Accenture's three-year Student Empowerment Program (SEP) provides internships to minority students interested in careers in business and technology. In this Q&A, An Nguyen--an SEP intern in our Boston office--talks about her introduction to the program and her perception that, when it comes to fostering a sense of community at work, Accenture really walks the talk.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm a junior at Boston University ©, pursuing a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Operations Management.
Q: How did you feel when you first started your internship at Accenture?
A: I was a little nervous. Would I fit in with my coworkers? How would I be treated? Who could I reach out to if I ever needed advice? At the end of my orientation, I started a conversation with a full-time analyst at a networking event. Much to my surprise, she was from my hometown. We chatted about hanging out at the same places and what it was like to commute to the city. We both happened to be taking the same train home. She went out of her way to invite me to sit with her.
Q: What did you take away from that encounter?
A: Sharing college and professional experiences with my new friend helped me see that Accenture really is about the people. My first days at Accenture have been a great learning experience. I look forward to learning more about business, technology and consulting careers.
Learn more about the Student Empowerment Program and other internship and career opportunities at Accenture.