Sadly my internship here in PwC is coming to an end. And what an experience it has been! The time has really flown by – it’s hard to believe that I only met most of the other interns ten weeks ago, not to mention that it’s been four weeks since I got back from New York. What was great about the joint Assurance and Tax programme was that I got to have a look at two sides of the Firm. I can now take everything I’ve done over the last ten weeks into account when I make my decision about what line of service I end up pursuing a career in.
Since my return, I’ve been working in the Domestic International Outbound (DIO) tax department. The range of work performed here is very interesting – it stretches from completing small income tax returns to providing advice to large multinationals. During my time here I’ve had the opportunity to take part in some very interesting projects, which included researching various companies operations and obtaining valuable information for managers and partners to consider. One particular meeting involved my inclusion on a conference call to the PwC US office, during which the expanding operations of a client of the Dublin office were discussed.
What I liked the most about my time in DIO was how open everyone was. They were more than happy to take time out of their days to talk to me about the sort of work they performed on a daily basis, as well as telling me about some of the very interesting ad hoc work in which they were involved in the past. It was great to be able to sit down with senior managers and partners and discuss how they made their career decisions.
As I settle back down into life in DCU at the end of September, I’ll have fond memories of the time I’ve spent here in PwC. When I consider the friends I’ve made, the things I’ve witnessed, the jobs I’ve had the opportunity to work on, and the craic we’ve had, the ten weeks here were rolled out nicely. I’d recommend the programme to anybody in a heartbeat.