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Skidmore's Youngest EY Interns Encourage Peers: Go for it!

September 22, 2020
by Pam Fisher, Associate Director of Employer Outreach & Strategic Communications

EY logoReturning for a fourth consecutive year, top professional services employer, EY,  is recruiting Skidmore talent once more. 

One of the largest professional services networks in the world, EY is a global leader in assurance, consulting, strategy and transactions, and tax services.  The company is considered one of world's most attractive employers to college students, recognized for its professional training and development, opportunities to take on challenging work and for being a good reference for future careers.

Skidmore students are encouraged to apply for EY opportunities through September 30 at 5:00 p.m.

EY is accepting applications from Skidmore for four positions, all of which will be either based out of Hoboken, NJ and/or New York City:

Two resume and cover letter preparation sessions have been scheduled by Kim Crabbe, Associate Dean of Career Development, to prepare potential applicants: 

These sessions are highly recommended for prospective applicants.

Skidmore continues to develop a strong alumni network at EY, having seen several graduates recruited to the firm's prestigious Business Consulting Program.  Skidmore has also seen juniors invited to EY's summer internship programs, leading to permanent job offers. 

Most recently, EY offered internships to two Skidmore students, Novilhelha Moleni and Aminatu "Toyin" Koleoso, both of whom were in their sophomore years.  This particular internship program welcomed students two years or more from graduation, providing entry-level, interactive experiences with some of the best, brightest and most diverse college students nationwide.

Learn more about the experiences of Skidmore's youngest students to access EY's internships:

Novi
In Her Own Words

Novihelha Moleni '22

EY Intern- Summer 2020

Hometown: Lilongwe, Malawi
Major: Management and Business

Says Novie:

"After my freshman year, I had attended nearly every program the Career Development Center (CDC) had organized, and I also utilized  the Career Advisor Network to connect with different alumni and have coffee chats with them.  

I also used the Career Advisor Network to connect with different alumni and have coffee chats with them.
Novie Moleni '22

I learned about EY when the CDC organized Consulting 101, and also from my mentor, Professor Colleen Burke.  I first went to the EY information session that was presented by Skidmore alumni employed at EY, and then went to the amazing Consulting 101 program where I met more EY professionals who had attended Skidmore.

Novihelha Moleni attends Super Day at the New York City EY headquarters in 2019.

Novihelha Moleni eattends Super Day at the New York City EY headquarters in 2019.

Learning about EY from Skidmore alumni helped me to better understand the company culture.  I applied for an internship as a sophomore, and I was fortunate to go to the New York office for my super day. 

As an intern in her sophomore year, I knew my experience was going to be different from the client-serving internship that one would get in a junior year. Through the program, I gained experience in financial services office consulting, and had the chance to network with a lot of EY professionals.  

Despite the pandemic, and the internship being remote, my internship had several up-skilling projects and I was able to learn  how to use Microsoft Power BI and Design thinking.  I gained certification in the EY Data Visualization Badge, EY Banking and Capital Markets Badge and EY Design Thinking Badge.

I highly encourage everyone to apply for the EY opportunity regardless of major.  EY welcomes sophomores for entry-level internships, client-serving roles for juniors,  and full-time roles for seniors.  EY is great place to build your career, and the people are welcoming. The firm has recently been listed as the number one company for working parents, which shows you the support and opportunities they give their employees."

Toyin
In Her Own Words

Aminatu “Toyin” Koleoso '22

EY Intern- Summer 2020

Hometown: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Major: Management & Business

Says Toyin:

"This past summer I had the opportunity to intern with EY as a sophomore. My internship program was a diversity program that gives minority sophomores and juniors the opportunity to learn about Corporate America, while preparing them to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Although my internship with EY lasted for only four weeks, I had an incredible experience. Throughout the internship program, I experienced professional development from systematic networking, transformational outstanding leadership skills, and I learned and practiced data analytics and visualization.

Before interning with EY, I had no idea of what to expect, since it was my first professional internship that I have experienced. The firm and people indeed represent its motto “Creating a Better World.”

Honestly speaking, when my friend Novilhelha Moleni asked me to apply for the internship (previously called the Launch program), I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about the application process because I had applied to over 40+ internship positions with both smaller and larger firms and I either was not selected or only made it to the second rounds for interviewing. So with EY, I was very reluctant at first because it is a BIG 4 company.  But I decided I didn't care if EY is a 'Big 4' or not, my 40+ rejections wouldn't stop me from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And I am happy EY gave me the opportunity to find my passion in corporate America.

I decided I didn't care if EY is a 'Big 4' or not, my 40+ rejections wouldn't stop me from seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
Toyin Koleoso '22

For students interested in applying to EY, I would say “Go for it!” The company may just invest in your potential, plus only you will know if the firm is a great fit for you or not.  But you'll never know if you don't try."

For the fall 2020 semester, the CDC remains open for virtual appointments Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.  For more information on how to make an appointment, click here.  CDC staff are in office (Starbuck 206) on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.