Internship Spotlight: Victoria Leon de la Vega, Deloitte
Oct. 20, 2021
Victoria Leon de la Vega is an Accounting major graduating in the spring of 2022. This summer she interned with Deloitte as an Audit and Assurance Intern in San Francisco, California.
What was the process for getting this internship, job, or summer experience?
Big 4 recruiting process is not easy. It is intense and nerve-racking, which makes getting that internship offer that much sweeter! Deloitte had 3 rounds of interviews. 1 technical, and 2 personals. Depending on your office or practice, these can vary. I was able to navigate through this process with a lot of confidence that I obtained after joining AKPSI Professional Business Fraternity where I was constantly practicing interview questions and case analysis. All recruiters were kind and polite, but more importantly willing to help you out! The results you obtain from going through this process is truly a reflection of your work!
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
When I first started in my engagement group at Deloitte, we were working in converting a private company into public. Today, Doximity Inc. (a Medical Tech company) is part of the NYSE after having a successful IPO in mid June with the Assistance of Deloitte's Audit and Assurance partners. I was able to witness the process on converting an entity from private to public and assist through the auditing processes that the IPO entailed.
What did you find most challenging?
Working in an online environment was difficult since networking was strictly online. Many activities that would have been in person, were edited into online versions. Even though it was challenging at first, I was able to step out of my comfort zone and reach out to partners in many different offices thanks to the flexibility online learning provides.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar experience, or advice for future students to be successful?
Network, network, network! Do not be afraid to reach out to people, everybody was in your shoes once and they are more than likely willing to help you out! Speaking to people that are currently in the position that interests you is also a great way to further understand what that job would be like!
How did Eller prepare you for this experience?
Eller College of Management provided me all the tools necessary to excel in my internship. I was able to apply my knowledge from my BNAD classes to feel confident when sending professional emails to partners, as well as trusting myself when presenting to my intern class since I had previous experience from our case competition in first semester of Eller.