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WithumSmith+Brown Experience – Jaclyn Armellino

WithumSmith+Brown Experience – Jaclyn Armellino

Jaclyn Armellino, Class of 2015, interned and is now a full-time employee of WithumSmith+Brown. Jaclyn was kind enough to answer some questions about her internship with the company.

Organization Description: Mid-sized public accounting firm located primarily on the east coast; services include audit, tax and assurance.

What department or area did you work with most often?

During my internship, I worked mostly with the tax department, completing both individual and corporate returns. Additionally, I went on two audits and completed various projects around the office.

What was the most positive experience you had at the internship?

The most positive experience at my internship was getting to work with a variety of people who all took an interest in teaching me. I was always able to approach whoever I was working for with questions, and as a result I finished my internship feeling like I had learned so much over three short months.

What was the greatest learning experience?

I was able to interact with many employees at the company, from senior level accountants to partners. I learned a lot about the process of completing tax returns, but I think the greatest learning experience from my internship was how to manage my time to complete the work I was being given and how to interact with many different management styles.

Did you learn more about professionalism in the workplace? If so, what part of professionalism stands out?

I think interning at Withum had a significant impact on my professionalism – I saw how Withum employees interacted with one another and with their clients, as well as their general demeanor in the workplace. It showed me that in order to be successful in a professional environment, you need to have a positive attitude, patience and willingness to learn, and time management skills.

What is the biggest take away from your experience?

The biggest take away from my internship was having a better understanding of what I was looking for in a career. In accounting, there are very different career paths available upon graduation – you can work for a public firm or go into private accounting. Interning assured me that public accounting was what I wanted to do. Additionally, interning at Withum was a great way to get a feel for the culture of the firm. I was able to see what a typical day in the office was like for a Withum employee, as well as attend many of the office events. Additionally, I realized after my internship was over that it was very important to me that my first job had similar qualities to Withum in terms of firm culture; our motto is ‘work hard, play hard’, and this was something that showed throughout my internship.

What skill(s) do you think you enhanced from this internship?

My time management skills were definitely enhanced! Interning during the spring semester meant I had about 20-25 hours of work per week, as well as 12 credits. I had to balance my class schedule with my work schedule, which proved to be an excellent learning experience. I also applied these time management skills within the workplace alone; I would be completing returns for several different reviewers, so I quickly learned how to prioritize and manage my workload.

Ernst & Young, LLP Experience – Curyn Bellfield

Ernst & Young, LLP Experience – Curyn Bellfield

Curyn Bellfield, Class of 2016, interned for Ernst & Young, LLP. During her time at TCNJ, she was an Accounting major and a member of Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed Business Fraternity, the National Association of Black Accountants, and an Educational Opportunity Fund Peer Mentor. Below you will find some questions Curyn answered for us concerning her… Continue Reading

Northwestern Mutual Experience – Nick Zanoni

Northwestern Mutual Experience – Nick Zanoni

Nick Zanoni, TCNJ Class of 2016, interned and is now a full-time employee of Northwestern Mutual. Nick was an Economics major at TCNJ. “As a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, I strive to provide expert guidance and innovative solutions for individuals and businesses in the areas of retirement planning, insurance and investment services, estate planning,… Continue Reading

iCIMS Experience – Tom Suszka

iCIMS Experience – Tom Suszka

Tom Suszka, a senior Business Management Major at TCNJ, interned with iCIMS from June of 2016 through October of 2016.  Tom was kind enough to give us some insight concerning his internship experience. Organization Description: iCIMS stands for Internet Collaborative Information Management Systems. iCIMS, Inc is am American software company that offers cloud-based and scalable… Continue Reading

Wiss Experience – Erin Silkowski

Wiss Experience – Erin Silkowski

Erin Skilkwoski, Class of 2014, was heavily involved during her time at TCNJ. As an Accounting Major, she was a member of New Jersey Society of CPA’s, and Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting and Finance Honors Society). Outside of the business realm Erin completed over 30 hours of community service each semester with Alpha Phi Omega, and was… Continue Reading

Bloomberg Experience – Kayla Glynn

Bloomberg Experience – Kayla Glynn

How did you hear about Bloomberg? Stemming from her father’s interest in financial markets and Bloomberg Radio, Kayla Glynn has always been familiar with the company. Upon entering her sophomore year she decided it was time to do some more research into the Bloomberg name. After speaking with a campus recruiter she learned of an… Continue Reading

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