Sunday, July 1, 2007


My blog has turned into a journal of technical accomplishments. Some of my posts probably don't apply to many people. But I have written them because they were things that I wished people had blogged about so that I wouldn't have to spend so much time figuring it out. So, ultimately, I hope they can help someone wanting to do similar things.

As the title of this post indicates, I have started my internship with a Big 4 Accounting Firm. In fact, I have survived 2 weeks of training and firm orientation. This is my first experience with a truly global company/firm. The resources that this firm has is incredible. There were over 120 interns in our intern training group representing the pacific southwest area. We stayed in a very nice hotel in downtown Los Angeles and had catered breakfast and lunch everyday. We even had some nice dinners and room service. They gave each intern a brand new laptop and corporate charge card. They also spent 2 weeks training us on their audit methodology and the importance of the work that they and the other firms perform. We heard from many partners, managers, and staff throughout the 2 weeks. What I'm trying to say is that they spend a ton of resources (money) on interns. It was quite impressive.

Money isn't everything of course. I'm more excited to see how the 'work' will be. I'm anxious to see what I'll be doing and how I can contribute to the team and to the firm. My goal of doing this internship is to see if this is where I would like to launch my career.

Tomorrow I begin the first day of work and I'm excited to see how it will go. There are many things that I like about working for this firm and there are things that I'm skeptical of. But as with anything, it takes careful thought, experience, and advise if I decide (and if they give me a full time offer) to work for them after graduation. Ultimately, I'm excited to learn more and to get some more experience.