Internship Spotlight – Thomas O’Kane, Deloitte

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Thomas O’Kane is an Accounting and MIS double major set to graduate in May 2020.  This summer he interned for Deloitte as a International Operational Risk Advisory Intern in Sydney, Australia and Phoenix, Arizona.

How did you get this internship?

A couple months after accepting an internship with Deloitte’s Phoenix, Arizona office for the summer, I then received an application for their International Internship Program. This application is sent out to the thousands of Deloitte interns from across the U.S. and 18 are selected.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

My favorite part was getting to experience Australia and meet some amazing colleagues from both here, in the U.S., and abroad. The opportunity of getting to network and see how business works on a global scale is unparalleled.

What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?

I would definitely say that if a student is looking for a similar internship, it is best to be: open-minded, humble, straight-forward, a critical thinker, and hard-working.

Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience?

This international internship was one of the greatest experiences of my life.