I am currently about midway through my internship as a tax intern at Deloitte & Touche in the Boston office. This is my second and last co-op with accounting, particularly focusing in taxation, and I have encountered multiple opportunities working in interesting projects. Deloitte is one of the Big Four accounting firms worldwide, and it is a great opportunity for me to work in such top company.
Because it is my last co-op, I want to be able to get the most and best out of it. My professional goal is to challenge myself by participating in different engagement teams with diverse projects. To be more specific, I would like to explore the different practices of taxation, such as partnerships, corporations, trusts, and foundations, which would require using different software programs. I have already gained a better basis from my first co-op with the individual and family tax returns, but so far, I have been learning a lot more about partnerships and corporations that were unfamiliar to me. I enjoyed learning more about taxation practices to further my knowledge. In addition, I hope to satisfy my personal goal of deciding whether the taxation career path is right for me in the long run.
One of the most important goals professionally and personally is to develop long term networks with my colleagues. I was granted the opportunities to be in some of the engagement teams focusing on large companies, and having the ability with many other peers. I hope to broaden my relationship and networks with the people who I work with. So far, I have met people who come from different backgrounds but with a strong passion in taxation.
I enjoyed what I am doing so far, but at the same time I realized that there are many other paths out there and I would like to experience those options in respect to the accounting studies. During my internship, I realized that there are many opportunities national and internationally within Deloitte or in the accounting career in which I would like to pursue in the future. So far, I am ambitious in hoping to try either auditing or forensic accounting. Also, I came to recognition that globalization is a significant growth in the business world, and I hope to have the opportunity to work in a foreign country for a period of time.
I highly appreciated the co-op program because it provides me the opportunities to work in different firms that further develop my experience and exploring my career options within my accounting interests.