Internships

Disney m.j.gonz
Jul 11 8 Comments

Currently finishing up my undergraduate coursework for finance degree. Looking for any advice on landing an internship in accounting/finance positions.

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  • Altria / Data Kthak
    Go ahead and apply to internships. What advice are you looking for? If you want a life, stay away from the big 4. If you don't care, and would like to travel go work for them. Look for Fortune 200s to work for if you want money and less work.
    Jul 11 3
    • Disney m.j.gonz
      OP
      Any resume advice? I have no experience in finance or accounting apart from schooling and don’t really know what companies look for in a resume.
      Jul 11
    • Altria / Data Kthak
      Did you belong to clubs? Did you join the accounting or finance fraternities? Did you participate in any competitions like the FED challenge? These are things companies are looking for in your resume. They want to know what electives in finance and accounting you took as well.
      Jul 11
    • Disney m.j.gonz
      OP
      I did not know about any of those things actually I will give them a look
      Jul 11
  • PwC 1077
    To be honest, if you're looking for public accounting, you're a little late for an internship if you're wrapping up coursework. Typically interns apply during junior year -- I would highly recommend just applying directly for associate roles this fall (apply early, typically the biggest hiring rounds happen around October). Accounting resumes are typically very plain, focus on relevant experience and education, with a good showing of extracurriculars. Finance will probably be more competitive and technically demanding. Actually -- speaking of technical skills, if you have interest in data or python programming, explore that further and mention it in your interviews. PwC will eat that up. If you have a gpa over 3.5 you'll be able to get big 4 interviews, so impress them there and you're golden.
    Jul 12 1
    • Deloitte / Consultant Gfes23
      Good point. Same for deloitte.
      Jul 12
  • Bloomberg AgileDude
    I thought your degree is in cartooning lol
    Jul 12 0
  • Morgan Stanley janey04
    If you get good grades put them in
    Jul 12 0