Starting a Career Journey as a Research Intern at Deetken Insight

October 27, 2021
Noor Hussain is a second-year student in the University of Western Ontario’s Management and Organizational Studies Undergraduate program. Noor was a Research Intern with Deetken from May to August.

Take a look at what Noor had to say about her experience!

  1. What did you enjoy most about working at Deetken Insight?

This role gave me the autonomy to work independently and created opportunities to collaborate with my team on various client projects across multiple industries and sectors.

  1. What was something you learned that you were not expecting?

As a student who had just finished their first year of university, I did not expect to have the opportunity to learn about recent economic trends in intergenerational mobility as they relate to childhood outcomes and to be given the chance to prepare a report on this topic for our client. 

  1. How will this experience help shape your future career?

As a Research Intern at Deetken Insight, I gained exposure to the importance of rigorous analysis and professional report writing. In this role, I worked alongside Deetken partners on client projects in various industrial sectors in British Columbia, including forestry, technology, and energy. In this capacity, I completed key project deliverables concerning the current economic trends in intergenerational mobility and analyzed best practices for developing internal IT service desk processes for over 80,000 users. The work was really diverse and has contributed to my success in my academic studies and in my current role as a Private Equity Analyst at Skyline Growth Partners (fall internship).

  1. How would you describe our company culture?

Deetken Insight encourages an engaging culture on two fronts. In the work environment, Deetken promotes continuous learning and a culture of enrichment as the team is consistently working with clients in different industries and focuses on expanding the services and skillset the firm has to offer. As a team of experienced professionals, Deetken leadership also creates opportunities for employees to connect and build positive, lasting relationships.

  1. Would you want to work with Deetken again?

During my internship, I connected well with the team and was provided with meaningful guidance that I apply in my current role. I was also recognized by Deetken leadership for my contributions to various client projects and was given opportunities to expand both my knowledge base and my technical skills. I would love the opportunity to work at Deetken again! 

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