Hanen Jmaa Hasan is graduating December 2018 with a major in Accounting. Over the winter break, she had an externship at Regier Carr & Monroe, LLP in Tucson, AZ.
Why did you want to do the externship? I wanted to do the externship to gain insight of the culture and the daily operations in a real accounting firm.
What did you learn as a result of the externship? I learned of the different paths in accounting and acquired brief practical experience in the field. The externship have also expanded my knowledge of daily operations and company culture at RCM.
What did you do during this job shadow experience? We were initially welcomed by one of the RCM partners, Nicole Harrigan, and then later on introduced to the other two partners, Dave Barber and Susan Vos. We were given a brief overview of the firm, their purpose, and history. Afterwards, we were taken to lunch by two staff members where we were able to get to know each other, ask questions about accounting and career opportunities, as well as suggestions and advice on how to progress in the field. After returning to the firm, we were introduced to more staff such Terri Gilligan (Tax Manager) and Jamie Matusiak (Tax Supervisor). They explained to us what they did at the firm, how they got there and offered more advice. In the end, we were able to take a group photo as a reminder of our great experience at the firm.