GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 6, 2014 – Elliott Davis, LLC is pleased to be recognized for providing one of the Best Overall Internships in the country by Vault.com, an influential source of ratings and insights for students and professionals. The Elliott Davis internship program ranks second, higher than any other accounting firms.
Vault.com surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their programs. The organizations provided program details while current and former interns rated their experiences in five areas including quality of life; compensation and benefits; interview process; career development; and full-time employment prospects. These ratings are averaged to determine Vault.com’s annual ranking for Best Overall Internships.
The Elliott Davis seven week summer internship program, Envision, is designed to give participants an opportunity to explore potential career paths within Elliott Davis, build relationships throughout the firm and obtain valuable work experience in the public accounting field. “We look to recruit top students in order to serve the clients we continue to attract to our firm,” said Human Resources Manager, Megan Wright. “Envision is designed to make the transition from student to full-time professional as seamless as possible. 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.”
Students begin their internship with orientation and training at corporate headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina. Throughout the summer, interns work in their local offices alongside Elliott Davis team members on career-related tasks, team presentations and community volunteer efforts. In addition, interns are assigned a team project to develop with their local group. This year, each group was tasked with creating a video that taught viewers about Elliott Davis’ specialty practices. The program ended with a celebration, where each video was presented and a winner chosen. The winning video will be shown at recruiting events and posted to social media.
Additional training programs at Elliott Davis include Encompass, a student leadership program for undergraduate students, and Engage, an onboarding integration experience for first year staff.
“Our mission at Elliott Davis is to make a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities,” said Chief Human Resources Officer, Bob Wilson. “Our program provides potential employees the opportunities to interact with colleagues across all levels and practices and focus on developing skills to help them have a meaningful career experience.”
Elliott Davis has been named among the Best Places to Work in South Carolina by SC BIZ and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for eight consecutive years. The firm was also named among the Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work as well of one the Healthiest Employers in Charlotte, Greenville and the Triangle.