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What can I do to stand out as an intern at PwC?

What can I do to stand out as an intern at PwC?

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Ana’s Answer

Hi Brian,
First of all: congratulations on your internship!

Now that you are in, you have to show them how much this opportunity means to you!

A few suggestions:

1. Do everything in the best way you can (even the simplest activities) - remember: people are always watching your behavior
2. Network! Make space in your calendar to talk to people on a regular basis - people from different areas, same area, different hierarchy levels - you need to make connections
3. Train your communication! Be direct, kind and ask questions.
4. Be proactive - if you see that someone needs help and you can, just go for it! Make yourself available to help!

I'm sure you will succeed!
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Anonymous’s Answer

Hi Brian,

1. Make sure you perform as strongly at your internship as you can; if you do a good job, you'll hopefully get a full time offer once you graduate.
2. Network with various people and look at the various teams/practices/platforms at PwC. Try to figure out which teams/practices you'd be most interested in for a full-time job, and then meet colleagues in those fields. Also talk to managers/senior managers/directors.etc. in those teams/practices; if you impress them with your skills/experience, they may be happy to help you with a full-time offer if you interview with them in the future.
3. Get certifications if you're in Consulting Solutions (especially tech/cloud consulting), and study for your CPA exam if you're in Trust Solutions (audit/assurance). I'm in Consulting, but it seems having your CPA is valued strongly in Trust.
4. Have fun! PwC is a great company with a great deal of resources, and strives to make the internship experience as fun as possible. From my experience, most large companies make a lot of effort to host events etc for their interns, so enjoy these events. Try to visit your office some of the time for a more fun internship experience; working remotely may be convenient, but working from the office is what makes internships the most fun.

Most of all, have a great time and make sure you do your best. Your goal should be to secure a full-time offer from PwC, so perform as strongly as you can and impress your relationship leader etc while at the same time having a fun experience.
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Miles’s Answer

As an intern I find it helpful to write down what you accomplish so you can reference it later to either your managers or future careers.
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Harinandan’s Answer

Hello Brian! All the best on your internship!

1. Build your network as much as possible. Your network will help you with a couple of things:
Understanding what different teams do within a company. This will help you decide which is that exact area of focus you want to build your career in
2. Constantly upskill yourself with what's happening in an area/ industry of your interest. More often than not, companies look for your problem-solving skills. They know that you don't have enough experience to have all the answers, but they will look at how you approach when faced with a problem
3. Have regular connects with your manager or someone you consider as a mentor and seek feedback. Take their advice on what they feel is a good path to take. A mentor especially early on in your career is super helpful.
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Saranya’s Answer

Hi Brain,

Best luck with your internship.

Focus on your strengths
Develop the interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Any certification relevant to your field will be an added advantage.
Show them you are interested for this opportunity
Be open-minded and ready to learn
Don't afraid to ask questions.
Finally do a little digging about the firm and share your thoughts about the technologies or areas you are interested on.


Thanks!
Saranya
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Daniel’s Answer

There are a few things I learned when I was an intern:

1. Communicate well with your clients, both internal and external clients.
2. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Nobody knows everything and nobody is expected to know everything.
3. Attend social functions when your firm offers them.
4. Be yourself. Don't try to be someone you are not.
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