SIP Bay Area

This summer, I worked in management consulting at PwC. While I was placed in the Healthcare division, my projects spanned industries and sectors. My first project was a business assessment for a biotech company determining whether or not they should launch an authorized generic drug. The second project was for a tech company that is considering unifying their web marketing platforms across business units. I also had some exposure to the Business Development process for a beverage company. This wide spectrum of projects allowed me to experience consulting from multiple angles, including developing proposals to win work, concluding projects and finalizing deliverables for the client, and working through transition phases in a long-term project.

I am grateful for the opportunity I had to live and work in San Francisco this summer. Interacting with the Bay Area community, including Duke students, Duke alumni, entrepreneurs, and co-workers, was an eye-opening experience that provided me with a perspective of solving problems using technology.

I’m excited to get more involved in entrepreneurship at Duke and RTP in my last year at Duke.



Looks like everyone is doing interesting and unique things this summer. I’m looking forward to meeting many of you in person and hearing more about your work!

My name is Emily Pinnes and I’m a rising senior studying Psychology with minors in Economics and French. I’m really excited to be part of SIP this year and to be in the Bay Area for the first time.

I will be a Management Consulting Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers out of the San Francisco office. Interns are typically placed on projects in the Bay Area and work at the client site. My project has not yet been determined, so stay tuned!

I’m also interested in entrepreneurship and getting a feel for what life is like in Silicon Valley, so am looking forward to connecting to entrepreneurs at PwC and SIP.

Thank you!

Emily Pinnes