask a lot of questions and use the learning resources the firm provides.
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Audit Intern

June - July 2021 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

I love the friendly environment

What I wish was different

nothing at all, I loved everything about the internship

Advice

Ask a lot of questions
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Advisory Intern

June - August 2021 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The people I worked with were amazing!! Really supportive network from all levels of the hierarchy

What I wish was different

The internship was fully virtual, which I know was unavoidable due to the pandemic, but it would have been nice to see some people in person at least a few times

Advice

I would encourage everyone to connect with as many people as possible, especially people from different groups in the company, to fully understand the wide array of experiences available to you.
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Tech data

June - July 2021 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Work-life balance

What I wish was different

In-person rather than online

Advice

Networking events are the great opportunities to know future colleagues
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Start Intern

June - July 2021 • Hartford, CT

What I liked

I loved working with my team and meeting others.

What I wish was different

In person not virtual

Advice

Get to know everyone’s story and path. It may help you create your own
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Advisory Intern

June - August 2021 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

- learning more about the risk and regulatory industry - networking with various professionals - providing assistance through slide decks and data trackers

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to attend and work in-person rather than remote, however, very fortunate to have still been part of this program during the pandemic.

Advice

Keep asking questions and help your team wherever and whenever you can!
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Transfer Pricing Intern

June - July 2021 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed the community that PwC has to offer. You meet people with very similar goals and even similar hobbies. I was given actual work that will be used with clients and was able to showcase my abilities to my bosses with presentations.

What I wish was different

I worked at PwC when we were all remote. I would have to say I wish there were more in-person meetings or client meetups.

Advice

Be open to finding out that you won't know everything when you start working there. Everyone knows that as well. There's is a learning curve, but you are helped throughout the way and you will learn a lot during the whole experience, not just about your position, but about other parts/jobs in the company.
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Start Intern

June - July 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The collaborative nature of the internship and PwC's culture

What I wish was different

I wish it had been a little longer

Advice

Try to do some research on how to use excel before you come to the internship
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • Dubai, Dubai

What I liked

I had the chance to work on different projects in a short time frame so I experienced different business units.

What I wish was different

The orientation time was too long.

Advice

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Advisory START Intern

June - July 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Meet and network with as many people as you can. If you have a question about any of their divisions, ask. People are PwC's greatest resource.
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Audit and Assurance Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great to see accounting in action - that it is more of an art than a science.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately, my internship was remote. Ideally I would've been in person.

Advice

Talk to as many people at the company as you can! They are all so bright and willing to help.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Career upskilling opportunities

What I wish was different

Better fit team

Advice

Build your network
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Audit Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Hands on experience and good training program

What I wish was different

It had been in person

Advice

Try to make the most of it because it is a great learning opportunity
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Start Intern

June - July 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everyone was very welcoming and open to questions. This internship was mostly focused on training and getting to know the company (such as the people and the softwares they use). Besides, I really enjoyed that the company slowly started introducing us to the company thus, it was not an overwhelming experience.

What I wish was different

I would've wanted it to be in person, but because of covid it had to be remote. Other than that it was a really good and informative experience.

Advice

Ask all the questions to different people and network within the company with people in different areas (even if it's not for your area of interest).
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Tax Intern

June - July 2021 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I like that I was able to connect with other interns and learn about their journey with PwC and the ability to have an active role in projects/ with clients.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more exploration into the various tasks with the specified industry/engagement. Although, it was due to the engagement timeline and what had to be completed in that time frame.

Advice

Ask plenty of questions! It helps show your interest in the internship, gives a starting point to where there needs to be an improvement, and gives clarification between you and other co-workers you communicate with.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to see what it would be like to be an associate and do real work.

What I wish was different

I wish there was less downtime between projects.

Advice

To make as many meetings as you can with people at all levels of the firm. Partners are surprisingly kind and willing to chat.
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Technology Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved how hands on it was and I was actually able to do real client work. My manager was super helpful and was always pushing me to be better.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person

Advice

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START Intern

June - August 2021 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The work environment and the people are amazing! Everyone was so welcoming, resourceful, and ready to answer any question.

What I wish was different

It was remote so we were not able to go into the office. However there were events/ activities to help socialize and network.

Advice

Be ready to take every opportunity that comes and be ready to listen to what others have to say.
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Assurance Intern

June - August 2021 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved the team dynamic at PwC which was so inclusive and welcoming.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would advise my peers to put themselves out there and step out of their comfort zone to network with other professionals. Don't be afraid to ask questions, you'd be surprised how caring, professional, and willing to help other people are!
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