The journey began on the 16th of May, as I was fortunate enough to embark on the Tadarab internship program for summer of 2016.
First, we were all introduced to Deloitte and began to familiarize with its culture through the mini-Ahlan orientation. We got to meet our buddies, and were also shown the entire Beirut office, making us feel at home really quick.
The first part of the internship was characterized by intensive learning. This was an essential pre-requisite to work in the field. Learning about Deloitte’s ethics and independence codes, the Audit approach, and the different tools needed to perform the tasks is indispensable for a successful completion of the job. The working environment was friendly, and everybody was always willing to help me in order to improve in the best way possible.
I was assigned to a construction company with a team of five. First, I was given some background information on the client in order to best understand the tasks that I had to complete. I was also provided with excellent guidance regarding the different tasks and tests that comprise the audit. The team was supportive, action-oriented and dedicated, making the experience both productive and enjoyable.
The learning curve never ends at Deloitte, as you are constantly working with great people, with important and diverse clients, and in different industries. The Tadarab program is an amazing experience that offered me a great exposure to the field, developed my sense of professionalism and enriched my work ethic. I would recommend this internship to anyone looking for acquiring valuable knowledge and starting a successful career path.
By: Kayan Safa, “Tadarab” program intern, Deloitte, Middle East
“Tadarab” is a Deloitte Middle East talent development program that offers selected college students real-world experience and valuable learning opportunities. It exposes interns to actual work assignments and development through access to over 50,000 eLearning courses. An intern goes through an induction program (Mini Ahlan) and is assigned a buddy for the duration of the internship. Deloitte has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
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