An Evaluation Of An Internship At The Firm Pricewaterhousecoopers ( Pwc )

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“Competing on Analytics” defines an analytical competitor “as an organization that uses analytics extensively and systematically to outthink and out execute the competition.”(1) Business analytics is a new way for companies to separate themselves from their competitors. I recently completed an internship at the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and will work there full-time upon completion of this program. PwC uses analytics to help solve complex business issues and to identify opportunities across different industries. PwC is the largest professional service company in the world and is part of the Big Four accounting firms. PwC operates in over 157 countries with more than 750 offices throughout the world.(2) PwC is structured into three service lines, which are Assurance, Advisory and Tax. The assurance practice audits almost 30% of the global fortune 500 companies.(2) The advisory practice is mainly consulting activities that cover strategy, cyber security and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. (2) These three practices generated $35.4 billion in revenue in 2015. (2) Position and Ability to Compete on Analytics Today, data is a growing asset that various businesses are having difficulty converting into a powerful strategic tool. Companies need help turning this data into valuable insight, which can diminish risk and enhance returns on investments. Companies are struggling to make sense and obtain value from their big data. Superior and reliable

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