Externship Spotlight – Mitchell Wilson, Deloitte

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Mitchell Wilson is a pre-business student graduating in 2020. This winter break, Mitchell had an externship with Deloitte in San Jose, CA. 

Why did you want to do this externship? A close family friend works at Deloitte and I knew he loved the company. It also stood out to me because Deloitte is one of the big four.

What did you do during this job shadow experience? I got to experience what a Partner in an accounting firm does and also learned about other parts of the company. We looked at some of his clients and the different methods and tools his team uses to audit certain companies. Also, we looked at a complete audit report from a company which included all of its financials.

What did you learn from the externship? After this externship, I decided I wanted to pursue accounting. I also learned a lot more about what the career path of an accountant looks like and how long it takes to earn a position as a Partner. It was very exciting to see the real world applications of what I had learned in Accounting 200 during my externship. Deloitte is a large company so I also learned more about some of their other services including consulting.

Anything else you’d like to share about your job shadow experience? I just want to say I’m very thankful that Eller provides these types of opportunities. Unique experiences such as this one mean a lot to me as I try and figure it out what I want to do in life.