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Entry Level Recruiting Process and FAQs

What can you expect during the recruiting process? We've got the details for you as well as how to get started.


Getting started at PwC

We are dedicated to developing leaders at all levels, and our programs, internships and full-time opportunities are just the beginning. We provide exceptional training, coaching, flexibility and opportunities for growth and mobility. You decide what happens next—at PwC or beyond.

Learn more about our entry level recruiting process, how to get started and what to expect during the process.

Step 1: Prepare to apply

As you prepare to submit your application, take time to learn more about our different career areas and practice teams to help you determine which may align with your educational background, skills, experience and career interests. 

Learn more about career areas

Next, explore our Student development programs quiz to help identify the specific programs and opportunities aligned to your educational path.

Take our student programs quiz

 


Step 2: Your application

As you prepare to apply, check the requirements below, as some of our positions have application deadlines. 

When to apply

Trust Solutions (Audit and Tax Specialties) and Products and Technology roles: For most of our opportunities, we recruit on a rolling basis, which means when our roles open, they may fill up before the end of the preferred application window, which runs July 28 - September 20, 2022.

Consulting Solutions roles: Apply early to get started! Applications should be submitted by September 20, 2022 and will not be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to that date.*

 *PwC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline.

Where to apply

Visit our Entry Level jobs site to view available internship and full-time associate positions. Explore our interactive Student Development Programs quiz for available program opportunities.

After the application

For most entry level roles at PwC, job seekers are required to complete an assessment to be considered for the role. After you submit an application for an entry-level position, you should expect to receive the assessment via email within a few hours. You must submit your application and complete the assessment in order for you to be considered by PwC. Please keep this timing in mind as you prepare to apply. We strongly encourage you to complete the assessment as soon as possible.



Step 3: Prepare for your interview

Our recruiting process allows you to get a feel for our culture, our people and available opportunities. If you are selected for an interview, we’ll reach out to you to schedule live, virtual interviews with PwC professionals.

We leverage technology during the interview process to provide you with increased flexibility for interviews. Learn more about how to prepare for your virtual interview here

For Trust Solutions, (Audit and Tax Specialties), Products and Technology, and the Start internship, you will complete two behavioral interviews back-to-back live, virtually.

For Consulting Solutions, you will complete a behavioral and case interview back-to-back live, virtually.

Interview questions

Prepare for your interview by reviewing the PwC Professional’s five dimensions of leadership, including Whole Leadership, Business Acumen, Technical and Digital, Global and Inclusive, and Relationships. During the interview experience you will have an opportunity to showcase your educational background, skills and experiences.

Celebrate You

If you receive an internship or full-time offer, you will be invited to Celebrate You - PwC’s congratulatory event - so you can experience the firm's culture and purpose firsthand through our people at PwC.

 



FAQs

Preparing to apply FAQs

How do I figure out which roles I’m eligible for based on my academic plans? We encourage you to take our interactive student development quiz which is aimed to help guide you to appropriate opportunities based on your anticipated/previous college graduation date.
How do I figure out which roles I’m eligible for based on my major? Learn more about the work we do and how your educational experience may align at pwc.to/segmentinfo
I’ve determined what I’m interested in - how do I find available opportunities in that area? All available positions are listed at pwc.to/entryleveljobs.  After confirming your area of interest, use the “keyword/job ID” search bar, as well as the relevant filters, to discover any available opportunities in that career area.  
When should I apply? PwC is currently accepting applications for our fall 2022 recruiting season. We recommend that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible. For most of our opportunities, we recruit on a rolling basis, which means when our roles open, they may fill up before the end of the preferred application window, which runs July 28 - September 20, 2022.
I’ll need H-1B sponsorship in the future - am I eligible for roles at PwC? PwC currently is not hiring experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth on our H-1B lottery policy page. Explore this page to learn more.
I’m a freshman - does PwC have opportunities for me? As a freshman you may be eligible for one of our student development programs!  We encourage you to take our interactive quiz to learn more!
I’m a sophomore - does PwC have opportunities for me? As a sophomore you may be eligible for one of our student development programs!  We encourage you to take our interactive quiz as you may be eligible to apply for Women’s Consulting Experience or the Start diversity internship.
Am I eligible for an internship position after I’ve already graduated?

PwC’s internship programs are designed to be completed prior to completing your degree. We encourage you to consider an associate or specialist role after graduation.

See available associate roles here.

See available specialist roles here.

I’ve already graduated - how can I apply for a role at PwC?

