Apart from the project that was allotted to me, I was also given a Firm Initiative to work on. And there was no cap on the number of firm initiatives one could take up. I was engaged in three initiatives during my eight weeks and each one of them gave me the opportunity to learn something new. One of the initiatives required me to develop hands-on experience on a microsite development tool – something I had never used before. I realized that in my eight weeks here, I had slipped into the category of people who love the work that they do.
The flat culture of the organization was reflected in every stage of the internship programme. Every single practitioner, including the leadership, is extremely approachable and readily provided means to help us, interns, whenever we faced any roadblocks. In my discussions with some of the senior managers, I was able to gain better insights about the organization’s culture and ways to make the best of my time there. We were never afraid to ask the difficult questions. They call it ‘Culture of Courage’ at Deloitte and this is one of the many things that I took back with me. In the entire duration of two months, I was never treated like an intern. I enjoyed all the perks given to a full-time employee. I was assigned a counsellor which was one of the best things about my time there. My counsellor guided me through every step of the way and helped me grow professionally as well as an individual.
From feeling a little lost and overwhelmed on the first day to completing more than 300 hours on the project, connecting with practitioners across the globe, having the client appreciate your contribution to the team…interning with the biggest of the Big 4s has been a series of little victories! And as the saying in Deloitte goes, I am proud to say that this summer, I did #MakeItMatter.