This spring, I will be spending the first half of it in Denver, CO for my internship. I chose to sign with the largest Big 4 firm in the area in hopes of getting on an engagement with an amazing client. But before I can even part take in this fun, I am required by the firm and by the law to do a lot of training. Let me clarify…a lot of training is an understatement. My first week has been great getting to know the new interns that are in my group as well as some new people around the office. Everyone here, as I am sure people do at other firms, treat you so well. Perhaps this is why BusinessWeek ranks the Big 4 at the top of places to start your career.
Next week they are sending me to San Francisco for training! I am unbelievably excited. Now, I am sure I will have hours upon hours worth of work to do there, but how cool is that!
When I get back, I will be thrown into the mix right away on the largest client in Denver. When I first found out my assignments, I could not believe they gave me the ones I asked for. I was thinking that I was just an intern and there is no way I could make requests. Lesson/advice: Speak up. If you know what industry you want or what client you want, it never hurts to ask.
After this, I am off to Arizona for two weeks on another industry that I asked for. All expenses paid, I cannot believe how amazing this is. I never thought I wanted to travel this much but since I am young I need to seize these opportunities as they come.
Not much to update for now, but I will keep y’all at UT posted as this internship gets underway. Good luck my tax friends with your “mini-mester” that has already started and to the rest of you, enjoy your break!