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How to Get an Internship With Accenture

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The multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing organisation, Accenture, is currently the world’s largest consulting company based on revenues. Since last year, Accenture have made net revenues of $30 billion providing services to clients in 56 different countries! At the moment, the company offers great employment opportunities to university students and graduates alike. So if you are interested, check out what an internship with Accenture involves and get some useful tips on how to become an intern!  

The Internship

Accenture interns will have the opportunity to get to know Accenture before they graduate from university and decide whether they would like to apply for a more permanent position after their summer undergraduate or MBA internship. More specifically, throughout this experience as interns you will:

  • Get valuable hands-on experience.
  • Learn more about the company’s culture.
  • Develop your current skills and learning.
  • Build your network within the industry.

Accenture internships are paid placements available in various areas across the US, and offer intern roles within the consulting business, management consulting, supporting technology, strategy and industry. If you want to learn more about the Accenture 2014 summer internship visit their careers website to hear what past interns are saying!

If you are interested in applying for an internship you can do so in the early winter time, and apply via the Accenture official Job Search website searching for the keyword “intern”.

Required Skills

The following skills and qualities will help you increase your chances of getting an internship with Accenture:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Strong academic performance.
  • Motivation and involvement on campus.
  • An interest in a consulting career.

The Interview

According to Glassdoor, the best way to get an interview with Accenture is to send your application online or apply through campus recruiting.  30% of applicants who applied online got an interview and 29% were selected from campus recruiting.

The overall interview difficulty is currently an average 2.9 out of 5. This indicates that the interview shouldn’t be amazingly hard to pass, and it is worth the shot! As you can see on Glassdoor reviews, the majority of people - 69%, who applied previously have already rated their interview experience as positive, 19% as neutral and 11% as negative.

Learn more about Accenture

The key to getting the internship of your dreams is staying up-to-date with company news and openings as much as possible. In order to be successful you need to learn what Accenture does. You also need to become familiar with their mission statement as well as short and long-term plans since this is what is going to make you stand out from the crowd.

If you show that you are a well-informed individual who possesses the skills listed above, then you have excellent chances of becoming an intern with the firm. So, join LinkedIn and follow their profile to get more information about Accenture and have a look at the video below to get an insight on how it feels to be part of such a successful company!

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