I had the privilege of embarking on an accounting internship journey with this firm. From start to now, this internship surpassed my expectations and offered an unparalleled learning environment that not only honed my skills but also set me on a path towards a fulfilling career. My experience was nothing short of exceptional. In fact, my internship blossomed into a full-time opportunity that opened doors to even more growth within the company. This firm recognizes and rewards potential, making every effort to empower interns to rise to their best selves.
What I wish was different
Reflecting on my internship, I can honestly say that there's nothing I would have wanted to change. Something that stood out to me was the hands-on experience I gained. Unlike other internships where interns are assigned mundane tasks, I had the chance to work on real engagements from inception to completion. This level of responsibility not only gave me a genuine taste of the accounting world but also equipped me with invaluable skills that I can carry with me into my future career.
If I were to offer advice to those considering an internship at this firm, I would emphasize the paramount importance of communication. In this role, effective communication on both personal and professional levels is key to success. Being organized and proficiently conveying the status of engagements is crucial for the team's efficiency. Embracing a learning mindset is also vital, especially given the ever-evolving nature of accounting practices and software. Don't hesitate to ask questions when clarity is needed; it's a sign of dedication to your own growth.
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November 2016 - December 2017 • Hunt Valley, MD
What I liked
I worked on real engagements from start to finish, busy work was not what was assigned to the interns. There were countless training sessions that helped to expand my knowledge on the various accounting software and tax regulations. The partners have a comprehensive understanding that technical skills in this position come with years of experience. This is what makes them so good at their jobs, because of their willingness to teach and help YOU grow in your position.
What I wish was different
Nothing - I loved my internship experience with this company. The internship turned into a full time opportunity which led to even more opportunities and growth within the company.
Communication is key in this position, on both a personal and professional level. Staying organized and communicating the status of engagements is essential. You also have to be willing to learn and expand your knowledge on ever-changing accounting topics and software. Ask questions when you do not understand something. As long as you show an interest and willingness to learn, you will be successful in this position.