When you reach the end of your university studies, you'll have some tough decisions to make. Not only will you have final exams to sit but you are expected to make critical decisions that may affect you for years to come...
... decisions about your career.
So far most of the choices you have needed to make were influenced by written reviews or information provided by trusted friends and family. But unlike with many other decision, finding out; what kind of work you would like to do, the company culture that would keep you motivated or, how your boss could best keep you engaged to help you learn new things, is difficult to gauge from reading books or speaking to friends.
PwC offers more than 700 internships annually across the 29 countries of the CEE, and more than 88% of those interns accept careers with us once they graduate. And what about those who don't go on to take full time roles with us? Well, they have made a key decision for their career too. They've learnt which doors to close and which to open up and pursue, and many will go on to great things in other organizations.
Participate in training designed to develop your technical skills. The workshops and online trainings are only the beginning of the learning experience; coaching and on-the-job experience are all part of your development at PwC.
Experience challenging and relevant assignments, while working with PwC people from all level. Practice our commitment to client service as you execute responsibilities and gain insight into the professional services sector.
Engage in dialogue with a dedicated coach focused on guiding you through the internship and enhancing your skill set as you are coached to a higher level of performance on your engagements and projects.
A very important component of the internship at PwC is providing the interns a realistic job preview of both the profession and PwC. During the internship, you will have the opportunity to work on real life client tasks.
Experience activities that provide you with a means to network and socialize within your office, outside of your day-to-day responsibilities; relationship building is instrumental to overall career success.
Ask thoughtful questions and soak up information. Actively listen and take notes when receiving instruction. If you are in doubt, ask again.
Be willing to take on any task assigned no matter how small. In certain positions, excelling at the basics can lead to getting more responsibilities.
Ask your manager how you’re doing. What could you do differently? What could you do better? Are you meeting the goals of the organization? Once you have that feedback, use it for your development.
Observe how others in the office act, and mirror that. If employees modulate their voices when others are on the phone, modulate yours. If they’re on time for meetings, you should always be on time, too. Is there a specific way of doing your assignments (say a preferred font or format)? Figure the norms out and follow them. These details may sound trivial, but they’ll help you stand out from other interns.
This is your chance to build relationships with people at all levels. Get to know the other interns and they will grow with you in your career. Get out from behind your desk and get to know the people in your office.
Continue the relationships you’ve built after the internship ends. The truth is that sometimes getting an interview or job is about who you know or about what your former managers say about you. So keep in touch.
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My internship at PwC started about 6 months ago within the Management Consulting team. I never had thought I could improve my skills so much over such a short period of time. I was able get an insight on the daily work of a management consultant - the desired field of my future profession.
I feel that it is a great opportunity to work on projects that challenge me every day professionally while at the same time it doesn't really seem like working anymore, since I enjoy what I do. With PwC I am not a just another intern out of the thousands that work in the consulting world every day, but I am treated as an equal member of the team - this motivates me and all of us day-by-day in creating real value. A great team, working environment, international projects: just the top of the list of the reasons why I can only recommend PwC to anyone with a spark for consulting!
I’ve been a Finance intern at PwC for 9 months.Why I loved and still love working here?
Because I gain valuable professional knowledge, I work with really nice and helpful people. I had flexible working schedule so I had time also for my studies. As an intern I had the chance to apply for a graduate position so now I'm an Audit Associate.