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Already have a winter internship lined up for M. Acct program?

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Hi guys,

MAC Program student here.

I've attended PwC San Jose's leadership program last year, so was extended an offer for a summer internship. But due to class scheduling conflicts, I am being given the option to switch it to a winter internship, which fits into the program.

The only problem is, if I take PwC San Jose's winter internship, then I cannot recruit with any other firms while I'm in school.

On the one hand, it'd be nice to not have to worry about securing a winter internship. And it's a great opportunity.
But, I have no plans to work in San Jose, and would actually prefer the northeast instead. Heck, I don't even feel like PwC is the right cultural fit...

Any suggestions?
Ya girl is feeling pretty torn :?

Originally posted by Ginkogirl on 17 May 2017, 09:09.
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New post 17 May 2017, 13:23
Moving the discussion to a slightly more relevant spot, though still not perfect.

The first thing to point out and admit, I am not very familiar with MAC and Internship requirements that come with it
Is the internship offer binding? If you take the PwC, could you get out of it? (my guess is you don't want to burn a bridge with PwC as there are only Big4 left). At the same time PwC is a great name on the resume to help get into another firm.

What is your ideal internship? Can you get it? Are you even wanting to work in Big4?
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bb, appreciate the move, thank you.

And to answer your questions, I don't have much interest in Big 4. I have heard lots of good things, and bad things, but feel for the most part that moving up the corporate ladder is not for me. I'm pretty happy to work at a small to mid-sized firm, making less, but with better work-life balance and more stability. Accounting isn't my passion, but it's interesting enough and I want to be able to focus on my hobbies more.

Ideal internship would be in the Northeast - places I'm looking at are: Indianapolis IN, Columbus & Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA.

I'm talking with HR tomorrow, so I think I can get out of it without burning bridges as they have been wonderful so far. And if I do decide to go Big 4 once I start grad school, I don't see an issue trying again with another regional PwC or Big 4 firm, I feel I have a good amount of interesting experience and interview skills (combined with the Kenan-Flagler career services) where it shouldn't be too difficult.

I think I'm most worried about the intense job recruitment at school and the "public accounting or bust" advice I keep getting.
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New post 17 May 2017, 20:53
I think they would very much understand your concern about moving to CA and perhaps could even help locating a position in an office on the East Coast. Geographic preferences are strong and I think if you are open about your location, they will be more than willing to help. Getting a PwC internship can help a lot with landing a job you are looking for.

With the economy where it is and the lack of people who can actually add numbers, I feel you have little to worry about in terms of Internship or Employment.
Good Luck!


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bb, appreciate the move, thank you.

And to answer your questions, I don't have much interest in Big 4. I have heard lots of good things, and bad things, but feel for the most part that moving up the corporate ladder is not for me. I'm pretty happy to work at a small to mid-sized firm, making less, but with better work-life balance and more stability. Accounting isn't my passion, but it's interesting enough and I want to be able to focus on my hobbies more.

Ideal internship would be in the Northeast - places I'm looking at are: Indianapolis IN, Columbus & Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA.

I'm talking with HR tomorrow, so I think I can get out of it without burning bridges as they have been wonderful so far. And if I do decide to go Big 4 once I start grad school, I don't see an issue trying again with another regional PwC or Big 4 firm, I feel I have a good amount of interesting experience and interview skills (combined with the Kenan-Flagler career services) where it shouldn't be too difficult.

I think I'm most worried about the intense job recruitment at school and the "public accounting or bust" advice I keep getting.

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