Spending a summer in Tax
By Eoghan Fox, Tax Intern
What to expect
My name is Eoghan Fox and I recently joined the tax department in Deloitte as part of the intern group. I must admit that on my first day I really didn’t know what to expect. Having recently completed two taxation modules in college, I was eager to see how relevant these would be in the real working world.
Starting with so many other interns was daunting but the firm really helped us get to know each other with plenty of social events and training days. I started alongside 6 other interns in my department which made it easier to integrate.
We were allocated to a certain number of clients on the first week. I would be responsible for the work on this client and had to liaise with a trainee and director who were also allocated to the client. This was something I had yet to experience in university but enjoyed the sense of responsibility of being allocated to my own clients.
Work life balance
Work life balance is one of the most important elements of any job for me. While the work in the office can be quite intense at times it is very important for me to have time to go to the gym, play golf and really enjoy my summer as much as possible.
I find it is essential to have a routine in place especially when working in a Big Four firm. By having a strict routine in place, I find it allows me to get the most out of my day and essentially means I am more productive.
Travel is one of my real passions and I hope to have travelled to every continent by the time I am 30. Last summer I travelled to South East Asia for 7 weeks with four of my college friends. This was genuinely one of the best experiences I have ever had. We travelled to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand spending a little over 2 weeks in each country. All in all it was a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to anyone.