Externship Spotlight – Andres Rodriguez, Pima County Finance and Risk Management Department

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Andres Rodriguez is an Accounting major expected to graduate in the spring of 2021. This winter break he had an externship with Pima County Finance and Risk Management Department in Tucson, Arizona. 

Please provide a brief description of what you did during your externship:

I, along with three other business students, had to chance to be in a presentation with various managers in the seven different divisions inside the Finance and Risk Management department. We got an overview of what each division is responsible for and how they do their job. We also got a tour of the building and got to see where every department is located. We also had a question and answer discussion where we had lunch with the managers of each division.

Why did you want to do this externship?

I wanted to know the pros and cons of a government job.

What did you learn as a result of this externship?

 The benefits and flexible work life that a government job can have.

Anything else you would like to share about your experience?

I would totally recommend doing as many externships as possible!