Exploring Internships with Accenture
It is always best to get to know companies that we want to work with sooner rather than later. The skill seminar with Accenture: “A Roadmap on how to Jumpstart Your Dream Career Through Internships” was held last February 10, 2021 and was a collaboration with the Enderun Office of Career Services. It aims to enlighten students about their future internship experience, and answer questions they might have about internships.
To start the event, Ms. Gaby Serquina, the Office of Career Services manager, delivered her opening remarks in which she explained the basic requirements for an Internship. For students who want to take their internship, there are two types of internships available to them: local and foreign, both of which have their own GPA requirement.. For the local internship the GPA requirement is 3.00 while for international internship the GPA requirement is 2.00. Ms. Gaby also mentioned the minimum hours to be rendered during internships in which the first internship the student must render 300 hours and for the 2nd internship the student must render 400 hours.
After the opening remarks one of the guest speakers Mr. Glen Dellera Jr. BSBA Major in Technology Management Batch 2019 from Enderun shared his experiences and encounters during his internship with Accenture. His hobbies include binge watching on Netflix and Youtube, volunteering work, and travelling. He was an associate software engineer during his internship with Accenture who specializes in the salesforce.
Accenture is an end-to-end service which provides a broad range of services such as strategy & consulting, interactive, technology, and operations. Mr. Glen was assigned in the salesforce department, salesforce is a cloud based software and it is a customer relationship management where they help connect their customers or partners. He also mentioned the activities on Accenture includes peer to peer sessions, training or case study, and real – time projects. Accenture does not only focus on the technical side but also on the business side.
Mr. Jose Jefferson Soriano, a graduate of BS Human Resource and Operations Management, gave us an in-depth knowledge of what Accenture offers to the students. He is a recruitment analyst and a campus delivery officer in Accenture and has been with the company for almost 8 years.
The company offers AIP or Accenture Internship Program where it provides students with virtual industry immersion. It brings together the passion, experience, and commitment to develop and nurture college students into market-ready talent. At the end of the program it is assured that all participants will have a foretaste of the Accenture career experience.
Mr. Soriano also mentioned the starter roles and career paths that they offer in Accenture. One of them is the Manila Operations which includes the customer service representative, data analyst, content moderation associate, and general accounting. These roles are responsible for the day to day operations of the company. The other one is the Manila Technology which includes the service desk associate and associate software engineer, they are more centered on dealing with system incidents and requests from customers as well as programming.
Learning is not limited inside the walls of your school but it also takes place outside Enderun. Let us include and allow ourselves to learn and grow during our internships, gain work experience, and build relationships. In every student’s journey in Enderun, an internship is always one of the most memorable one.