Company Interned For: Barnes Group
Hometown: Bristol, CT
AC : What was your favorite part about your internship?
SA: The real world experience and the networking opportunities presented by the company was my favorite part. After my internship, I had a better understanding about private accounting and business in general. I also was able to work with PwC from the other side, while this summer I will be working with PwC directly. When it comes to networking opportunities, I have remained in touch with my supervisor and if when I had any questions, needed information, or needed a recommendation they were more than happy to help me out.
AC: Which courses at Bryant would you say prepared you the most for this internship?
SA: BUS101 (GFOB), ACG203 (it was an accounting internship) and CIS helped with dealing with excel
AC: How did you learn about your internship?
SA: Family connections-everything you do these days is connections here and there. They’ll get you very far.
AC: What were some challenges you faced in your internship and how did you overcome them?
SA: The most difficult part of my internship was learning the procedures and a lot of new software in a very short period of time. At times it was too much, but in order to overcome it, I had to make sure I took great notes to fall back on so that I wouldn’t have to ask my supervisor a question on every step. If I did have a question, it would be on the next 5 steps and not the one I was currently on or one that had already passed.
AC: Any advice for underclassmen who are majoring in accounting?
SA: Find an internship in your field as early as you can. Not only is it a great way to separate yourself from all the other competition when searching for a job, but it also will help in other classes when you can relate the material back to your real world experience.