Then apply now for an internship!
Have we got you interested? Then applying online is only a click away – preferably about six months before you would like to start your internship with us. If audit is your field of interest, we would recommend an internship running from October to April. We have lots of work available then, which means plenty of real opportunities for you to gain practical experience.
As an intern, you will get a look behind the scenes as a full member of the team. After two “Welcome Days”, on which you learn the most important things about PwC, you’ll get to grips with your tasks with your coach and your buddy. Then you’ll quickly take on responsibility in your team and towards our clients. In order for you to develop your full potential, your team colleagues will challenge and support you every day, give you regular feedback and make sure that you get the most out of your internship, professionally and personally.
In addition, we organise various social events, networking events and seminars. The highlight is the Internship Day, on which all Swiss interns come together, get to know each other better and experience an eventful day.
The experiences you made at PwC, the relationships you developed, the trust you built within your team and network have a lasting effect. Become a member of our Talent Community and stay in touch with PwC.
What’s in it for you? A lot:
Here you’ll find practical tips from our PwC employees related to your studies and starting a career.
“Try to be open, curious and interested even if a subject doesn’t particularly appeal to you at first. You might just find it arouses new interests.”
“Choose your studies and then a job you love, and you won’t have to work a day in your life!”
“If you want to do well in your finals I think it’s important to eat well and always try and enjoy your time at university!”
Find out where your courses will take place, when you will be doing your exams, and who your lecturers and professors will be. There are various ways of staying up to speed, from traditional calendars to apps.
You can improve your chances in any exam by taking good notes. But don’t note every word. Note the most important points in keyword form. The best thing is to think actively, analyse what’s being said and summarise it as you listen. File your notes by date and keep them in a safe place.
Get an overview of the material and divide the various sections into smaller portions. Planned breaks and smaller achievements along the way are good for your motivation and concentration. So it’s important to have a hobby as a balance to your studies. For example schedule enough time for exercise to recover from the stress and pressure.
There are different ways of studying, but it’s important to choose a method that suits your personality and helps you systematically reach your goal. You may find you do better in a study group, with flash cards or mind maps, or simply by reading. Of course you can also combine different approaches.
Whether you’re doing an oral or written exam, be confident and secure. Believe in your own abilities and in what you’ve learned in the preceding days, weeks or months. Be disciplined but at the same time calm and relaxed. Get enough sleep, eat healthily, and drink plenty of water. Good luck!
In your first few days it’s important to get to know your team and new colleagues, understand the processes, and work out where your job and position fit in. Ask questions to make sure you’ve understood everything, and in your first few days make sure you just listen rather than making “smart” suggestions that might make you look like a know-all.
Draw up a list of the names of your colleagues and customers, and write down your tasks and tips on how to deal with specific jobs and administrative procedures.
Actively approach people and show an interest in them as a person and what they do. This will help you understand how things fit together, and will enable you to develop personally and professionally.
Get involved in discussions, ask questions, come up with your own ideas and show initiative. Don’t forget that in terms of your career you’re the one in the driver’s seat.
Ask your coach and your team for regular feedback. This shows you’re interested in developing, and also makes it easier to work with people as a team.
Be motivated and have a positive attitude. Show that in hiring you they’ve chosen the right person.
Start making contacts even before you’ve finished studying. Rather than limiting your network to your own subject, make contact with people on other courses and in other faculties as well. This will give you a good insight into different themes and issues and a better grasp of complex structures and how things fit together. This understanding will make it much easier to get into conversation with many different people.
Be open and honest when you talk to new people. For example tell them you’re looking for an internship. The more people know, the better the chances new opportunities will open up for you.
Make sure not just to talk about who you are and what you do, but listen to the other person as well. Networking’s not just about creating new opportunities for yourself, but about helping other people as well.
Networking’s not necessarily about meeting as many new people as possible, but about making contact with the right people. Once you’ve made contact you should also make sure you maintain contact.
Small talk should always be positive. Avoid sensitive topics like politics, religion, your world view, death or illness, and don’t bad-mouth or complain about other people.
Use social media platforms such as Facebook, XING and LinkedIn to network and maintain contact with people. But make sure you only use your private profile for private purposes, and protect this information from strangers. When it comes to your business profile you should make sure to use a professional photo and keep personal data such as your education and training, career milestones and interests up to date. Here too, remember that holiday snaps and party photos have no place in your professional profile.
Human Capital Marketing & Recruitment, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 46 59