What I liked
This is my second time interning with the firm, and my experience was as phenomenal as the last time!
Internships can often be intimidating, but at EA, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Each intern is assigned a buddy who helps navigate the intern process and answers any questions you might have. The employees are all friendly, and there are ample mentoring opportunities. The people here genuinely care about you as a person and your growth; I felt incredibly supported. Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize and bond with the other interns through promotion ceremonies, volunteering, catered lunches, or client visits in beautiful Southern California, La Jolla. I made multiple new friends and was excited to come into the office every morning.
Aside from the culture, this internship provided a fantastic learning opportunity. I had the chance to work with IRS Forms 1040 (Individual), 1041 (Estates and Trusts), and 568 (SMLLC). This helped me expand my tax knowledge, which is useful both for work and everyday life. Each return is unique, so every day presented a new learning opportunity. Beyond accounting, interns also had the opportunity to work on general business skills through a group project and presentation to firm partners. Furthermore, EA provides access to free LinkedIn learning classes and certificates, something that is usually a paid subscription.