It was really informative and I had a really good time throughout the event. Under the current circumstances, I appreciate how EY made the effort to organise a virtual event instead of cancelling it like some other companies. It was very well-paced and interactive throughout, and I definitely learnt a lot.
It was a virtual event, but it felt very inclusive and I appreciated how they tried to make it interactive.
We were given the opportunity to ask questions whenever we wanted throughout the event if there was anything we wanted to know or clarify, which was almost always answered.
It helped me understand the steps I should take and the necessary skills I should develop in order to boost my future career prospects, as well as the opportunities available to us which I can take. There was also a heavy emphasis on self-development, which was super motivating and helpful.
It was really well structured, with numerous informative sessions throughout the programme which helped me gain valuable insight into the company. It was also very well-paced, with breaks in between so that it wouldn't be as tiring. The whole event lasted around 6.5 hours, but it felt like time flew by.
The mood throughout the whole event was light-hearted and easy-going, and I could definitely tell that everyone had a good time. The organisers were super friendly and made everyone feel at ease in speaking out and asking questions. It gave the impression that the company was very welcoming and inclusive.
There were several sessions focused mainly on our self-development, which consisted of helpful advice as well as steps we can take to improve it. Hearing it first-hand from influential women within the company was definitely a plus.
We got to hear what the day-to-day job consists of from a range of employees, which gave some insight into what a full-time role would consist of.
I think it gave some understanding of working culture in the company, based on what the panel had to say about it.
I got to learn a lot about the operations of the Tax service lines and the different departments within it, which helped me gain interest and considered it as a potential career path.
We met with a range of employees working in different locations with very different roles.
We weren't given any opportunities to network, given the limitations of a virtual event and time constraints. However, the panel and speakers made sure to leave their LinkedIn and contact details so that we could connect with them with any questions or information if we wanted, which I really appreciate.
Yes, there wasn't a big emphasis on this but we were given the chance to ask anything we wanted to know of these opportunities.