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KPMG LLP

Audit Intern

January - March 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was an amazing company with tons of resources.

What I wish was different

The culture of the company is very intense, and the busy season hours do not allow much flexibility. There is a serious lack of work/life balance.

Advice

Always ask for feedback on every task/project you are assigned to and be transparent when you don't understand or need help with something.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2016 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It is an amazing learning experience. You are expected to know the basic foundations of accounting (what you are taught in class at DePaul), but not how to actually perform an audit. This is beneficial because as long as you have the academic knowledge, all of the seniors and associates will guide you through what you need to know. As such, it is an incredible learning experience and it is up to you to determine how much you can absorb.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything.

Advice

Network as much as possible. You can be the best at doing your job, but if you don't go to any happy hours, success dinners, outings etc, nobody will know your name or who you are. This becomes a problem down the line when engagement teams are selecting new hires or even when you are up for a promotion. It never hurts to build your network.
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Intern - GSC Audit

June - August 2017 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

Lots of hands on experience. Lots of responsibilities given to interns. Chance to work with many different nationalities (great learning experience and got to learn some really cool things). Overall very fun and enjoyable experience.

What I wish was different

Slightly more structure to the program than.

Advice

Work hard, don't be afraid to ask your boss for more work or if you can go help somebody else.
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IT Advisory Intern

June - August 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Get a good grasp of what the job is; rotate through different clients to see how it changes. Awesome company culture.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get ready to learn and be social!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2017 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Awesome people to work with! The internship focuses on your learning, and provides a good mix of actual work with fun events so you can get a true taste of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had started later because it started during finals week.

Advice

Go to every event offered to improve your network and experience.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The learning environment. Meeting and working with amazing people.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was longer. I only interned for 8 weeks.

Advice

Treat everyday as if it was your last.
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Audit intern

June - July 2017 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Awesome team members and exciting work opportunities created a great internship opportunity for me. I loved working in a team atmosphere that was focused on being efficient and detailed.

What I wish was different

I wished the client locations that I was assigned to were a little closer to my living place.

Advice

Work hard, be detailed, and, most importantly, have fun and enjoy the experience with your other interns and coworkers!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2017 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I was able to get a good comprehensive learning experience surrounding the world of public auditing. I had a lot of hands on experience and got a good feel of what to expect even I enter the work force

What I wish was different

The 8 weeks were jam packed with information, sometimes I felt a little overwhelmed

Advice

Have a positive attitude and be prepared to stay late. I was told to leave at 5pm the first 4 weeks but the last 4 weeks I worked 10-12 hour days. Everyone’s experience was different so keep an open mind and be willing to ask a lot of questions
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Summer leadership program and Audit Intern

June 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

All the people were really nice and helpful and explained everything about the job and help you with everything you need to do.

What I wish was different

That the leadership conference was longer but am excited for the internship this upcoming summer

Advice

Just be yourself and definitely ask questions/ask for help because everyone really wants to help you succeed and have a great experience
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GMS Tax Summer Intern

June - August 2017 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

My GMS team, the type of work we provide to our clients, the flexibility of hours, the location (downtown Detroit)

What I wish was different

A longer internship!

Advice

Be open to criticism and don't be afraid to make mistakes and have fun! Learn! Explore! Grow :)
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Corporate Management Intern

June - August 2017 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

How genuine and relaxed the work environment was.

What I wish was different

More diversity within the office

Advice

Don’t be afaid to introduce yourself to anyone no matter the job title.
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BPG Finance and Accounting - Advisory Intern

June - August 2017 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The company culture was very laid back. I became real friends with my intern class and really enjoyed the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more opportunities to work directly with the other interns versus just seeing them at lunch and networking events.

Advice

Utilize the KPMG network and reach out to people throughout the company, they are very open to talk to you.
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Corporate Management Intern

June - August 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Everyone is very patient.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be yourself. Don't try to be anything more than who you are.
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Corporate Management Intern

June - August 2017 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

It was great exposure to Corporate America and public accounting. Everyone was willing to lend a helping hand and answer any questions I had.

What I wish was different

I wish my rotations through the service lines were a bit more spread out.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Whether it's about a task given to you or about your career path in general, people love to offer advice when they can.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2017 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

It was great real-world experience with a steep learning curve; I was constantly learning something new. Also, everyone you work with is around your age.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is more than happy to help you out. Also, take a lot of notes so that you don't forget any steps of the tasks your given.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Loved the culture of the firm! Great work environment due to great people. Work was also fascinating and complex.

What I wish was different

Wish I had been there longer.

Advice

Network with every single person you meet on the job!
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Federal Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved everyone I met at KPMG. The company has an incredible culture built around community, diversity and respect.

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve been doing work that was a little more exciting. However, I was able to find that in another area of the firm, which is what I’ll be doing when I join full-time.

Advice

Take advantage of every socializing/networking opportunity you have.
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Kpmg Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The people I worked alongside were extremely helpful and encouraging. They answered all my questions regarding the specific tasks and in general about their own careers. I would love to work with that team again.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been more proficient in my excel knowledge as I ended up using that resource a lot in my work. I think I could've been a lot more efficient had I had better training with it before hand.

Advice

I would say don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for feedback. During any internship or job you might feel as though you should enter knowing most of the stuff but the reality is that you will learn most of the information on the job. It is extremely for both the intern and the employer to encourage feedback for a more effective experience.
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Asset Management Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

At KPMG Short Hills office, the employees were so kind and helpful. The certain people who were willing to sit you down and explain every part of the job were my most memorable experiences. The job itself was pretty easy as it was the off season, but there were still a handful of interesting projects along the way.

What I wish was different

Advice

Definitely a worthwhile experience. If you have an interest in working for a big company after graduation, KPMG is a great place to learn a lot!
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Business Tax Services Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I loved the company's fast paced and collaborative culture.

What I wish was different

Advice

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