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BKD CPAs & Advisors

Audit Intern

July - August 2020 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

Good experience. Great people. Really helped me develop my professional understanding of accounting and audit.

What I wish was different

I wish the experience was longer, COVID affected the duration.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can within the company.
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Auditing Intern

June - December 2019 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I loved the inclusiveness you felt there. They also treated you like a first year staff instead of an intern while teaching you and coaching you throught the difficult things you didn't understand.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities to meet partners of the firm.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and do not be afraid to ask questions. The people you work with are excited to have you on their team and are more than happy to explain why you are working on that certain workpaper.
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Erie, PA

What I liked

the experience gained from the internship, as well as the atmosphere

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Always be welcome to new kinds of work and projects.
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Audit Intern

January - April 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the real, hands-on experience I received through this internship. Throughout my internship I slowly began to have more responsibilities within the teams I was working with. Early on in the internship I sat in meetings with clients but did not talk a lot. Throughout the internship I began to speak in these meetings and eventually began to speak to the clients on my own.

What I wish was different

Honestly, I do not wish anything was different. I felt like I received a great experience that shows me what it will actually be like to be a full-time staff.

Advice

Definitely ask a lot of questions. They do not expect you to come in and do everything perfectly. There is definitely a learning curve and asking questions will help make the internship a great experience.
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International Tax Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The people I worked with made the job 10x better. The work was challenging but fun, and I was able to learn a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've done more in my time there, but I realize that summer accounting interns don't always have too much work.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you've spent hours trying to solve one section, then it's ok to ask. Your coworkers have been working a lot longer than you and don't expect you to know everything.
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Consultant Int

May 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

This was my first job in my chosen carrier field of accounting. I learned a lot about the public accounting world and am planning on staying in public for a while. I really liked the flexibility BKD allowed me as I continued to work through the next school semester.

What I wish was different

Since I was a junior intern, there was not as much to work on, which meant I wasnt able to work the number of hours I would have like to during the summer.

Advice

Be ready to not know anything. Every task you will be given you will probably know nothing about, or very little. Try your hardest to figure it out, and then ask questions. You are not expected to know how to do everything, but you are expected to learn by asking those above you. Work hard and keep communication with all open. Also, the more you know about Excel, the better.
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Audit Intern

September 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I love that at BKD gives you the opportunity to learn quickly and be involved directly with audits quickly.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

How organized and established the company was

What I wish was different

I wish I would have traveled less

Advice

Really eye opening to see how account works in the real world opposed to just in the classroom.
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Auditing Intern

June - August 2019 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

I gained a much greater understanding of Auditing as a whole by doing real work and interacting with different types of clients. The work atmosphere was welcoming, and my coworkers were helpful.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Project estimator

June - September 2018 • Merrillville, IN

What I liked

Everyone thier is very helpful and they treat you like an asset from the beginning.

What I wish was different

No complaints

Advice

Make sure to understand what type of estimating you are doing. Cost segregation studies are a bit different from regular estimations.
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Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I liked the opportunity for field work and hands on experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Tax Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Loved getting hands on experience in a job that I was hoping to learn more about

What I wish was different

Tax is generally slow over the summer so I knew there wouldn’t be a ton of work early on but really picked up toward the end of the summer.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and act like a sponge. Absorb everything you can and learn from your mistakes.
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