The bonding between the interns and staff. Enjoyed the time outside of work, not just in the office with coworkers. There were many activities put on by the firm to participate in. Lunches and dinners catered in by the firm.
During the major deadlines you are working long hours. Waking up early to work late. There just wasn't enough time in the day to do the things you could usually do at night (Laundry, make a decent supper, relax, etc.) Sunday's you were too beat from working a long six day week that the things you neglected to do all week you don't have the ambition to do.
Advice to Potential Interns
Interact with all the associates, put yourself out there. Interviewing isn't the easiest and either is the work but if you just do your best with the work and are able to have fun and be personable with the associates/coworkers you will do great.
Advice to Management
I felt like the technology portion of the tax training could have been more efficient in its design. I did not feel like we grasped as much information as we could with a better implementation of that training. The tax software webinar that we watched I felt was ineffective because we already had the time to start returns and familiarize ourselves with the software, that by the time we watched the webinar we had already learned those pieces of the system.
Sample Interview Questions
Please share a time in your past where you had to be analytical in your decision making?
Asked about former positions I held and experiences making tough decisions?