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KPMG LLP

Consulting Analyst Intern

July - August 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

It was virtual, so I still had pretty good interaction with mentors and coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish it would’ve been in person, and that we couldn’t been put on an actual client project

Advice

Try to get as many contacts as possible during an internship. They will remember you if you get a return offer.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2020 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

I loved how KPMG prioritizes their employees. All employees go to Orlando once a year for training, and this includes all interns. KPMG's value of integrity drove towards working for them. They have a high moral conduct and value diversity like no other.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Try to get to know everyone you meet! Everyone who works at KPMG is incredibly intelligent and ambitious and want to help you excel your career. I got so much great advice from learning about others experience with the firm.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I had many experiences with working in the San Francisco office and the England office.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time in the San Francisco office to interact with my peers.

Advice

Take every opportunity you can. I applied for a abroad internship and spent a month in Manchester, UK.
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Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Every week I had a new mentor and it was the perfect way to meet people from the office since everything was virtual.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been in person, but circumstances were different this year.

Advice

Reach out to as many people during your internship and use KPMG’s resources.
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Tax Technology Intern - Data & Analytics

July - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved that we had many chances to connect with mentors in the office.

What I wish was different

The training materials were general for all interns, and I wish there would have been more materials on my specific intern role. The internship was adapted due to COVID-19.

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunities that they provide for you to network and soak up as much information as possible!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2020 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I loved the team environment and ability to track my growth during the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities to get connected with the ERGs throughout the experience.

Advice

One piece of advice is don't be afraid to ask for help because everyone want to see you learn and succeed.
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Intern

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

KPMG did a great job connecting us with mentors at every level of the firm within our practice, and provided us with training that provided us a solid foundation to get started.

What I wish was different

Because of COVID circumstances, the internship was shortened and made virtual, and we were not able to join the teams and participate in client-facing work. I think that KPMG did the best they could under these circumstances, but we certainly did not get the full internship experience you would see in a normal year.

Advice

I would recommend trying to meet as many people as possible, build relationships, and don't be afraid to ask questions!
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tech assurance intern

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

pay rate, mentorship

What I wish was different

in person rather than remote

Advice

you get out of it what you put in
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Audit Intern

June - July 2020 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked the positive environment at KPMG, learning all about what they do and what they had to offer for me in regards to opportunities to learn and to grow professionally.

What I wish was different

In person experience rather than virtual internship.

Advice

Have fun, be yourself and connect with as many people you can professionally!
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Consulting Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Strong support system, friendly people, great culture, plenty of client interaction

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! That’s how you get the most learning out of your internship experience.
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Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The culture and work-life balance.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more diverse work options, instead of repeating similar tasks over the weeks of my internships.

Advice

Definitely work to establish good relationships with your engagement team, since this team will be your primary point of contact during the internship.
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Embark Scholar

June - August 2021 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed everything about my internship.

What I wish was different

I wish that the experience could have been in person.

Advice

I would encourage other students of color to apply for this internship as well.
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IT Asset Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I was offered new experiences that broadened my knowledge and added to my experience. I was able to experience the culture and the type of people that work at the company. Everyone was kind and willing to help when needed. It was apparent that the company/its people do actually care about you and want to keep you within the company.

What I wish was different

The internship itself could have been a bit more structured. Some of the tasks specifically could have been more involved. I did not feel that I made as many significant contributions as I would've liked and felt I could have had more hands-on work. I would've also enjoyed sitting in on more calls and learning about all that goes on in the different teams that were part of my area.

Advice

Take in as much as you can. Ask as many questions as you can, the more the better (typically). Questions help clear things up and also show that you are interested and willing to learn. Take as many notes as you can, they will always be a great reference when you need clarification and can be helpful for others as well.
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Audit Intern

May - August 2021 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Everything about the internship was great. They really took the time to teach and support you about the accounting world. They take the time to assign you projects that you are capable of completing, but still challenge you.

What I wish was different

While it cannot be controlled, I wish my internship was in person. It was completely remote due to the pandemic. This resulted in me feeling disconnected at times.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to ask questions all the time. It is important in your internship experience to make sure you get the right information to learn and see if the company is a good fit for you.
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Risk Assurance Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I appreciated the flexibility and the eagerness to help of individuals within the firm. Even though the internship was remote, everyone at the firm made it a priority to reach out and see if I had any questions or anything.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was in person.

Advice

Network. That is the biggest part about receiving a return offer. Reach out to managers and higher-ups and genuinely ask about their experiences. It will make a difference in your career.
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State and Local Government Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the supportive and collaborative environment that pushed me to put my best work together. I was also able to be in a structured environment and my expectations were clearly defined for me.

What I wish was different

I wish the company was able to put on more in-person events and activities throughout the summer, which granted, may have been difficult during covid but was allowed by local ordinances.

Advice

I would say the most important thing to keep in mind is how important networking is. In order to get the next opportunity and continue your education it is important to reach out to as many professionals as possible to network and find the best opportunity for you
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Cybersecurity Advisory Associate

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

My engagement was slow and they didn't need much assistance so I wish my experience was a little more engaging

Advice

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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The team I worked with was super supportive and they were able to make a virtual internship engaging and educational.

What I wish was different

I wish this internship could have been in-person.

Advice

You get out of it what you put it! Do not be afraid to ask for help or ask for more responsibilities.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked the ability to get hands on experience and the mentors I got to work with.

What I wish was different

I would have liked the chance to get a bit more experience working with some of their software systems.

Advice

Make sure to connect with professionals you’re exposed too. Expanding your network is the best thing you can do during your internship.
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State and Local Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

i had three different managers/mentors during the internship that I could reach out to with certain questions.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in-person

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to find work to do.
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