Navigating a virtual internship
October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021
With almost everything going virtual including internships, you may be wondering: what has changed and what should you do to prepare for it? In this article, we will be sharing various tips that we believe will be useful as you embark on your Accenture internship! Without further ado, let’s zoom right into it:
The main difference between the current and previous internship arrangements is that you will be primarily working from home. Fret not, as you will not be left to your own defenses!
Upon joining Accenture, you will be onboarded by our friendly campus recruiters. During the orientation, they will help you know the organization better and equip you with the tools and resources to get started.
You will also be attending check-in sessions where you can discuss career goals and performance expectations with your manager. These “checkpoints” also serve as great opportunities for you to request additional resources or support that will help bring out your best performance.
Along the way, you can tap into various learning resources such as our online e-learning portal, and join our virtual Learn over Lunch sessions to continuously upskill yourself during your time with us.
Even though the internship is largely virtual, you can still expect to:
I appreciate how my mentor scheduled fortnightly check-ins. Despite not being on the same project team, he ensured that I was achieving the goals that I have set during the onboarding process. In addition, there are opportunities to be staffed on multiple projects where you can get exposure to different industries. You will also be given some form of autonomy to decide what you wish to learn, depending on the availability of projects.
Jie Min Cham
"My internship experience at Accenture has been amazing as I am working with a great team and have had boundless learning opportunities. Despite having to work from home, my mentor and the teams I have been working with have been very accommodating from my first day. They would also regularly check in with me on how I have been progressing. I enjoyed learning from our meetings and the tasks that I’ve been working on. I am really thankful to my mentor for giving me opportunities to get involved in our project and learn how the different teams work together."
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