Assurance Summer Intern at EY

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Duration
Virtual Experience
Region
Cambridge
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4/5

About You
3.9
The Company
4.6
Everything Else
4

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?

I thought it gave me a fantastic insight into the culture of EY and how it operates, as well as teaching me some incredibly valuable soft and hard skills applicable to almost any environment that I did not previously have. I was given a case study to work on in a team which helped me understand the role at EY and gave me valuable experience to reference in an interview. The attention given to personal development impressed me and was also very valuable.
4 /5

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

It was difficult for them to provide a 'personal' experience over Teams meetings, but there were good opportunities for interaction and to ask questions to all of the speakers. The use of tools such as the chatbox and Mentimeter to gauge the interns' emotions, feelings and opinions was a really nice touch which added a sense of connection.
4 /5

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

It has felt easy to get in touch for any help or extra questions during the experience regarding technical or other difficulties. However, a lot of the time some questions (relating to something a speaker was informing us on) in the chatbox were left unanswered due to the volume of them relative to how much time was allocated to a speaker. It was, though, fairly clear how to get in touch via LinkedIn with a speaker if there were questions which remained unanswered.
3 /5

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

The soft and hard skills gained should be incredibly useful in my professional endeavours post-uni. Talks such as presentation skills covered things like first impressions which seems like something I can use for the rest of my life!
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the virtual experience?

I was very impressed with the planning of the experience, with an agenda for the following day shown at the end of each day. Each speaker was ready to contribute and used their time well. Seamless!
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?

Everyone was so helpful - everyone at EY and my fellow interns were a pleasure to interact with, and the emphasis on health and personal development surprised and impressed me! The talks were so informative and the case study sessions were so engaging. Laura, who often gave us directions as to which call to be on and opened and closed each day, as well as most of the speakers, interacted and checked how we were feeling as well as asking things like what we were doing that evening which made it such a comfortable experience.
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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

They looked to give us the most we could take from the week and they got many different speakers to inform us on their specialisms and interests.
4 /5

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

The culture at EY and the role were excellently communicated using a case study project and talks from a variety of speakers.
5 /5

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

So much! Many speakers spoke on things like diversity and inclusion and their and the company's attitude to various issues.
5 /5

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

It certainly gave me an insight into audit and how it differs from other service lines, as well as talking about the best paths for certain careers.
4 /5

Everything Else

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

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

We took part in a case study where we worked in groups, and had contact with mentors who worked in different positions in Assurance.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Can't do tonnes over Teams but encountered some EY employees who we could then add on LinkedIn if needed.
2 /5

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

Yes, lots of detail given on this, inc. work-life balance and social events etc.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?

So informative, engaging and fun. Anyone could gain a lot from this!
5 /5

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