jessica wherty

Externship Spotlight – Jessica Wherty, EY

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Jessica Wherty is an Accounting major graduating in 2020. This winter break, Jessica had an externship with EY in Phoenix, AZ. 

Why did you want to do this externship? I wanted to extern at EY because I would love to work for EY upon graduation.

 What did you do during this job shadow experience? During my externship, I was able to meet the team auditing Freeport McMoran. They are one of the largest audit teams in the EY Phoenix office! Upon arriving for the day, I was given a tour of the Freeport McMoran office as well as the office the EY accountants were occupying. I was then able to sit in on a conference call EY had with EY accountants in New Orleans to discuss new technology they were implemented on the job site. I then attended a presentation about EY and Freeport McMoran before getting lunch! The Freeport McMoran audit team and I got lunch at the Arrogant Butcher in downtown Phoenix. I then was given an EY office tour before heading home for the day!

 What did you learn from the externship? The externship allowed me to see a day in the life of an EY auditor. It gave me a taste for what my life could be like post-graduation! 

Anything else you’d like to share about your job shadow experience? I had the best day with the Freeport McMoran audit team! Everyone I met at EY was extremely welcoming and made sure that I felt comfortable. I am so grateful for the opportunity and had the best time learning about EY and what auditing with a Big Four Accounting Firm entails.