Welcome to the Career Services blog at Rockhurst University! We will be blogging about various career-related topics, in addition to having guest blogs from students and employers.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Co-op Reflections: Accounting Edition
Students with accounting majors reflect on their Co-op experience:
Kotlaja – Junior – Accounting Major
My tax preparation internship at TPP
Certified Public Accountants has given me a wonderful insight into
the accounting world that I am about to enter full time. I was able to
gain exposure to a wide range of individual income taxation concepts as well as
a practical working knowledge of the filing requirement for federal, state and
local individual income tax returns.
Tettamble - Sophomore
Major in Accounting and Financial Markets and Economic Analysis
Not only does my accounting internship
have some great perks (like casual Fridays!) but my real-world experience in
accounting has taught me so much more in a short amount of time than I could
have ever imagined. Here I am calculating current maturities for my company's
Brian Davis – Senior – Corporate Finance and
I currently work at Cerner Corporation
on the project management team in the US Consulting Organization. Working at
Cerner has allowed me to enhance my overall business skills, and I have been
fortunate to be exposed to a variety of projects during my time here. My
team often asks for my input on new processes, which has been extremely
beneficial in my development as a professional. Plus jeans casual everyday
isn't too bad either.
Elizabeth Uxa – Senior – Accounting Major
This semester I had the opportunity to work at Summit Sportswear, a small business that designs and sells ladies and youth collegiate apparel. My task within the company is to enter bills and create the invoices for our customers. Communication is key within a small organization because everything I do, somehow affects someone else within the company. Here is a photo of myself with my coworkers before one of our weekly meetings.
R.J. Bondon – Senior – Accounting Major
completing my tax internship with KPMG this spring, I can finally reflect on
the wonderful experience I had with the firm. I learned almost every aspect of
the tax department during the past few months and cannot wait to see where
public accounting takes me.
Will Brockmeyer – Junior – Accounting Major
and Cartmell gives me the opportunity to work on various different projects.
It's interesting to see all the aspects of the court system and the preparation
that goes into it. Here I am sorting through client information to input into
our system, NetDocs. This is just one of the several projects I am currently