What are some of your daily job duties?
My daily duties include file maintenance, bank reconciliations, petty cash management, processing cash revenue, audit preparation and more.
What do you like most about your position?
My position as intern allows me to get some experience in every aspect of the office. I get to help out with accounts payable, accounts receivable, basic clerical duties, and even payroll. My job is never boring.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
I realized that internship/job opportunities are much closer than you may think. It is very important to work your contacts for networking opportunities in any way. Since ASD is a school, I never thought I could obtain a real accounting internship.
What has been most valuable about doing an internship?
This internship has solidified a lot of my previous accounting education, and given me a better understanding of the material. I feel that going back to classes in the fall will be a bit easier now that I have some real-world experience to refer to.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
I believe that all students should pursue an internship in their field of study before graduation, even if it is not required for their major. Getting the hands-on experience really helps to understand the information full-circle. Internships are also a great way to reassure that you actually want to pursue that industry/profession after graduation.