An Intern’s Perspective: Learning to Be a Professional

Student: Abigail Holton
Major: Business Administration
Internship Company: SVA Certified Public Accountants
#aninternsperspective

. . . I gained a lot of knowledge in accounting and learned how to carry myself in a professional setting.

Building Blox (BB): Why did you take this internship?
Holtan (H): I took this internship to gain experience and to help myself determine which area of accounting I enjoy the most.

BB: What did you think your experience would be like?
What was it actually like?
H: I thought it would be a good learning experience. It was actually a huge learning experience.  I gained a lot of knowledge in accounting and learned how to carry myself in a professional setting.

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BB: What was your favorite aspect of the internship?
H: I enjoyed the overall learning experience. I was able to tie in what I’ve learned in class to a real world setting. I also enjoyed the time co-workers spent teaching me about certain areas of accounting.

BB: How has the internship prepared you for the real world?
H: I definitely believe this internship prepared me for what would be expected of me in a tax situation and time frame. It is important for your work to be accurate and meet certain deadlines.

BB: Do you recommend this internship to other students?
H: I highly recommend this internship to other accounting students. It taught me how to prepare and analyze financial statements and gave me valuable insight into this side of an accounting career.

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