The online insight day was highly enjoyable and insightful into the world of the consultancy field, despite the current covid-climate preventing the day to take place in person in London. I enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and connect with my peers as well as being able to find out more about the field I wish to work in, in the future.
As the event was online, it is hard to achieve a personal touch from company to individuals. This is due to the fact that elements such as eye contact and smiling were not able to be carried out, however this is no fault of the company, more of the circumstances we were placed in (online). The fact that we had many opportunities to ask questions helped to build up a more personal level, making our voices feel more valued.
There was plenty of guidance and support throughout the day, which can not be faulted. Not only was praise for previous achievement heavily emphasised which added a nice touch, there was lots of encouragement to progress further with our roles in EY, which is nice to hear as it builds confidence.
Not only are the information and skills I have gathered from this event highly transferable into my degree in terms of work, the motivation provided from hearing such information is very valuable, spurring me on to work even harder as it was made very clear that anything is achievable regardless of background, gender or race.
The insight had a well structured day jam packed with activities and different elements such as a question and answer section with a panel. My only critique would be maybe more breaks could be put in as sometimes it is difficult to sit through a long 7 hour session with just an hour or so break. I understand this is difficult when so much was fitted in.
The general atmosphere was calm, friendly and personal despite the current circumstances caused by the global pandemic we are faced with. Obviously this would be best improved through personal interactions (which would have taken place in the London office), however even through the difficulties faced, the atmosphere made the company feel as if it was more relaxed and down to earth than I initially thought.
The company provided a lot of encouragement and confidence, focusing on our strengths making us feel as if they believed in us.
The fact that we had many different accounts and experiences of women working all through different sectors of EY around the world, gave us a broad understanding of not only what EY does corporately as a firm, but also of the dynamic of the company both in and out of the office.
The company culture was made very clear to be personal and friendly, as if they really invest in their workers and provide support if they run into difficulties.
The content gave me a clear view into where I would like to take my career, not only in my next few years of university but also after I graduate.
I would have had all expenses payed for had this event taken place in person, however as it was held online, no charges were incurred, just time out of my day for this experience.
There were plenty of opportunities to network with both peers and EY members at the event, however this would have been even greater if the event was to take place in person.
If the event was an in person event, this would be easier to rate, however there is a limit of how social one can be in an online event.
Different 'societies' and events were talked about such as brunches and parties and even holidays, which sound highly interesting.
Yes absolutely, the event provided an insight into the industry of consulting and allowed me to meet likeminded individuals.