Internship with Big-4 as an international student. Brief Odds...?
I am an international student who just enrolled in a low-mid class university (recieved the AACSB accreditation not too long ago, which i see as a benefit at least to some extent) in the United States as a sophomore. I am orignially from Germany.
- I speak German and Russian fluently and am right now taking Spanish.
- I don't have any relevant working experience (maybe worth mentioning 9 months of service for the German Army but I doubt that this is of huge importance...)
- I expect to graduate with GPA 3.2+ (this is more than realistic) with a major in accounting
So, given this very "skinny" resume, and taking into consideration that I probably would have to get heavily involved in extra curricular activities in the next and the following semesters, what are my chances on getting a summer internship at the Big-4 in audit between my junior and senior year? Do the Big-4 even offer that, because it would suggest that they would have to "sponsor/support" me with a working visa.
What about a graduate position after graduation?
Does the fact that my institution is everything but top tier drastically reduce my chances?
Is my ability to speak diffrent languages of big impact or is it more of an "eye-candy" and not more than that?
Would a summer internship in Germany prior to applying for the Big-4 one increase my chances?
Thank you for your time,