Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Accounting Dual Degree Program

What is your major and what year are you?
I am a senior accounting student in the dual degree program which means I will get my BBA in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation.

Did the Career Center assist you and how?
When I was first starting to apply for internships, I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. Liz Sposato, Senior Associate Director of Career Development and Assessment, was a great help and reviewed my resume numerous times, as well as did a video mock interview with me so I was able to see what I can improve on. I was able to get an internship at Henry Schein due to her help.

Where did you intern and what was your role?
My first internship was at Henry Schein and I was an Internal Audit Intern. Currently, I have an internship at Grant Thornton as a tax intern. For this summer, I will be interning at Crowe as a tax intern as well.

How has your on-campus involvement helped you market yourself to employers?
Being involved in different clubs and activities has been a very beneficial experience. I have been on two executive boards at Hofstra and I was able to talk to employers about the different responsibilities I had as a leader and how I can contribute to a team. Being involved shows that I have good time management skills since I also have classes and homework to do. 

What advice would I give to a student looking for an internship?
My advice would be to apply to as many companies as possible to get exposure to different industries. I would also recommend getting involved as early as possible in different clubs and activities especially a club within your specific major. Many companies like to see that you are involved in campus life outside of your studies. 

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