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EY PAS - Portland - Workforce Advisory Intern - Summer 2021 in Portland, Oregon

PAS - Portland - Workforce Advisory Intern - Summer 2021


Requisition # POR00118

Post Date 2 days ago

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The People Advisory Services (PAS) Staff Experiences Program offers intern candidates like you an opportunity for a completely tailored, independently driven, and leadership-sponsored career path. As HR and business have evolved, so have our offerings. You will work on projects in a wide range of industries and sectors and provide clients with market leading expertise. The PAS Workforce Advisory practice collaborates with clients to address complex people-related issues and provides support through our core competencies – organizational change management; organizational design and workforce planning; HR transformation; payroll advisory; learning services; workforce management and time and attendance; purpose, culture and leadership; workforce analytics; and transactions. Whether you work in many of these areas or choose to gain expertise in one – your role at EY will be as unique as you are.

In Workforce Advisory, you will master the fundamentals of professional services from a people perspective. You will develop skills by capturing change impacts, developing training, supporting organizational design and transformation, and gauging business readiness. We enable client success by effectively preparing clients for change and driving strategy.

In your first few years you’ll assess complex client challenges, benchmark against competitors, advise on leading practices, and guide clients through implementations, transactions, and transformations. Even in your first year, you will help engagement leaders gather and analyze meaningful data, identify risks, enable successful project management, and learn how businesses operate. At EY we trust our employees to deliver exceptional work – allowing entry-level employees to prove they can perform well beyond their years.

The opportunity

We help clients understand, secure, and improve their people agenda. As part of our team you’ll support organizations’ adaptation to key market trends like the growing emphasis on the employee experience, digital technology enablement, innovation, and the globalizing workforce. From day one you’ll work with clients across the spectrum in industry, size, culture, and region. Likewise, you will partner with analysts, partners, interns and client executives to help build a better working world. Access to extensive resources and tools which will add momentum to your career at a highly accelerated pace.

What to Expect

Expect the unexpected! One of the most important qualifications for this role is to be able to adapt quickly to a fast-paced and highly unpredictable environment. While our recent client engagements have commenced in a virtual environment, you’ll typically be expected to travel to the client site 80% of the time. You will need to have the confidence to work collaboratively to produce a deliverable that benefits both the client and the team, even under constantly changing conditions. The ability to excel with ambiguous roles and duties is also critical for success. With all of this being said, you can expect to work with team members who have invaluable information to teach and who can learn from you as well.

Your Key Responsibilities

Your daily responsibilities will depend on your project but in general you’ll have responsibilities in these key areas:

  • Knowing your stuff – EY methodologies, industry best-practices and news, and client-specific info. It is critical that everyone on our team has the knowledge he or she needs to help our clients. Don’t worry – you’ll be building on your current education and expertise with EY training, resources, and cutting-edge thought leadership

  • Advising clients – the backbone of what we do, working well with and strategically influencing clients is crucial for success. You’ll need to have exceptional people skills and the ability to present yourself and your ideas confidently in a variety of settings

  • Solving real problems – although problem solving on college exams may be over, our clients still face challenges that need to be solved. Critical thinking, situational reasoning, and practical solutioning is required, often under tight deadlines. A cool head combined with strong analytical skills is a must-have

  • Working with technology – every project involves some level of tech know-how. Comfort around technology and a willingness to build these skills helps us to remain at the forefront of innovation

  • Supporting EY growth – while the majority of our time is spent with external clients, you’ll also work on internal initiatives such as business development and NextWave, our ambition to create long-term value for our clients, our people and society

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A strong academic record and progress towards an undergraduate or graduate degree that EY deems relevant to this position (this can range from human resources to information systems to business)

  • Desire to learn quickly about a new topic – chances are you’ll be unfamiliar with the industry, client, or technology you’ll be working with, so curiosity and openness to new ideas are important

  • The ability to leverage your experience – your education, previous work history, and cumulative life experiences give you a unique view of our clients’ issues

  • A willingness to travel – up to 80% as well as work in excess of standard hours when necessary

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills – asking the right questions at the right time is key for unearthing our clients’ most immediate needs

  • Effective project management skills – managing a project plan, raising risks, and adhering to a deadline are all tasks that will be encountered on the job

  • A valid US driver’s license

  • Excellent teaming skills – adaptability toward new perspectives, working styles, personalities, and cultures. We don’t just discuss our values and team-focused culture, we live them every day

  • Demonstrated understanding of the role – this includes EY’s business, the consulting industry, and our end-to-end offerings

Ideally you’ll also have

  • A deep-seated need to drive for results and efficiency and have fun while doing it

What we look for

We look for unique, insightful perspectives to bring value to our clients. We also look for those who are able to ask the right questions at the right time, think on the fly, and enjoy a team environment. Are you someone who would describe themselves as a game-changer, thought-leader, or passion-follower? Do you choose to exceed expectations in all you do, even when it involves working beyond the traditional 9-5? We don’t expect you to have all the knowledge, rather, we look for those who are genuinely interested in EY and our clients’ needs and are able to present the information they’ve gathered in clear, meaningful presentations.

What working at EY offers

If you join EY full-time after your internship, we offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the profession

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career

  • Gained flexibility through two-way communication and commitment with your engagement teams

About EY

As a global leader in assurance; tax; strategy and transactions; and consulting services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today

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