It was an amazing opportunity to learn a lot about EY and also the consulting works, EY women network, further advice for the career and so on. I really enjoyed the panels and discussions happened during the day. And thanks so much for people at EY spending time and effort to still hold this event in its online version during the COVID-19 period.
Even though it is an online event taken place via the Microsoft team platform, people presented shared valuable insights into their careers. Questions are being encouraged to ask frequently in the chatbox and most of the questions are either answered on the spot or invited to send following emails to ask for specific answers.
Plenty of supports is given in different aspects regarding to career development. I really enjoy the part on "building confidence" and "diversity and inclusivity". Lots of sincere suggestions are given to truly enable women to thrive and development in the finance sectore. There are also a lot of guidance provided on the following steps like career focus day for us to pursue our carrer path at EY.
I think the soft skills I developed at women in consulting at Discover EY would pretty much help me in my Economics degree. The interpersonal skill and time management skills would be useful for me to organize my studies and seek help from others when needed. Skills about how to stay confident during mental depress would also help me to deal with stress better to seek a balance between work and study.
It is especially well structured. In general, the morning part is particularly focused on the introduction to EY and the afternoon part shifts to focus more on specific consulting aspects and career focus parts. Breaks are organized accordingly and leave adequate spare time for networking with peers and raising questions.
I would say women in consulting at Discover EY has a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It started off with a warm welcome and greetings from the partner which both makes all the participants feel really quite valued. The questions raised were also answered with great details and genuine advice.
Discover EY offers a great deal of support in terms of personal training in advice to boost confidence for a quick elevator pitch, specific suggestions on building personal brand etc. Valuable suggestions are given in developing interpersonal skills though I felt that it would be even better if specific examples are given.
I think women in Consulting helps a lot in terms of summer internship and graduate placement but I believe something more could be add on about the full-time role. I would like to know more about the specific application process of a full-time role and the difference in culture across different offices.
I think Discover EY covers a lot about the culture at EY.
It further motivates me to pursue a career path in consulting. During the event, many have shared their career paths, some of them begin elsewhere from consulting and find consulting their dream role. Furthermore, many have shared why they love consulting the most and it echoes my knowledge and experience with consulting and further convince me this specific sector is suitable for me.
There is no cost for this virtual event.
I would say they tried their best to offer us networking opportunities by providing detailed slides and introductions to their backgrounds. Email addresses are given and they actively invited us to come up with questions and stay in touch. However, due to the COVID19 outbreak, the missing chance to communicate face-to-face does influence networking to some extent.
I covered this in the previous question.
Yes, of course. There were some questions on the social aspects of EY and they were answered in detail.
Yes, I would definitely recommend Discover EY- Women in Consulting to my friends. It is a fabulous event and much useful information is given for us to do better in our career and in our life as well. The atmosphere is less intimidating than most other events and people are super approachable.