Well I think to safe to say I have had a crazy week! Three Finals, moving out of my dorm room back to Cincinnati and then to home for the next ten weeks, Pittsburgh. Monday June 13 8:30am, I entered the “Real World”. This summer I am interning for Accenture as an Associate Consultant. My first day was filled with learning tutorials and paperwork. The rest of the week wasn’t much better as it consisted of more training, shadowing and meetings. However I don’t mind at all! I am learning tons about the industry and putting my studies from school to good use. The main accomplishment is that I survived the first week and here are some tips on how to get through it:
K&L Gates Center, I work on the 25th floor!
- Have a sense of humor! Whenever I tell someone I go to Ohio State, I immediately get a Pryor joke. People in Pennsylvania don’t really like OSU and love a good bashing. It’s always in good fun and they don’t mean any harm. However they also don’t like Michigan so at least we agree on that!
- Ask as many questions as possible. An internship serves as a fantastic learning experience. The whole point of interning is to learn more about the company and your skill sets. Don’t waste this amazing opportunity, learn as much as possible. Your co-workers are the best resources you could ever ask for.
- Develop some pop culture/sports knowledge. When you go out to lunch with your co-workers/boss, they don’t want to talk about work. Instead they talk about what is going on in the world. Topics of conversation have included NBA, the Backstreet Boys, or anything “trending” on Twitter.
- Lastly, enjoy yourself! Interning is a break from school and a test drive of the real world. Always strive for the best but don’t sweat the small stuff. Dialing into the wrong conference call really isn’t the end of the world – I would know!
One of the many views of the city from the office.
Although it has only been a week, the people I have met and the work I am doing is better than I could have ever imagined. It has been a fantastic experience. Next blog I hope to share more of my day to day work routine.
Until next time,