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Internship Spotlight: Michael Seligman (EY)

Michael Seligman (2018) is an Accounting Major who interned with EY. He kindly shared his experience with us.

What department or area did you work with most often?
“I was a member of the Northeast Assurance Team.  This was my primary area of focus during my internship with EY.  I worked on clients from various industries including medical, logistics, and manufacturing.”

What was the most positive experience you had at the internship?
“The ability to network within the firm was something I really enjoyed.  Even as just an intern at such a large firm, networking with partners and other employees was easily accessible.”

What was the greatest learning experience?
“In any occupation, the work performed on a daily basis cannot be duplicated.  The best experience I had at EY was performing actual client work on an engagement team with other EY Professionals.  The day to day interactions with not only other EY Professionals, but with controllers and finance directors of the client organizations, were exceptional learning experiences.

Did you learn more about professionalism in the workplace? If so, what part of professionalism stands out?
“Becoming acclimated to the professional setting and to what is expected in the workplace is a new experience for any intern.  Making the jump from college to the workplace is a tricky transition.  Throughout my internship, I learned that the most important part of professionalism was my attitude.  By maintaining an attentive and positive attitude, the best impression was made on my team.”

What is the biggest take away from your experience?
“I left my internship at EY feeling more than confident I could complete any task that was required of me.  That is a testament to the preparation and guidance EY provides.  The resources are endless and should be utilized to the fullest extent.”

What skill(s) do you think you enhanced from this internship?
“The biggest improvement I experienced came through the use of Microsoft Excel.  Excel was used extensively throughout the internship.  I started with a foundation in Excel I had developed through my time at TCNJ, and finished the internship feeling very confident using various shortcuts and other functions I had previously not been exposed to.  My computer skills as a whole definitely improved during my time at EY.”


Internship Spotlight: Jennifer Correa (PwC)

Jennifer Correa (2018) is an Accounting Major who interned with PwC in their Public Accounting Firm. She kindly shared her internship experience with the Career Center. What department or area did you work with most often? “I worked in the insurance sector supporting the corporate, insurance, and investment audit teams for my client.” What was… Continue Reading

Internship Spotlight: Stephen Boncimino (Grant Thornton, LLP)

Stephen Boncimino (2018) is an Accounting Major, Finance Minor who interned for Grant Thornton, LLP from January 2017 through August 2017. What department or area did you work with most often? “Tax Accounting Department – Tax Accounting ; Risk Advisory Services (TARAS) and Partnership Taxation were the two main groups I worked in within tax.”… Continue Reading

Internship Spotlight: Gina Lee Celia (NJM Insurance Group)

Gina Lee Celia (2018) is an Applied Mathematics Major, Actuarial and Financial Risk Studies Minor. On campus, she is involved in several different organizations.  Gina currently serves as president for TCNJ’s chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society).  She is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society) and Phi Kappa Phi… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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