“Walking into these professional environments as an intern, you see that being in the College of Arts and Letters, you’ve been given the foundation to succeed,” says Anna VanEgmond, a senior sociology and computer applications major at the University of Notre Dame.
During the summer of 2013, VanEgmond interned as an advisory technology consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services company headquartered in London. While her home office was in Chicago, she spent most of her time at client sites in Dallas and Indianapolis, working closely with both PwC’s business team and their technology team.
VanEgmond’s internship experience was supported by the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program, which she says “helped tremendously.” The grant program provides funding to sophomores and juniors who take internships anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
She appreciates the intellectual development she gained from the experience. “Working on different business problems really has given me the opportunity to grow and develop thinking skills,” says VanEgmond.
In August, VanEgmond will begin a full-time job as an IT security consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.
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