Deloitte Internship Process – Business Technology Analyst Intern – Pratyush Singh
Pratyush Singh, Business Technology Analyst Intern, Deloitte shares his experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your internship procedure at Deloitte (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
The internship procedure at Deloitte is a three round procedure. The first round was a computer based MCQ test, that tested our verbal, analytical and logical skills. This round was a breeze and not at all tedious. You don’t need any preparation or prior knowledge for this kind of tests. You just need to be intuitive and have the capacity for logical reasoning.
The second round was the Case Study and the Group Discussion. Personally,this is the round I found the most challenging since it involved coordinating with other people and working in a team. after being divided into groups of about 6, each group was given a case study and were asked to discuss and draw the Software Development Life Cycle of the project given in the case study (A fancy term which means nothing more than detailing the end to end steps needed to plan and execute the entire project).
Subsequently, we were asked to give a presentation based on the plan that we’d decided on during the GD. About 10-12 candidates were selected for the final round from the GD. The final round was the Personal Interview. And honestly, the personal interview round is extremely ‘chill’. They looked at my resume at the entire interview was based on what I’d put up on my CV. So it helps if you have prior experience working on projects. They tend to focus on that. Finally, I was shortlisted along with 4 other people and thus, ended the internship procedure for Deloitte.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest internships?
Truthfully, I just winged it. I hadn’t actually aimed for a non tech internship and I didn’t really plan or prepare for this internship, and it really isn’t needed. You just need to be good at debates and/or group discussions and be relaxed, composed and think analytically…during the MCQ round; during the group discussion, when various points are raised; during the presentation when you’re cross questioned and during the PI. This probably is a very cliched advice – ‘be relaxed and calm’, but it really makes a difference.
How did you prepare for the internship season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the internship season?
To prepare for the internship season, I worked on various projects. I worked in a start-up, I tried my hand at a start-up, I developed an Android game and other similar projects. I didn’t really do algorithmic coding or practiced on competitive programming websites, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t either. It really is important and helps a lot, regardless of the profile you’re building.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good internship at NSIT?
Academics are immensely important. If you have a good percentage, the difficulty of securing an internship is cut down to half. It is advisable to maintain a decent enough percentage. There are companies that actually shortlist candidates based on their percentage.
What all internships and projects you did while in college? How did you get them?
In my first year, I developed a website for a start up called 4 grams Technologies. It was a basic WordPress site, but that caught my interest in web development. I moved on to making more websites and made one for Finmechanics at the start of the second year. At the end of my second year, I interned at a start up called Appsperts Mobile Technologies as an Android app developer, and it fascinated me so much, that I went on to build an Android game called PopTiles (though a simple one) along with a friend and released it on the App Store. To get these kinds of internships or projects, you just need to build your skill set. You’ll come across a lot of such interesting projects.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
Sure. Don’t follow the rat race. Do you own thing. Don’t let anyone scare you into conforming. Explore and find what you like. Find your proverbial ‘passion’. Yet, at the same time, don’t be an unnecessary hipster. Do maintain a good percentage. Do take part in various competitive competitions if you’re aiming for a tech profile, or debates and GDs, if a non-tech career is your thing. Don’t shun what others do altogether. Pay heed to what your friends do or tell you and decide for yourself. Cheers.