GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 19, 2015) – Elliott Davis Decosimo is pleased to announce the firm was ranked second in the nation for best overall internships by Vault.com, an influential source of ratings and insights for students and professionals. This is the third consecutive year that Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks as having one of the best overall internship programs in the nation and the second year in a row the firm has ranked second, higher than any other accounting firm.
Vault.com surveyed 5,800 current and former interns about their internship programs to determine an overall score for their experience. The internship experience was rated in five different categories including quality of life, compensation and benefits, interview process, career development and full-time employment prospects. These ratings were then averaged to determine an overall score from 1 to 10 for each program. Elliott Davis Decosimo received a score of 9.66, up from 9.51 in 2014.
The Elliott Davis Decosimo seven week summer internship program, Envision, is designed to give participants an opportunity to explore potential career paths, build relationships throughout the firm and obtain valuable work experience in the public accounting field. The program is built around the Elliott Davis Decosimo mission of making a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities. During the program, students work with real tax and audit clients, complete an intern project, contribute to the community and participate in leadership development activities.
“Our number one goal is to recruit top students that wish to pursue our firm’s mission, vision and values,” said Director of Recruiting, Megan Wright. “Envision is designed to develop students and propel them onto a clearly-defined career path within Elliott Davis Decosimo. The program focuses on developing important soft skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and adaptability, in addition to technical skills. As potential employees, our interns get a true sense of what it’s like to work at Elliott Davis Decosimo.”