Expedition EY: Exploring Consulting as a Career Option

Expedition EY: Exploring Consulting as a Career Option

EY realizes that as a freshman or sophomore, you might have a lot of questions about career options and which career best suits you. If you’re considering a professional services career such as management consulting or technology, the Expedition EY program can help you explore these careers.

The U.S. arm of EY offers Expedition EY, a program encourages freshman and sophomore college students who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply and get exposure to the business and technical skills needed to thrive in a consulting environment.

In this EY Expedition program article, we’ll discuss:

  • What is the EY Expedition program?
  • What should you expect by enrolling in the program?
  • Who should apply for the program?
  • How to make the mose of EY Expedition.

Let’s get started!

What is EY Expedition?

EY is one of the Big 4 accounting firms. It has two consulting arms.  EY-Parthenon, its strategy consulting arm, which does projects similar to McKinsey, Bain, and BCG, including strategy, marketing, organization, operations, transformations, and mergers & acquisitions. Its Advisory Services group also has a consulting arm which does projects more focused on implementation including performance optimization, technology implementation, financial services consulting, and risk transformation.

The EY Expedition program is an online, gamified program that aims to bring together a diverse group of peers to learn and explore various career opportunities in professional services. It is not just an online on-demand course, but takes a holistic and personalized approach to skill building and career development. 

You can also gain access to scholarship opportunities.

The program brings together:

  • Interactive and gamified virtual experiences
  • A customized learning journey to build your business acumen and develop the technical skills which will help you thrive in a professional environment (such as interviewing and presentation skills)
  • Skill-based tasks to test and hone your skills 
  • A chance to unlock additional experiences to develop team-building and to interact with EY professionals

What Can You Expect in the EY Expedition Program?

The EY Expedition program has two tracks – business and technology. The business track develops skills focused on building your business acumen and problem-solving. The technology track teaches essential technical skills for today’s digital environment.

Irrespective of the tracks, you get a chance to hone general skills like effective communication and presentation. 

Based on your interest and academic background, you can choose the track that best suits you.


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Are You Eligible to Apply?

The EY Expedition program isn’t a typical internship or diversity program. It gives you a chance to develop relevant skills at your own pace to help you in your professional journey without restricting yourself to a specific timeline. The following criteria can help you decide if you are eligible for the EY Expedition program:

  • 3 or more years away from graduation.
  • Pursuing or intend to pursue a degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Math, Statistics, Technology, Computer Science, or a related subject.
  • Business track – open to all, but students who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Technology track – open to all, but students who identify as Black, Latinx, Native American, female, trans, or nonbinary are highly encouraged to apply.

Should You Apply?

The EY Expedition program is an opportunity for you to get a flavor of professional services and gain skills to help you with your career. It can help you:

  • Develop yourself based on your interests at your own pace.
  • Build your business acumen and technical skills. 
  • Learn more about consulting as a career.
  • Build a strong network with professionals.
  • Understand how EY works and if it could be a right fit for you.

If the above interests you and aligns with your career aspirations, give the EY Expedition program a shot!

How To Make the Most of the EY Expedition Program

  1. If EY looks right for you, use the program to show your interest. Taking advantage of the program will be noticed when you apply for internships and full-time opportunities. Even if EY doesn’t look like a good match for your goals, the skills learned will be valued at other firms.
  2. Make contacts. Your peers in the Expedition program will be moving though the career search timeline with you. Take advantage of this to find people with similar interests. You might be able to practice consulting case and fit interviews with them. 
  3. Network with EY professionals. Learn what drew them to work for EY and what they enjoy about the job.

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In this article, we’ve covered:

  • EY Expedition Program
  • Expectations for the program
  • For whom is the program suitable
  • How to make the most of it

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