Holtzman Partners has an impressive cohort of interns this summer to learn more about Audit, Tax, IT, Marketing, and firm administration. In celebration of National Intern Day, we asked our interns to give their advice to aspiring college students entering the world of internships. They each gave great insight and drew from their personal experience on the matter.
Here’s what they had to say!
Amanda Valle, IT Audit Intern says that exploring industries and positions is important.
- “My piece of advice to interns in applying for positions is to go ahead and apply to the internship that you do not know much about because it can help you learn more about an industry that could possibly end up being where you want to begin your career. If not, then you will have gained a new sense of confidence that you can carry into interviews for different industries as you have developed and demonstrated new skills you otherwise would not have picked up.”
Future Focus Intern, Evelyn Martinez thinks that taking chances and exploring all opportunities is key.
- “Chasing after new opportunities can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. My advice to aspiring interns is to ignore the doubts and fears and chase all the opportunities you can; any experience is good experience. Like Michael Scott once said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky.” Best of luck to your outgoing applications!”
Soaking it all in, gaining confidence, and using your experience for the future is IT Audit Intern, Hunter Gibble’s advice.
- “Learn as much as you can at every step of the process. Nobody crafts the perfect resume, has a flawless interview, or seamlessly understands every aspect of the job within the first week. Instead of stressing about this, embrace it confidently, use it for the opportunity that it is to grow and learn. By doing so you will be much more confident in your experience next time, you got this!”
Kaylee Gushwa, Tax Intern wants to remind you to create a connection.
- “My advice to all the college students looking for an internship out there is when you are in the process of applying to your company of choice take the initiative to connect with a hiring manager, recruiter, or one of the employees on LinkedIn and spark up a conversation.”
Finally, IT Audit Intern, Serina Nguyen says it’s important to be proactive and interactive.
- “One piece of advice that I have for aspiring interns is don’t hesitate to ask any questions, you are in control of your internship experience. The more questions you ask and the more involved you are, the better your experience is going to be. Best of luck to you!”
Interested in an internship or working for Holtzman? Explore our career opportunities!
- Check out our “Meet our Summer 2021 Interns” blog and find out more about our interns here.
- Learn more about why National Intern Day (#nationalinternday) was started and how this holiday is creating workplace reform in this Forbes article.