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KPMG LLP

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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IT Audit and Assurance Interm

June - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

I gained a lot of practical skills that made it easier to see how the academic content I learned was relevant.

What I wish was different

I had no complaints about the internship itself. I wish I had applied for an internship in prior summers.

Advice

Getting and internship might seem nerve-racking and uncomfortable, but getting out of your comfort zone is the only path towards growth. Putting it off will only put you at a disadvantage. It is never too early to attempt to get an internship, and even applying for one after Freshman year is a good idea.
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Auditing Intern

June - August 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The managers and other works were extremely nice and willing to teach me. I was able to gain valuable leadership skills, while also gaining insights into auditing techniques.

What I wish was different

Honestly, I can't really fault it!

Advice

Be willing to learn, because you don't know everything!
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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 associate

August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

The commute

Advice

Start meeting people as soon as possible
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Audit Intern

January - March 2019 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

I loved my experience as an intern. The opportunity to have an internship during the winter audit busy season while also staying on track with class credits was awesome.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a bit longer or started earlier so that I could experience an audit start to finish.

Advice

Make connections and relationships with the people you work with. Networking is far more valuable than one can imagine.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

KPMG’s Audit Internship provided me with a great amount of hands-on experience as I was assigned to multiple clients the entire summer. I was able to work in audit engagements and rotate in various industries. One of the best experience as an intern is being able to participate in KPMG’s National Intern Training. You learn so much about your service line and how everything is being applied to the daily work day.

What I wish was different

As an intern, you are always worried about your performance since this is the potential company that you want to work for. With that, I wish I had taken more time to network more than I did.

Advice

For everyone applying or entering an internship, I would strongly encourage you all to be open on what you want and what your goals are. Firms, professionals and recruiters are seeking you out as much as you are trying to fit in their companies. If things aren’t going well, you have to speak up and let them know. I think a lot of students forget that.
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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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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Honestly, it was a great place to work. They made you learn from day one.

What I wish was different

Nothing, really liked it.

Advice

Take notes, be honest if you need help.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2021 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Flexible virtual environment.

What I wish was different

In person for more hands-on learning and experience and meeting the other people.

Advice

Ask questions! Don’t be afraid to reach out to others and learn!
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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 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked the working environment of the company. I liked my colleagues and what I was doing. I loved the things that I was able to experience during my internship.

What I wish was different

The only thing I would say would be my schedule.

Advice

I would definitely recommend embark internship to sophomore. who are still experience a career field and try to see I they would love it or not.
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Tax/Marketing Embark Intern

June - August 2018 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

I liked working with different teams and leaving more about the other departments in KPMG. I participated in the Embark program which means, I worked more on the administrative side, which also allowed me to have more time to make connections and speak with other teams to see what they were working on.

What I wish was different

I wish a stayed a little longer on the Tax side, but since I will come back for another internship, I will be with the Tax department the whole time next summer.

Advice

Make as many connections as you can and always ask your co-workers if they need help throughout the day.
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Auditing

August 2018 • Dubai, Dubai

What I liked

Hands on experience. Sent to a client and working under a KPMG auditing associate. The diversity of tasks you are required to complete, helping you touch on many aspects of auditing. Hands on application of theoretical knowledge learnt in/out of College.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask if there is anything more you can do when you are done with the delegated tasks. I found being proactive about it is the way to go.
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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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Embark Intern

June - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

My internship experience with KPMG this summer has opened up so many doors for me. Not only have I grown professionally with the various and diverse events I have attended, I was also able to broaden my network within the firm. KPMG's Embark Internship gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and have a better understanding of their audit engagements within clients. I also had the opportunity to work with their NPRC team, BTS team and shadow in Deal Advisory. I am personally grateful for the way that the people in KPMG treated me with great professionalism which helped me transition from being a college student to a young professional starting her career.

What I wish was different

Advice

A piece of advice to future interns, SPEAK UP, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. If there is an opportunity that you would like to explore, or you want to be placed somewhere, you have to speak up. No one else will know until you tell them what you want.
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Accountant Intern

June - August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I loved the people and the experience I gained at this internship. I’m very excited to go back and work with the teams!

What I wish was different

Honestly don’t have any complaints.

Advice

Work hard and ask questions. They don’t expect you to really know anything so as long as you ask questions appropriately you will do great.
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Embark intern- Tax

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The different experiences and facets of the firm I got to see through the rotational program I was a part of.

What I wish was different

I wish it had lasted longer.

Advice

Going in as a first time intern, I’d focus on growing my network within the firm and being as much a student of the firm as possible.
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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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