Lilli Newman is majoring in Business Economics and graduating in May 2018. After graduation, Lilli will be working as the Risk Advisory Staff at Ernst & Young in Austin, TX.
What is the position you have accepted? Risk Advisory Staff- IT Risk and Assurance
How did you find this position? I knew I wanted to be located in Austin, so I started reaching out to companies located there. I have a couple of friends working at EY and they suggested me for the position.
Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company. The interviewing process consisted of 3 rounds. The first was a digital interview where a question pops up on the screen and then you have a few minutes to record an answer. After being invited to the next round, I also attended several mixers with senior leadership and did an escape room event! My second round was a skype interview with a potential manager. The final round was flying out to Austin, where I had dinner with some of the team the night before and completed 3 interviews the next morning.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship): I know GPA isn’t everything, but having a stellar GPA really makes you stand out against other candidates. Not a single company hasn’t mentioned it and how they feel that I would contribute a great work ethic. However, having past internships and leadership positions on campus has also allowed me to showcase my success.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? The people! I met almost my entire team throughout the interviewing process and everyone was extremely welcoming. I really felt like the “fit” was right at this company and so was the team.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students? Actually attend class! Going to class and actively listening cuts your study in half, if not more. Plus, you are paying a lot of money for every hour your professors teach.