Elliott Davis ENVISION Internship

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4.8 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (74 Intern Reviews)

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4.9 of 5 stars

Get experience in accounting with a firm that has great people, huge growth potential, and a great work-life balance.
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting quality hands-on experience with real clients while working around friendly people. The activities planned for interns that included social events and community service events were terrific.


Downers

One thing that would strengthen the internship program is to have more formal feedback throughout. For example, having each intern meet with someone to learn how they are doing as a whole would be good.


Advice to Potential Interns

Absorb as much as you can. Be friendly and introduce yourself to people around the office.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

A wonderful summer, learning more than I thought possible and having a great time doing it.
Greenville, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All the really fun summer activities that made me feel like I wasn't missing out on my summer. Being given challenging work that kept me interested.


Downers

Research was my least favorite part of the internship although I understand that in the field of accountancy research is required in order to keep up with new rules and be able to solve all the different issues you are confronted with on a daily basis.


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn as much as you can, stay organized, work hard, and don't be afraid to ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

So what made you want to work for Elliott Davis?

Why do you think Elliott Davis would be a good place to work for you?

What will you bring to the company?

What opportunities can the company provide for you?


Advice to Management

Management of the company could not have treated me better this summer.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Transformative
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the people I worked with, flexibility with my hours (especially during school), the amount of information I learned, one on one guidance, accessibility to high ranking coworkers, and of course, wonderful pay.


Downers

The only negative I can say about the internship was the lack of work at certain points in the internship. Some days I didn`t have work to do, but I was able to study for the CPA exam or my classes, which isn`t a bad deal at all. More or less grasping at straws with this one.


Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people as you can, develop relationships with these people, and pick their brains as much as you can. There are so many people at this office who relish the opportunity to help mentor you and guide you.


Sample Interview Questions

I was actually told to ask them questions, which is often more useful in learning about a potential employee. Students are trained on what to say more often than not. Having the potential employee ask questions is more revealing than a cookie-cutter answer supplied to them by an institution.


Advice to Management

Keep doing what you`re doing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

#1 Internship Experience
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to know everyone and seeing so many things that I learned in school be put into practice.


Downers

That it didn't last longer.


Advice to Potential Interns

The people and culture at Elliott Davis are great. The work experience is fun, but also challenging, which creates the perfect combination.


Sample Interview Questions

My interview consisted of getting to know several of the employers at Elliott Davis. In conversation, they asked questions, such as:

"What are your plans for the future, over the next year, 5 years, 10 years."

"What type of organizations are you involved in and what do you do within those organizations."


Advice to Management

My experience was great.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Great work- life balance, with real world experience and fun mixed in.
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the people that I worked with. Everyone that I worked with so helpful and understanding. They also allowed me to get the most out of every experience.


Downers

I honestly don't have any cons about the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be open to every experience and to every task, you will learn so much even doing the little things and by just listening to what everyone says.


Advice to Management

Training on who reports to who, who the interns should specifically report to and who should answer your specific questions.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Incredible Learning Experience
Charlotte, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The high level clients I was allowed to work on with the full time staff members. The year end trip to Charleston. The philanthropy projects we were allowed to do throughout the summer.


Downers

I do not have a response for this item.


Advice to Potential Interns

Get involved, meet new people, and have fun!


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who is not thought of as "easy to get along with".


Advice to Management

I enjoyed all aspects of the program, I am not sure I can say there is a specific area that needed attention or could improve.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

This is a twitter question and I hate twitter.
Richmond, VA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

People.


Downers

Too short


Advice to Potential Interns

Take the job


Sample Interview Questions

Didnt interview


Advice to Management

Better communication between offices


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

I learned the most about my industry, and myself that I have ever with a job
Charlotte, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Exposure to client work integrated with social activities and community service


Downers

We had too much down time and sometimes weren't busy.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would definitely recommend doing this internship. There are a multitude of opportunities and great people to connect with.


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5.0 of 5 stars

This internship taught me more about public accounting than any college class ever could.
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The experience gained from this internship is parallel to none. Elliott Davis doesn't make you go out and get coffee or make copies or do any of the other jobs that don't give you accounting experience. Instead, Elliott Davis throws you into the world of accounting with staff level work that you will be doing when you get out of college, which what all college graduates need in an internship.


Downers

I didn't like the fact that I didn't have the chance to get much client one-on-one interaction. I know this is because I don't have the experience yet but I still feel like it would have been great to do that.


Advice to Potential Interns

Elliott Davis is an organization that really takes care of you. They offer great benefits, pay and have a great family atmosphere within the office as well. You get to travel a little and you are not just sitting at a computer desk all day. I would recommend Elliott Davis to anybody wanting to pursue a career in public accounting.


Advice to Management

The one thing I think Elliott Davis could do better is to take the time to implement some kind of training before you are sent out to a client on an engagement. This would make interns ask less questions to seniors on the job and make the billable hours to client decline significantly.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Informational and great learning experience
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Just being hands on with everyday public accounting and working with a great staff.


Downers

I don't have any cons about this internship. It was a great experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

There is a great culture set in based at Elliott Davis. There is a great group of employee and are very good at what they do.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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