alright… so it’s the recess week now for NUS. NTU’s and SMU’s only come next week.
time passes so fast, half a semester is gone, and before we know it, it’s time for the Finals… OMG! seriously this semester is crazy, with all the super packed modules and especially all requiring us to read one stack worth of readings so as to get ready for class. Don’t even have any extra time to do things I wanna do, like watch movies…. the last time i watched was on the Friday before CNY, when I know that I will be going to National Taiwan University for exchange… 😀
my mind is filled with TO-DOs at Taiwan, but not the TO-DOs for this semester which the latter is definitely more urgent than the former…
but anyways… haha 🙂 this post is about internship and all the applications i have made. not trying to say i’m kiasu, but well, just need to apply to all to increase your chances right… haha… below’s a pic of the internship applications i have made this year.
you will see that there’s 13. but only the 1st 12 are accounting related, to be used to fulfill my compulsory accounting internship, which all accounting undergraduates across all 3 local universities are required to fulfill (i suppose). rejected one of them which was offered to me without interview cos i thought that the learning opportunities there was little, and i do not want to limit myself to an accountant job. thought i should go try out as an auditor or a tax consultant during my internship.
so the nett total is effectively 11, based on the diagram above. but none of the got back to me. they may have said “CV received” but i really don’t know what’s the latest status. not sure if they update it though… haha 🙂 no interview, nothing… hmm…
i have also applied for the big4 internships, so that made it a total of 15. of the 4, i applied for pwc and deloitte’s audit dept and kpmg and ernst& young’s tax dept. so here’s how it is going as of now (this time when i’m typing this post)
- PWC: phail. nobody got back to me… i had to sit infront of a computer to finish up the application at one go, no saving allowed… 😦
- KPMG: hardcopy submission… went to stage 2 which was the online tests. did it at 11pm last wednesday… and it was seriously no joke lah… when u r tired and have to complete all the math and english questions… today was stage 3, the phone interview. everything went quite well, the interviewer seemed happy on the phone… and told me this was the supposedly last round of selection and i will be notified by school by 1st week of march if i’m shortlisted to intern there. this one maybe got chance 🙂
- Ernst & Young: online application. went for interview last tuesday at their office, it was awesome! had a good interview, or i would say, chat with the tax partner… really hoping that I will be able to get the EY Internship… i will know of the outcome anytime from this Friday to end of the month. Praying hard that I will be able to get this… 🙂
- Deloitte: online application, similar to EY which i can save whenever i want to. Went for interview on Monday… screwed it up entirely. Midway into the interview, she said that I was a frank and open (and blunt) person. didn’t realised what i had done wrong, only until i reached home after the interview. I had actually, during my explanation to her on my choice of departments to intern across Big 4, indirectly ranked Deloitte as No.4 out of 4. so i guess, chances for an audit internship at deloitte seems minimal for now, if not maybe even no chance… haiz…
hmm… so yah that’s about it. nothing much to add, what i can do now is just wait for the news to come in, hopefully let it be a good one… so nervous… worse than waiting for any of the national results, and even the university exam results.
back to my books for now… many stuff on hand to clear, project meetings tomorrow… need to do preparatory work as well.
Happy Wednesday to all! Take care! 🙂
Lian Jiahui Cheyne