If you have recently graduated and have less than one year of relevant, full-time work experience, we encourage you to visit our entry-level job board at pwc.to/entryleveljobs.

If you have one year or more of relevant, full-time work experience, you may be eligible for an experienced career opportunity. Visit jobs.us.pwc.com/.

Where can I find my school recruiter’s contact information? Use our recruiting map to find your school recruiter’s contact information. You can search your school recruiter's contact information and explore important dates and deadlines in the recruiting process. 

The application process FAQs

How do I search for available opportunities? Visit pwc.to/entryleveljobs to view available positions. For example, to search for open summer 2023 opportunities, type “summer 2023” or your preferred start year into the “keyword/job ID” search bar at the top of the page.
Can I apply to more than one position? Please limit yourself to two applications. If you’ve identified more than two positions of interest, we encourage you to do further research and narrow your focus.
What does it mean if a position says “Winter” or “Winter/Spring” in the title?

Internship opportunities labeled “Winter/Spring” run January - March and require full-time availability during standard business hours Monday-Friday. We do not recommend being enrolled in classes while completing a winter/spring internship.

Associate opportunities labeled “Winter” will typically have a start date in January. These are full-time opportunities available only after you’ve completed your degree. 

PwC’s application asks me to “Provide the date you expect to complete the degree requirement listed within the job description” - what does that really mean?

Eligibility for PwC’s entry level opportunities are, in part, dependent upon when you plan to complete any consecutive years of education and will be eligible to begin working full-time. Within your application, you should provide your final graduation date, taking into account any graduate degree programs you plan to attend or have attended.

For example, if you are currently in an undergraduate degree program but intend to enroll in a Masters program immediately following completion of that degree, please put the date that you would expect to complete your Masters degree in your application.

How do I select my preferred work location? As part of the application process you will be asked to confirm your office preference. Please select the PwC office location closest to your current or planned primary residence. Visit pwc.to/us-offices to review the list of PwC US offices.
How do I submit my application? Review all opportunities and then click on the link for the position(s) in which you’re interested. After reviewing the position(s) in further detail, select "Apply" if you would like to apply and submit your interest. Do not submit your resume on your school/university career website. Please note that winter internships are full-time opportunities.
Will I need to provide a current resume? Yes, you will be asked to upload a current resume when applying. Resumes should be submitted as a PDF to maintain formatting.
Do I need to submit a cover letter? You are not required to submit a cover letter alongside your resume as part of the application process.
What is rolling recruitment? For most of our Trust Solutions (Audit Services and Tax Services), Products and Technology and the Start Internship opportunities, we recruit on a rolling basis, which means when our roles open, they will fill up as offers are accepted.
Is there a deadline to apply?

For Trust Solutions (Audit and Tax Services) Products and Technology and the Start Internships, we encourage you to apply during the preferred application window that runs from July 28 - September 20, 2022.

For Consulting Solutions, applications should be submitted by September 20, 2022 and will not be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to that date.

Does PwC’s application process include an assessment? Yes, for most entry-level roles at PwC, job seekers are required to complete an assessment to be considered for the role. The following entry-level positions do not require a job seeker to complete an assessment: senior associate intern and senior associate full-time positions; seasonal and fixed term positions; and specialist roles.
Will I work in the office or remotely? We have options! At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). For professionals who select a virtual role, they'll primarily work virtually, unless they have to be in the office or at a client site for key events. Learn more about the ways we work here.
I'll need H-1B sponsorship now or in the future - how does that impact my application? PwC currently is not hiring experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth here.

Preparing for what’s next FAQs

I’ve submitted my application - when can I expect to hear back? Our recruiters will be reviewing applications received on a rolling or deadline driven basis, which will determine the timeline of next steps.
What is PwC’s interview process?

For Trust Solutions (Audit and Tax Services), Products and Technology and the Start internship, you will complete two behavioral interviews back-to-back live, virtually.

For Consulting Services, in most cases, you will complete a behavioral and case interview back-to-back live, virtually.

Does PwC have any resources I can use to prepare for the interview process?

Familiarize yourself with our global career progression framework, the PwC Professional. It is foundational to PwC and provides transparency on the skills and attributes needed to be successful at the firm. Review the PwC Professional’s five dimensions of leadership here.

During the interview experience, you will have an opportunity to showcase your educational background, skills and experiences. Watch this video to further prepare for your virtual interviews.

Is it possible to interview for more than one position? You are only eligible to interview for one opportunity at a time.

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