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KPMG LLP

Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Shanghai, China

What I liked

It was a rewarding experience as I learnt both soft skills and technicals skills

What I wish was different

I wish I had more exposure to different industries

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or reach out to people of higher levels
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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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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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Tax Processor

July 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great people who wish the best for each other. Flexibility of work conditions. Mentors that guide you to become a better professional.

What I wish was different

I wish they had a better internal structure that motivates and ensures part time employees. Part time employees are confused because they are not an intern, yet not an associate. It would be beneficial to have a set procedure and goals to determine upper placement of part time employees.

Advice

KPMG is one of the best firms to work with for a reason. They have great people and energy. If you want to work with KPMG, make sure you have good energy.
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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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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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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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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the hands in experience at the client site and all of the welcoming people that were willing to answer my questions and ensure I had an enjoyable time.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake because that is how you learn the correct way of doing things (but don’t make the same mistake twice)
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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

gaining experience and learning about my future career

What I wish was different

More hands on, practical experience

Advice

Ask lots of questions! people love sharing their wisdom but you have to take initiative and show you're interested.
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Summer intern

June - August 2021 • Singapore, Central

What I liked

Work culture and colleagues were amazing.

What I wish was different

Hoping it was fully in person instead of a hybrid work schedule

Advice

Be proactive and reach out to your seniors if you you any questions!
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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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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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Audit Intern

January - March 2019 • Albuquerque, NM

What I liked

I really liked working as a team. It was always nice to work collaboratively and to have their experience as a resource but still be able to feel pride in your individual work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and to learn a lot. You may have your undergraduate degree or even your master's but you quickly learn that you know nothing. Your team is more than willing to teach you, but you have to be willing to ask questions and do the work.
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Tax Intern

July - August 2018 • Shanghai, China

What I liked

Working in a professional environment with other professionals.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to take on different tasks at any time.
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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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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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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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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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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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Analyst (Management Consulting)

March - August 2019 • Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

What I liked

I liked the fast pace environment of consultants and the opportunity to learn something new every day.

What I wish was different

I wish I knew that consultant usually work long hours

Advice

Be humble, proactive and always thrive to learn, meet new people, and show that you are capable to adopt to any environment!
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