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PwC Summer Internship Review

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  • Practical Skills Learnt

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  • Live Up To Expectations

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How did you apply for the internship at PwC?

I actually went on the Leadership programme in my first year and on the back of that I was invited to take part in the internship the following year. This meant I didn’t need to go through the traditional application process.

 

Was there any training during your internship?

Yes we had training in the first 2-3 days of the internship. During this time we were also assigned the projects we were going to be working on and given an introduction to the company.

 

What areas did you work in?

I worked in Strategy Consulting, People Consulting and did some Financial Consulting.

 

What were the offices like?

I was a little disappointed initially that I wasn’t going to working in Canary Wharf, however as soon as I went to the PwC offices I was instantly impressed. They were lovely offices and the cafeteria that they provide was definitely a highlight.

 

Were there any particular areas that were more interesting than you anticipated? If so, why?

Yes, I think I originally underestimated the importance of People Consulting. I was very interested by the way that PwC specifically looked at the cultures within an organisation. I didn’t realise the importance of sustaining a cohesive unit within a company.

Having said that I felt like I learnt a lot from all my experiences and I really found everything new that I learnt really helped me a lot.

 

Did you have to do any presentations during your internship?

Yes, we had to do a presentation in front of a number of senior members of staff. We had to come up with an idea for a product to sell within the company. This was something that we did in groups and were divided in to different departments.

 

How did you find the presentation?

I understood why they did it however it was not assessed nor did it seem to count in any way towards whether or not we impressed or not on the internship. For this reason I think many people, including myself, didn’t really invest as much effort in to it as we felt much more inclined to focus on our internship work.

 

Are there any other parts of the internship that you didn’t particularly enjoy?

I wasn’t very keen on the online lessons that we were given. I didn’t find the content particularly interesting and found myself rushing it a little bit in order to get it finished. Other than that I found the experiences at PwC amazing.

 

Overall how would you describe the importance of the internship? Would you recommend others to apply?

The experience overall was fantastic and I really enjoyed learning about all the different areas of PwC that I did. I feel as though I benefitted greatly from working there during the summer and would not hesitate to recommend it to other 2nd year students.

 

What three words would you use to describe your experiences at PwC?

Experience. Rewarding. Insightful.

 

 

 

 

 

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