Answered by Siobhan, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Monday, February 2, 2015
Good question. We look for candidates whose background matches the job descriptions and who are well rounded. Good grades are certainly important. But in addition, we also look for candidates who have relevant work, internship or volunteer experience, leadership skills, are involved in their campus or local community, participate in extra-curricular activities, etc. This variety of experience, ability to balance multiple activities and the skills learnt both inside and outside of the classroom help demonstrate multiple aspects of a candidate's character, interests and aptitudes.