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Harris CPAs

Intern Staff Accountant

June - August 2021 • Meridian, ID

What I liked

I loved the culture and the work - I was paired with some really terrific employees, and I learned a ton! I also really liked the structure, since it was just 8 weeks long, and I only worked 4 days a week (full-time).

What I wish was different

I would've liked to have some tax experience - the internship was meant to have 6 weeks of audit and 2 weeks of tax, but since there wasn't any tax work that needed done, it ended up being 8 weeks of audit (which was still okay, the audit stuff was great!!).

Advice

Be prepared to dive in headfirst - the phrase "getting thrown in the deep end" sometimes doesn't do it justice; I felt like I'd been thrown in the deep end and held underwater for the first week or so. It's overwhelming, but it was also insanely beneficial to my growth and my learning. Know that the deep end is an okay place to be, and learn to handle that overwhelmed feeling so that you can thrive under pressure. (There's an A+ TEDTalk about handling stress and responding to stress with a positive attitude - Kelly McGonigal, go look it up, it's seriously worth the time, it'll help in your academic career, professional career, and personal life!)
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Accountant Intern

June - August 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I loved that we were tasked with both audit and tax. This allows you to really understand which path is right for you. The culture is amazing!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accounting Intern

August 2017 • Meridian, ID

What I liked

Getting real world work experience, working with professionals , and networking opportunities.

What I wish was different

Advice

Applying for internships is a great way to get real world experience that students are not being taught in class. It helps connect what students are learning in the classroom to real world work experiences they see during the internship.
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