Interview with Oscar Chim, Intern at Monitor Deloitte
Name: Oscar Chim
Company: Monitor Deloitte
Sector: Strategy Consulting
What inspired you to apply for the internship? Are you under a special internship (summer internship/department internship)?
I have always wanted to pursue a career in management consulting in the Arab region, mainly as a gateway to acquire fundamental business knowledge and, more importantly, the trends in various industries across the Gulf. I am a part of the summer internship program here at Monitor Deloitte.
Where did you see it advertised?
I did not see an advertisement, although I know the position was advertised at major universities in the US, Middle East, and Europe.
What was the application process like? Did you interview? How long did it take?
It began with the resumé submission in November 2015. I then had my interview in late February 2016, and received my acceptance in early March.
What does a typical day look like? Who do you work most closely with? What sort of tasks do you do?
There has not really been a typical day here at my internship. However, in general, I have been working on research-related tasks for a client project. I work most closely with my project team, especially my project manager and the consultants.
What do you think you’ve learnt from your internship?
So far, I have learned some trends in the Arab media industry and the essential national vision priorities of some Gulf Cooperation Council countries. This week, I will continue to work on the latter.
What advice would you give to people looking to apply?
Network with professionals in the field in which you are interested. I was particularly picky about being in the Middle East, so it helped me to narrow down my options.
What did you study at university?
I am actually entering my last year of university. My major is in Modern Middle East Studies.