Hang Khuu is an Accounting and MIS major set to graduate in May of 2019. She has recently accepted a position at Deloitte & Touché LLP as an Audit Assistant in the Audit & Assurance group in Phoenix, Arizona.
How did you find this position?
I participated in Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge, and that opportunity gave me a chance to extern with the firm in the summer of 2018. Following the externship, I was fortunate enough to receive a full-time offer.
Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company.
Since I was offered the summer externship through the Audit Innovation Campus Challenge, I only interviewed for the full-time position. The interview was on the last day of my externship in Phoenix. I had two 30-minute interviews, one with a manager and the other with a senior manager. Both were very casual and informative. I received a phone call from Lauren Bringhurst a few days later after the interviews, notifying that the firm was able to extend a full-time offer to me.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success in securing this position?
I believe that my leadership involvement in the Accounting Student Association (ASA) and the past two internships contributed to my success in securing the audit position. After being a member in ASA for a year, I was elected Activities Coordinator my senior year. This position helped me connect with my peers as well as professionals that presented at meetings, building my network and communication skills. I also had the opportunity to intern for both a tax and audit firm. My tax internship was with BeachFleischman PC in Spring 2018, and my audit internship was with Heinfeld Meech & Co PC in Summer 2018. Through these internships, I was able to gain exposure to both fields and develop a better understanding of which practice fits me better. Ultimately, these experiences and network helped me secure a full-time position.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company?
Going into a public accounting firm, I am mostly looking forward to all of the growth opportunities as well as the people that I will work with and meet. I also love to travel, so I am excited that this position will give me the chance to explore new places.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students?
Don’t be afraid to try new things or be afraid to commit. Where there is difficulty lies opportunities. If I had not step outside of my comfort zone, participated in clubs and ran for leadership positions, I would not have the experiences that I have now. Most importantly, I also would not have met all of my friends and mentors that had much impact on my college career. Finally, if you need help with seeking internships or full-time jobs, Eller has a wonderful team of faculty and coach that is always passionate and willing to help you so don’t be intimidated to reach out to them.