Intern: Brady Liebl
Company: Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Location of Internship: Fargo, ND
Internship Title: Tax Intern
- Why did you choose the company that you work for?
- Brady Martz is one of the most established and well renowned CPA firms in not only Fargo but in North Dakota as well. Their reputation for providing an exceptional internship experience is something that I could not ignore. I chose Brady Martz because I wanted to gain real world work experience in an accounting firm that also allowed me to grow my skills as an accountant. The fact that this was a paid internship was definitely an added bonus as I was able to make some extra money to start paying off college expenses. All these reasons put together made my decision to choose Brady Martz & Associates a no-brainer.
- What were some of the requirements for your internship?
- Some of the basic requirements for this internship were to have at least three years of post-secondary education including core accounting and tax classes and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. You also should be working towards an accounting or equivalent degree and aspire to attaining the Certified Public Accountant designation.
- What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
- I would say my favorite part about the internship is being able complete complex tasks and problems. Being able to work with real information and complete tax returns for real clients is a great deal of fun. It gives you a sense of satisfaction that the work you’re doing is actually meaningful. That is what I would say is the most rewarding part about this internship.
- What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles?
- The most challenging part of this internship is being able to handle the great deal of information that got thrown at you as you start the internship. When I first started at Brady Martz I was completely overwhelmed with how much information there was to learn before I were to do an actual tax return. However, with enough practice and training, I was eventually able to complete tax returns by myself without having someone there to guide me through every step of the return. The more you do it, the better you get. That is what I was told by my fellow co-workers that have been employed at Brady Martz for years.
- How did you find your internship?
- Through an NDSU Career Fair
- Why was it beneficial for you to register your internship for credit through the Internship Program?
- As an accounting major it is a required that you do an internship and have real world work experience. Doing this through the Career and Advising Center made this process very easy, as every internship in CareerLink is green lit and approved immediately. Being able to work and earn money while also gaining credits towards graduation is like killing two birds with one stone.
- What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
- If you are an accounting major, going to Meet the Firms career fair is absolutely necessary. I was not going to go at first as I thought that I could just find an internship on my own. However, this is how I found my Brady Martz Internship. If it weren’t for meet the firms I would have never landed this job and would more than likely still be searching for an internship.