"My internship has sparked many new ideas about having a career at PwC and, in general, a public accounting firm. With the help of my supervisor, other Beta Alpha Psi and Pace alumni, I have had the opportunity to shadow professionals in different lines of services."
– Andrea Reyes, Class of 2016

Meet Andrea Reyes from Secaucus, New Jersey, pursuing a combined BBA/MBA in Public Accounting. Andrea is a student on our NYC campus, and a member of Beta Alpha Psi (president), Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Chi PwC Case Competition-2nd place winner. 
 
Where are you interning this summer?
I'm doing a diversity internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) called the Start. I'm an IFS (Internal Firm Services) intern working in the Office of the CFO.
 
What have you been working on at your internship? Has it sparked an interest in a career/area of study you hadn't already thought about?
I've been working on many interesting things at my internship. Unfortunately, I cannot disclose what I have actually worked on. But what I can say is that my internship has definitely helped me develop a different view of public accounting firms. Most of the time, we view public accounting firms as firms that offer services to clients and we do not view them as a corporation and think about what they do for the firm itself. My internship has sparked many new ideas about having a career at PwC and, in general, a public accounting firm. With the help of my supervisor, other Beta Alpha Psi and Pace Alumni, I have had the opportunity to shadow professionals in different lines of services. This has definitely helped me think about what line of service I would like to work in the future. 
 
Do you believe your internship experience has helped to prepare you for your future? 
My internship at PwC has without a doubt helped prepare me for my future. The campus recruiting team set up various Lunch & Learns, Speaker Series and Partner Panels with various topics. One week we had a three day “Becker Bootcamp” that gave a very deep understanding of the CPA exam. We were given advice as to how many hours we should be studying per exam. They even advised us on classes we should look into that would help us on the CPA. 
 
Any advice for other Lubin students looking for internships?
My advice to other Lubin students looking for an internship would be to never underestimate yourself or give up if you are having trouble finding an internship. Also, try to have at least one goal that you want to achieve from an internship. That goal can be anything - build two long lasting relationships; learn how to do pivot tables, etc. Tell your supervisors, managers, senior associates or partners what that one goal of yours is. Every aspect of an internship is a learning experience and you should try and learn as much a possible from it.

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