Author: Zachary Meyers, Intern
Ever since my first accounting class that I took in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the field. Once I began my college career, and starting talking courses in accounting, this was only confirmed.
My family resides in Oceana County, and because of this, I was familiar with Brickley DeLong before meeting representatives for the first time at the accounting recruiting night held by my college. My talk with them went well, and I hoped that I was able to land an interview for an internship. The next day I received that call.
My interview was held at Brickley DeLong’s Grand Rapids office, and I met with two partners of the firm. After a few days, I was thrilled when I received a phone call from the Firm Administrator offering me an internship position in the Muskegon office.
Leading up to my first day I was anxious to start working. Upon my arrival, I met with the Firm Administrator, and she introduced me to the partners and staff members. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Throughout tax season I worked on a variety of projects and tax returns. If I had any questions, there was always someone willing to answer and take the time to explain why the answer was correct.
I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at Brickley DeLong through the summer and gain audit experience as well as my tax experience. Now, going into my senior year of college at Grand Valley State University, I am excited for what the future holds. I am also thankful for the time and resources that Brickley DeLong has invested in me and my future.
If you have the opportunity to obtain an internship, I would not turn away from it. Throughout my time at Brickley DeLong, I have continued to be challenged to learn and improve my skills. The support of the people at Brickley DeLong has abled me to embrace these challenges and continue to progress towards my goal of becoming a CPA.