-Listening to speakers talk about their experience with EY -Learning more about my service line and EY as a company - Improving my skills in presentation, resilience and business etiquette - Completing a case study project with a group of interns and presenting our findings back -A few fun activities!
The day would begin with a welcome from the summer internship programme team, which ran through the day's agenda. The morning tended to consist of talks from various speakers, including partners. Either the late morning or early afternoon session would be a learning session from an external client, and the remainder of the afternoon was mainly used to work on our case study in groups of up to 10 people.
Each day would last from 9.30-16.00 and would be all be run on the EY internship platform. The mornings were generally spent in Q&As sessions with senior staff as well as sessions about sustainability and diversity at EY. In the afternoons we worked on a case study with fellow interns.
10am-4pm Daily 5 days a week. This is the core programme and each hour is scheduled with breaks. Before lunch was generally training sessions or opportunities to ask questions from Partners of the company. Full of learning about the company as well as specific service lines and sub-service lines. Also worked on a case study in a group with other interns in the same department. This was in preparation for a presentation towards the end of the experience. Apart from these there were also other learning sessions very specific to life insurance Actuarial, as well as shadowing of high-level meetings which was very fun.
We used an online platform developed by EY. We had talks from different areas of the business in the morning. This ranged from partner Q and A to business etiquette to sustainability. In the afternoons we worked on a case study in groups, creating a presentation which we gave in the second week.
All interns had an agenda to follow. Each day consisted of a mixture of live stream talks, Q&A sessions open to questions from all interns and case study sessions. Case study sessions for the Assurance service line involved working on a fake retail business and working together in small groups to create a presentation based on this business. The case study groups also worked with a buddy and a mentor for support.
Most of the virtual internship was made up of talks on things like EY's culture, sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and business etiquette. We were also given a case study task to complete, which we were able to work on with our group most days, and there was a presentation element to this as well.
Day to day I attended numerous sessions on consulting and life at EY and also worked on a consulting case study project with a group across the two weeks. The sessions varied, from service line learning to learning soft skills such as presentation and communication skills. We also had mentor and buddy sessions.
I participated in the Discover EY - Women in Business insight programme. Hence, it was a one-day event where I learnt about the company's Strategy and Transactions Division, the many teams within it and the work they do specifically, and the employment benefits within EY. There were panel sessions where we were given the opportunity to ask questions and did a case study with one of the consultants.
The insight was begun with a EY Partner Welcome, sharing about their work experience and thoughts in EY. We had a panel discussion with EY's stuff and an overview of what Assurance looks like in EY. Then, we held case study session in small groups.Finally, professor delivered an excellent talk on building personal brand.
- Took part in panel events, workshops and discussions, gaining a real insight into the different career paths and service lines available at EY - Involved in interactive skill-based activities with the use of critical thinking - Q&As with EY personnel - Gained information on the company's Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which was a session delivered by their EY Black Network - An opportunity for networking with a range of both internal and external personnel
It was a virtual day for Discover EY -Women in Assurance. It was for one day and involved keynote speakers, a panel of employees who work at EY and talks from employees and the EY Career's team. It also involved workshops and there was plenty of times for questions to be asked and answered. The day was virtual and really helped me to envision what it would be like to work at EY in the future.
Overview of what a career in assurance looks like whilst championing the importance of diversity and inclusivity. • Enthusiastically contributed to a mock case study of assurance. Conducted a PESTLE Analysis as an audit team of our company, CarCO, to understand the industry and factors inhibiting business growth. • Discussed various internal processes that make businesses function, stock process, payroll and financial reporting information. Assessed risk factors in such processes and advised on potential controls to help mitigate risks.
The insight provides the basic knowledge about the service lines in EY, some presentations and panel discussion from seniors and graduates working in EY. Also, we had the exposure to collaborate with our peer groups during the case study, and the future learning opportunity and development of our career
The day involved a series of talks by female employees about EY as a company as well as the tax service line with the opportunity to ask questions throughout. There was also a panel Q and A from recent graduates within different sub-service lines in tax and a group case study exercise looking at changes to taxation following COVID-19 in different countries.