Aaron Panoio is an Accounting major graduating in the Spring 2018. This summer, Aaron interned at BDO USA LLP as their Assurance associate in Orange County.
How did you land this internship? I joined Eller organizations such as ASA and Beta Alpha Psi, and got myself involved and educated about the industry. I applied for BDO’s “Pathway to Success” externship at Meet the Firms and was invited to to the program in Orange County, where I interviewed on the last day for an internship the following summer.
What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship? Never turn an opportunity down, the worst thing that can happen is that it gives you a reason to improve for the next opportunity. You will never regret trying, but you will regret not trying. Stay informed, stay involved, stay curious and always stay confident!
How did Eller prepare you for your internship? I had a presentation to give in front of the whole office at the end of the internship. Eller’s BCOM course really prepared me for business presentations and other soft skills that enhanced my learning experience throughout the internship.