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Day in the Life: Interning at PwC (Tuesday Takeover)

Post is a part of the Day in the Life series – each post is written by a current UCLA Anderson student who shares their “Day in the Life”

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Hi everyone, my name is Shreya Pramanick and I’m a full-time MBA student at UCLA Anderson, and I’m very excited to host today’s Tuesday Takeover! This summer, I am interning at PwC in New York City. Before we get into a day in my life, here is some background on me. I grew up in Cupertino (home of the iPhone) and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Neurobiology. I then moved to San Francisco where I worked as a researcher in the biotech startup space for five years. I came to Anderson so I could leverage my industry experience and switch to consulting, so I’m very excited to be a part of PwC’s Pharma/Life Sciences R&D Advisory group. Check out my day below!

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8:30am: Arriving at the office. Depending on what the client’s needs are, I will either work out of my home PwC office in New York City or the client site. I’m staffed locally, so even when I do travel to the client site, it’s an easy travel day. When I work out of the home office, I usually try to book a workstation by the window so I can enjoy the gorgeous views of the city. The first thing I do is check in with the Senior Associate on my team to plan out my day, and then I get started on my workstream.

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1:00pm: Progress checkpoint with my engagement team. PwC takes career development very seriously and prides itself on helping employees grow by providing real-time feedback. This is especially important for people like me, who are brand new to consulting. I start by sharing what I feel I’ve done well and where I can improve, and the Senior Associate and Engagement Manager give me candid guidance to help me reach my goals. Besides them, I also have an entire Development Team, consisting of a Manager who is my Career Coach, a Director who is my Relationship Leader, and a Partner who is my Connectivity Partner. They are all there to help me navigate my internship, and I have regular check-ins with them as well.

4:00pm: PwC’s Promotion Day. Every year, PwC celebrates all the employees who were promoted with a company-wide celebration called Promotion Day. This year, one of the partners of our group hosted the entire team for drinks and games on his rooftop. It was a great way to get to know everyone from Associates to Partners outside of work, and personally congratulate all the team members we were there to celebrate.

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7:30pm: Intern Outings. While Suzanne (pictured here winning Giant Connect 4) and I are the only Anderson interns at the New York office, the entire intern class is huge and PwC hosts lots of outings for us to get to know each other. These range from happy hours to baseball games, and later this month, we will be going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Thank you so much for joining me on a day in my life!

— Shreya Pramanick ‘20


  • Hometown: Cupertino, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: B.S. Neurobiology — UC Davis
  • Pre-Anderson: Research and Development in the biotech industry
  • MBA Summer Internship: Pharma/Life Sciences R&D Adivsory – PwC
  • Post-MBA Goals: Healthcare Consulting with a focus on Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Leadership@Anderson: 1st year: Director of Admissions, Healthcare Business Association; 1st year Director, Admissions Ambassador Corps. 2nd year: VP of Admissions, Healthcare Business Association; VP of Marketing, Admissions Ambassador Corps; Consulting ACT Coach; IPT Coach, Management Consulting Association
  • Activities@Anderson: Women’s Business Connection, Out@Anderson, Anderson Craft Beer Club

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