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A Day in the Life of a Summer Intern 

Your day with KPMG – are you ready?
8:45 a.m. Walking at a brisk pace through your city's financial district with laptop bag in hand, you are off to meet your engagement team at a new audit client site. After spending a month and a half in the Tax practice where you helped to prepare tax returns for KPMG clients and learned a significant amount about KPMG's tax group, you are excited about the new challenges that lie ahead of you in the Audit practice. You love the fact that as part of KPMG's Summer Intern program you get to spend time in more than one practice area.

 

9:00 a.m. You have a brief update meeting with your team. This is when you review some of the key planning documents you helped create last week during the engagement planning phase.

 

9:30 a.m. After the meeting you head into the boardroom to meet the new client. Not really knowing what to expect you're surprised and excited to find out you will be meeting with a team of senior executives from a large Canadian financial institution to discuss engagement goals and assist in conducting interviews.

 

11:00 a.m. You remotely log into your email from the client site to find a group email from five of your fellow interns. They are planning to meet for lunch at a new Japanese restaurant that is around the corner from where you are - you write back that you will see them there.

 

12:00 p.m. Lunch over spicy salmon rolls and green tea, you and the other interns can't stop talking about last week's KPMG Summer Intern event. Everyone can't wait to find out what the next event will be. You remind everyone to take lots of pictures - you are on the KPMG Intern yearbook committee and want to make sure your office wins this year's yearbook competition.

 

2:30 p.m. After spending part of the afternoon speaking with key executives and assisting in the interview process, you are off to your weekly group training session with all the summer interns. This week a group of partners will be coming in to have a panel discussion on their career experiences and then take your questions. This is a great opportunity to meet the leaders of the firm in a relaxed environment and pick their brains on everything from passing the UFE to their individual career experiences.

 

5:30 p.m. After a great training session, where you met partners from all industry practices, you and some new friends pack up and head off to the KPMG Ultimate Frisbee practice.