The variety of projects across a number of industries and fields was one of the best aspects of the internship. Being exposed to and learning about so many companies allowed for what I think to be one of the best internship or pre-work opportunities available. Though Mercer specializes in human capital consulting, the number of different areas that fall under the human cap umbrella kept the work very interesting. Additionally, the people at Mercer were very willing to help me learn and grow from the experience, while completely trusting me with as much work as I appeared to be able to handle.
The only con that I identified during the internship experience at Mercer was its lack of structure. While this lack of structure allowed me to work on a large variety of projects, if I had not been staffed on certain key projects I feel I would not have gotten nearly the same experience as I did.
Advice to Potential Interns
If you are interested in exploring the consulting field, Mercer provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multiple industries. Though the program is a bit unstructured, having an entrepreneurial mindset going into the internship will provide great opportunity with the collegial atmosphere of the company.