Discover EY - Women in Consulting at EY

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Insight day - Spring week

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was very interesting and enjoyable. The event took place on Microsoft teams due to the Corona Virus lockdown, and everyone was really helpful and adjusted to the virtual format well. We heard from a number of different women who work in EY, and found out more about the different careers there and how to succeed in our own careers.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

The people running the event were very considerate and took time to answer a variety of questions from different people. They were very understanding of the position that we are in as students and gave us clear information. They were kind and supportive throughout the day, and encouraged us to take notes to look back on in the future.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

There was a lot of guidance and support offered throughout the day, with multiple opportunities to ask questions and a lot of reassurance in terms of not being afraid to ask a question. They delivered the information clearly and provided lots of time to make sure we understood the information clearly.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The information we have received today was very useful and will help significantly in the future. The insight day allows us to be fast tracked onto an assessment day to secure a Summer internship and we were given a lot of tips and advice on how to succeed in this in the future, and to potentially secure a graduate job.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight day was very well structured and adapted well to being held virtually. There was a clear lay out of the day, with structured breaks, exercises, panels and time for questions. Working on a call worked very well and we all contributed using the chat function to ask questions.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Taken online due to COVID-19 - didn't go into office


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The team invested are investing very heavily into us, making sure we had a full understanding of what we were being told about. They taught us how to develop our own personal brand and skills to be more employable in the future and to fast track our career at EY.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

This day was very insightful into what it would be like to work in a full time role at EY as we heard from a number of different careers and the different paths women had taken to get there. They told us about the different parts of consultancy and different areas we could specialise in.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

There was a clear insight into the culture of the company whereby it is very people orientated and they really focus on diversity and inclusiveness of everyone in the firm. We learnt particularly about their Women's network and the importance of having events and groups throughout the firm to represent everyone.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

This was a very valuable day and has given me a great deal of information to help decide what I want to do in the future. It has provided a clear idea of how I could get from where I am now into a graduate job at EY and the area that I wish to specialise in.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

It was an insight day which took place online due to COVID-19. Therefore, there were no expenses to be reimbursed as we completed it from home. I was not paid as I was not completing work for the firm, merely learning more about the different jobs there and what working at EY would be like.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There were lots of opportunities for networking and throughout the day we connected with each other (students on the course) and with the leading women at EY via LinkedIn. This would have been quite a different experience had we been able to do it in person, however, it has still allowed us to network.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking and social opportunities were significant as mentioned above. We connected with each other (students on the course) and with the leading women at EY via LinkedIn. This would have been quite a different experience had we been able to do it in person, however, it has still allowed us to network.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

We found out about the different events that are put on at EY such as International Women's Day which is a significant event for the firm. We also learnt about how teams socialise within themselves such as events outside of work, or monthly breakfasts for example. It appears there are good groups of friends made within the firm.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. The day was so useful and I found out so much more information and now have a much better idea of what I want to do in my future career. It was a fun and interactive day and I met lots of new people because of it.