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KPMG LLP

Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Providence, RI

What I liked

I liked how interns were given the respect and responsibilities of full time employees.

What I wish was different

I wish that each intern at my office was given more similar workloads. Some interns had significant time unassigned in the office, while others were being required to work overtime at their assigned clients.

Advice

Be a sponge. Observe thoroughly and always be ready to take notes. There is a lot to be learned.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

I liked how I was treated as a full-time associate. I spent a week in Orlando with other KPMG interns from around the country learning everything I would need to be successful, and I was eased into the work upon returning to the office. After being guided through my first assignment, I was given a workload very similar to that of a first-year associate, which I liked. My coworkers were always willing to help with any questions I had and wanted to see me succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been another intern at the office so that I would have had someone to ask more intern-specific questions to. Occasionally I had issues/questions about things that interns specifically had to accomplish, so my coworkers were not able to provide much guidance since they were not going through the process themselves.

Advice

Be sure to embrace the opportunity and know that everyone in the entire company is there to help you. Never be afraid to ask questions because everyone understands that you are just starting out and they were once in your shoes. If you work hard everyday, build relationships with the people in the office, and produce good work, you should receive a full-time offer.
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IT Audit and Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

Laid-back atmosphere, a lot of training and career support resources, good opportunities to network

What I wish was different

More independence and work given to interns that wasn't just busy work

Advice

Network network network!!!! Reach out to someone you don't know but you think is doing something interesting and ask if they have 5 minutes for you to pick their brain! Introduce yourself to partners!
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Tax transformation technology intern

July - August 2020 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

I loved the way they took care of the interns. Given the pandemic it surely would have been easier to cancel the internship but Kpmg went above and beyond to make our experience as fulfilling as possible.

What I wish was different

I think given the circumstances it was done in the best way possible.

Advice

It is what you make of it. You need to get out of your comfort zone and make an effort to network, especially now when everything is online.
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Auditing Intern

July - August 2018 • Beijing, China

What I liked

The business trip with my coworker

What I wish was different

They should arrange more work for me

Advice

Keep asking and learn from your employees
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Audit Intern

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Everything they were awesome and I learned a lot about accounting and how to network

What I wish was different

Nothing I had a blast

Advice

Overall have a good time and keep a positive attitude
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Diversity, Friendliness, Resources, Real life situations, Networkig opportunities.

What I wish was different

Wish the internship was longer and I wish some networking/intern social events were planned better because a few were disorganized.

Advice

Be ready to work and learn a lot. Gain some experience with excel before working and know how to manage your time.
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Restructuring Services Intern

May - July 2018 • Sydney, New South Wales

What I liked

I loved the people who I worked with at KPMG. The Restructuring Services team was small, but was a very tight knit group of people. I enjoyed my experience there and learned so much about the professional services industry.

What I wish was different

At KPMG, it felt at times that my work had very little impact on the team. This started to change as the internship progressed and my team members trusted my work more, but this is one thing I wish had been different.

Advice

The way you treat people is more important than anything in the professional services industry. It is an industry where your product is your people.
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Forensics Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Great coworkers and benefits

What I wish was different

The office is very quiet, not a whole lot of interaction with other divisions or professionals

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

There was a strong emphasis of building a close relationship with your teams, so I always felt comfortable and welcomed at work. There was also a strong emphasis on mentorship, so I never felt like I was diving into an abyss with new projects or in planning my future career. That being said, they didn’t hold my hand the whole way through so I had a lot of room to grow and learn as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern

July 2018 • Nicosia, Nicosia

What I liked

Casual workplace, given work to do and an intern start-up competition

What I wish was different

More feedback at the end of the internship, more diversity in work given

Advice

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Risk consulting intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

My co workers, getting to travel and stay in hotels and per diem. The work I did was interesting as well.

What I wish was different

Wish there were other interns on my team.

Advice

Give it your all everyday and push yourself out of your comfort limits. Also get enough sleep.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I really liked the amount of responsibility and trust placed on me during the internship. It made me feel as if I were an equal member of the engagement teams I worked on. KPMG fosters a collaborative and friendly environment. and the people I worked with were all super supportive in answering any questions I had as well as sharing positive and constructive feedback throughout the internship.

What I wish was different

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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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Audit Intern

January - March 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The environment and people were so welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to stay longer.

Advice

Talk and network with as many people as possible.
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Risk Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Montvale, NJ

What I liked

Great work environment. Buddy & PML system is really helpful

What I wish was different

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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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intern it audit

May - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

the environment and how the ultimate goal was to give each intern some knowledge to take away as well as a full-time offer

What I wish was different

i wish i got to be on more than one engagement

Advice

never be afraid to ask questions and do tasks outside of your comfort zone, only dumb questions is the one not asked.
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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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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting to know all of the employees as they helped me through some of the new and difficult tasks. They were always willing to take the time to include you conversations, in meetings, and in any events that were going on within the office. They truly make you feel as a part of the company and that helps to give you confidence to perform to the best of your ability. They always took the extra step to allow you to not only understand the task, but the way that the tasks that you were performing fit into the larger picture.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship had been a longer. The weeks flew by and there was so much more to see and learn from this company and this internship. It was an amazing opportunity that I simply wish had lasted longer.

Advice

I advise to always get the most out of every situation. If you are sitting in a meeting to take notes, take notice of how everyone is sitting, how they are taking notes, and how they are dressed. If you take time to notice the little details you can begin to understand the little differences that separate the high performers.
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