Class of 2022
At present Finding out: BBA/MBA in Public Accounting
Present Internship and Title: Assurance Intern at EY
Previous Internship: Accounting Intern at OPAL
For a lot of Public Accounting college students, touchdown an internship at a Huge 4 agency is a dream. Lubin College of Enterprise scholar Meaghan Petrie turned that dream right into a actuality after attending a Profession Providers occasion. Now, she’s planning on graduating early this December with a view to kickstart her profession as quickly as doable.
How has the Lubin College of Enterprise helped you put together in your present internship?
My expertise on the Lubin College of Enterprise has ready me in some ways for my present internship. Lubin affords so many alternatives for college students to get entangled and get real-world expertise whereas studying from the very best professors. Two sources that I feel are essentially the most impactful are the Middle for Scholar Enterprise (CSE) and the audit simulation in Superior Auditing Practices with Professor Ray Reisig. Throughout my sophomore 12 months, I used to be the Chief Monetary Officer of Tempo Delivers. By this expertise, I realized run a enterprise, put together monetary statements on QuickBooks, and current at board conferences. In my Superior Auditing class, we spent the whole semester finishing a mock audit simulation because the persevering with auditor of a shed manufacturing firm. We utilized the ideas we realized to create workpapers primarily based on supporting proof to make an opinion on the monetary statements. I realized a useful quantity from each experiences.
What attracted you to this internship?
Profession Providers held an off-the-cuff espresso chat with a accomplice from EY throughout my sophomore 12 months after I began taking a look at internships with public accounting companies. I loved the dialog a lot that I left understanding EY is the place I wished to finish up. Even through the interview course of with the Huge 4 accounting companies, I loved each dialog I had with everybody at EY. The workers and the tradition set the Huge 4 accounting companies aside and I knew EY was the suitable match.
Describe what a typical day appears to be like like as an intern at EY.
At EY, on daily basis is totally different. Sooner or later we may very well be within the Stamford, Connecticut workplace and the subsequent we may very well be within the NYC workplace—and even at a shopper’s workplace. I work on totally different duties that embrace inner controls, walkthrough proof, and independence documentation. On prime of the audit work, we undergo trainings and webcasts and meet with varied workers.
What has been the spotlight or most satisfying side of your internship to date?
I do not suppose I might pinpoint one particular side that has been the spotlight of my internship to date. I’ve actually loved my engagement staff. They’re extremely enjoyable, educated, and useful. Moreover, the Stamford workplace has organized many occasions for the interns to get to know each other and different workers within the workplace. For instance, we have had a scavenger hunt, an ice cream social, a pasta making class, and even exercise courses. Additionally, at EY, they make the interns really feel at residence and like an integral a part of the staff. By the varied enjoyable occasions, counselors, and buddies, there are such a lot of individuals to assist, assist, and information you—not solely by EY, however by your profession and private objectives, too. They need the very best for you, whether or not EY is in your future or not.
On prime of interning at EY, you might be additionally taking 4 summer time programs. What motivates you to work onerous?
My family and friends inspire me to work onerous. They assist me in every part that I do, and I wish to proceed to make them proud. Moreover, I like to remain busy and push myself. I do know I can accomplish something that I put my thoughts to. Constantly transferring ahead and placing within the effort will permit me to achieve my objectives.
What motivated you to enroll in summer time programs?
I made a decision to enroll in summer time programs as a result of I wish to graduate early with a view to take the Licensed Public Accountant (CPA) examination and begin my profession. I’m excited for what lies forward, and I wish to push myself to get there.
How has your internship expertise formed or impacted your profession objectives?
My internship expertise has pushed me to make a plan for learning and taking the CPA examination. Earlier than my internship, I knew I wished to take the CPA examination after commencement however did not give it some thought any additional. Now I do know I wish to be completed with it by August 2023. Moreover, the internship has confirmed that I wish to begin my profession at EY. Their employees has made the internship a very satisfying expertise and I wish to persist with them.
How will this expertise impression your subsequent semester at Lubin?
Though I am going into my final semester at Lubin, I am nonetheless going to attempt to benefit from all of the workshops and studying experiences accessible. I’ll proceed to work onerous in my programs and apply what I’ve realized at EY.
My recommendation for different Lubin college students which are searching for an internship could be to place your self on the market and benefit from the alternatives that the Lubin College of Enterprise creates for you. The occasions and workshops at Profession Providers with Jim Davis helped me tremendously.
Do you might have any recommendation for different Lubin college students who wish to pursue an internship sooner or later?
My recommendation for different Lubin college students which are searching for an internship could be to place your self on the market and benefit from the alternatives that the Lubin College of Enterprise creates for you. The occasions and workshops at Profession Providers with Jim Davis helped me tremendously. Profession Providers helped me develop my resume and improve my interview abilities. They continually have companies coming in for formal or casual chats and occasions that will let you get to know the recruiters and the companies.
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