Internship Spotlight – Jordan Breuer, Moss Adams

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Jordan Breuer is an Accounting major and will be graduating in the spring of 2019.  This past summer, she interned for Moss Adams as the Rotational Intern in Los Angeles, California.

How did you get this internship? I got the internship by attending the Summer Leadership Program (externship) in July 2017. To get the externship, I applied online and received a campus interview with the Phoenix office, then was transferred to the LA office for a phone interview, before receiving the offer.

What was a typical day like? I arrived between 8 and 9am, and checked my schedule for what I was assigned to for that week. I then emailed or jabbered (internal instant message system) my in-charge, usually a staff or senior, about what they needed me to do. I sent them an outlook calendar appointment when they were available to discuss my work. At the designated time and place, I took notes on my task. If I had any questions, which I always did, I asked a fellow intern, then my buddy (assigned first-year staff), then my in-charge for help. At the middle, end of day, and end of task, I updated my in-charge with progress. Everyday, I went to lunch with someone new! It was usually one or two professionals and one to three interns, depending on the nature and tenure. During breaks, we played ping pong in the supply room for a few minutes to wind down.

What was your favorite part of the experience? I loved every second of my internship. I met and networked with great people, both peers and professionals. I enjoyed gaining real-world experience in both tax and audit, and further deciding to pursue a career in tax. I also had so much fun at training at Disneyland in Anaheim for a week at the beginning of the internship, bonding with fellow interns in a casual setting. I am very hesitant about asking questions, however everyone was so helpful and friendly, and wanted to answer and help me. Everyone was so eager to go to lunch with interns, and loved telling us about themselves and Moss Adams.

How did Eller prepare you for your internship? Eller prepared me very well for the internship. The knowledge learned in my accounting classes helped me understand what my bosses were talking about. In addition, Eller taught me how to keep a personal conversation while still keeping it professional. Although I did not present in a professional manner, because of BCOM I am much more comfortable speaking and communicating with professionals.

Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance?  No, my employer did not provide any housing or transportation assistance

Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience? I had an amazing internship experience with Moss Adams and would love to share it with anyone who has any questions about audit or tax, or a mid-tier firm, or Los Angeles, or anything!