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KPMG LLP

Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

There was a thorough training in Orlando where we got to network with other KPMG interns.

What I wish was different

I wish projects were set aside for interns so it wasn’t their responsibility to scavenge for work.

Advice

Make friends as soon as possible in the office- it’ll enhance your experience.
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State & Local Tax Intern

June 2019 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

KPMG has a great training and mentoring program that helped me integrate myself into the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be vocal about offering to help others. If you don’t have any work to do reach out to other employees in your department and ask if they could use help with anything.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The experience was absolutely fantastic. The teams were amazing, the training was phenomenal, and the clients were incredible. The other interns were great to spend time with and reflected the great people that KPMG seeks to employ.

What I wish was different

The travel from San Jose to San Francisco was a little rough so would have not been opposed to sticking to the south bay area but I understood the demand was necessary.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and willingness to learn! Arrogance is incredibly easy to spot in the auditing field and it just makes you look silly so be humble and ready to work and you will have a great experience.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2019 • Stamford, CT

What I liked

At KPMG, I felt like I was a part of a team the entire time! The training I received and the people I have met while interning are invaluable. I truly enjoyed my experience and learned so many things in such a short period of time.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more client interaction but also know that there isn't as much client traveling in tax as there is in audit.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and be ready to ask a lot of questions and take a lot of notes!
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Deal Advisory Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the people and the amazing work they do. Very engaging and the people were extremely personable.

What I wish was different

Wish it was longer!

Advice

Be open to as much as you can! It’s a wonderful experience and you learn a lot while you’re there!
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Developer

June - August 2018 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

I loved being put on a team and treated as a member of that team as soon as I came aboard. It truly made me feel important and like I was actually doing something important

What I wish was different

I wish there was a more descriptive description of the actual internship, as I was not aware of exactly what I would be working on until the day I walked into the office.

Advice

Come ready to reach out to others and network. This is a very large company and the internship is really what you make of it. There are so many people to meet whether interns or professionals that have been in the industry for over a decade.
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IT Advisory, GRC Technology -SAP Intern

June - August 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The culture of the company. Everyone wants you to succeed and learn. They understand that you may not have prior experience or knowledge, and they want to help you. The availability of the recruiters and my team members were amazing. My mentors in my department were very helpful and encouraging.

What I wish was different

More interns in my department. It was cool to be the only one though.

Advice

This needs to be someone who can problem solve and pick up quickly on how to do things. It is a lot of new information, but it is very important work.
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Cognitive Automation Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Got to work on an individual project in emerging technologies.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Risk Consultign Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great exposure to professionals and peers in my field! Great company to work with!

What I wish was different

Wish I had a rotational program to experience different roles within the company to see which one I would enjoy the most.

Advice

Be SUPER proactive! Opportunities are out there and YOU have to constantly look for them. Talk to recruiters. Look on Handshake. Talk to career counselors. Do your research online.
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Audit Solutions Inten

June - August 2018 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

Freedom to pursue projects that interested me. Relaxed work environment. Nice people.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been slightly more structure. The program was not really geared toward software development, so I kind of had to make my own way into that part of the office.

Advice

Definitely be up front about what you want to do and whom you want to work with.
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Audit Client Service Intern

June - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I liked the engagement teams I was on and the amount I got to travel to clients. Additionally, the work that I was given was thoroughly explained, abundant in amount, and very manageable.

What I wish was different

More intern events

Advice

Always show up ready to learn, accumulate questions, and ask/get feedback in bulk so that you don't bother your seniors/engagement team members all day.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

Very organized, great employees, like-minded interns and much room to grow

What I wish was different

I wish they had a tax internship in their DC location

Advice

Always be receptive to learning, take advantage of networking with professionals and other interns, do not be afraid to ask questions
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Deal Advisory Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was a rotational program so I learned a lot about the practice, the people are also great and the internship treated me to lots of events.

What I wish was different

Advice

Prepare well by knowing lots about the company and going to many on campus events.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Loved the team I worked with. Did hands on work doing test work, going on walkthroughs, doing samples.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to ask for varying tasks
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I had a great experience working with KPMG. I got the opportunity to be a Global Intern and spent half of the summer in Melbourne, Australia. Both in the US and abroad, I gained exposure into the field and valuable experience to start my career in accounting off on the right foot.

What I wish was different

I don't think I have anything I would change about the internship.

Advice

Be a sponge and absorb as much as you can while you're working to fully benefit from the experience.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2018 • Portland, ME

What I liked

The entire firm and experience was enormously helpful.

What I wish was different

Nothing that could reasonably be changed. Whenever there were issues they were communicated in a timely and clear fashion.

Advice

Advocate for yourself, be responsible for taking on challenging projects and ask for help when you need it.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great people and atmosphere. The work was exciting and I felt like I was making an impact.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer so I could get a better feel for how it would be as a long term job.

Advice

Do as much in-house networking as you can and never burn a bridge.
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ITAA Intern

June - August 2018 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

The real-world experience and the people I was working with! The internship program at KPMG is amazing!

What I wish was different

I wish it would've had a little bit more structure. I knew the clients I had, but I didn't exactly know which client I'd be working on for one day until a day or two before I went. The sponteneity was fun for the first couple of times, but it got very stressful driving places when you're in an unfamiliar place and you don't know where you're going for work tomorrow but you know you have to be there.

Advice

Be open to any and all feedback. It's super important to be learning and learning to do things correctly! You're going to make mistakes but learn from them the first time and don't keep making them. Also, if you're not making mistakes, you're not learning!
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and thought the work was interesting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have been able get some experience with financial statement audits, not just Employee Benefit Plans and Single Audits.

Advice

My advice would be to network as much as possible and try and create and build relationships over the course of the internship.
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Embark Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

KPMG is a premier workplace. It is innovative, welcoming, and focused on collaboration and structured, continuous learning. It is a great place to see Big Four Accounting first-hand. During my time as an Embark Intern, I found that there is a large network of Alumni within the office that are all willing to help a fellow Explorer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to meeting new people and learning as much as you can about the company culture. It was truly a great experience! A great way to differentiate yourself is to ask some of the firm's employees out to lunch. It's usually covered by the firm and a great way to learn about what the people of the firm are truly about.
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