The learning experience:
In the Forensics department, there are countless types of projects and knowledge to be gained. There was therefore, and naturally so, many concepts or projects I had not worked with before. And while the learning curve is steep, it makes it all that more rewarding when you finish projects – especially when you read about them in the news!
In terms of projects, I have been staffed on variety of them. The projects include examining cases of social dumping, researching how EU cyber policies can be implemented in companies, and writing reports on the financial risks of certain companies. And these are just some of many examples, which make up the tip of a larger Forensics & Integrity iceberg. The breadth of options, in my view, also builds upon the mantra of working at EY, which is that it is your career to build. And the really great thing is that you can decide yourself, what that looks like. To support this journey, another feature of the program is that you are designated both a buddy, and a counsellor. Your buddy is responsible for your day to day questions or concerns, while your counsellor will help you guide your overall career. Together, this help sets you up in the best way possible, and makes you ready to develop in the corporate world!
If you are considering the graduate programs at EY, the piece of advice that I would give would be to be proactive and curious. These two qualities will get you very far, and in my experience they are the foundation blocks of a great career at EY!
I hope you now know a little bit more about what it means being a graduate. But if all this blog did was create questions, then I encourage you to seek the answers by applying to the graduate program yourself!