In this Q&A, Chris Hutson--a summer intern with Accenture Federal Services in Washington, DC --shares his first impressions of Accenture while busting a few myths about internships.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm going into my senior year at the University of Virginia-- Go Hoos!--where I'm majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science.
Q: After two weeks on the job, what are your first impressions of Accenture?
A: Besides truly having the best people in the business, I’m beginning to realize how great the work atmosphere is. The people on my team expect complete, well thought-out and accurate work, but at the same time foster a fun and lively environment that makes it easy to look forward to coming into work.
Q: What's it really like to be an intern?
A: The idea that interns are just around to get coffee, answer phones and do busy work turns out not to be the case at Accenture. I'm doing the same work a new full-time hire would be doing. In one project, I am working directly with analysts, consultants and managers to implement a software upgrade for our client’s system, including data validation and system testing. In a second project, I am doing best practices research and developing a plan to help my team make the best use of the cloud to host its IT infrastructure. It's exciting, fun and fulfilling work and I'm glad to be a part of it!
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