I called frequently to check on the status of my application and eventually they called me in for an interview. The interview itself took around three hours and I didn’t go home until about two in the morning. On June 10th, I got a call from Wal-Mart asking if there was any way possible I could go in the next day for training; I had been hired at Wal-Mart. Training was a fun experience with very fun and amazing people. I got paid 9.50 an hour, while I was in training as an overnight stocker; though my training took place in the day time.
She said that from January to April she would work 5-6 days a week and 8 - 12 hours days. She mentioned she made lots of over time hours and with the money she helped her family. She became interested in the field when her boss told her how much money she had made in one tax season. Mrs. Rodriguez stated that it was easy to input the customers information into the computer system and that at the beginning she would double check all her work to make sure that she was doing it correctly, but soon she got the hang of it and she said it was a piece of cake. While she was working in the accounting office she networked with her co workers and her boss.
My very first job was at a popular teen store called Aeropostale. I learned and experienced a lot working there and made friends as well. Although, I got what I desired, I often had uncertainties once I really got the feel for the part-time position. In life, people leave and things change and by the end of my employment, I would soon look back and realize it. It was a Saturday afternoon, when my friend Jalissa came over and wanted me to go to the mall with her.
About five years ago, I worked for a non-profit organization as a part time Bookkeeper. Although my bookkeeping skills were limited, this opportunity provided me opened my eyes to the field of Accounting. While working as a Bookkeeper, I came to the realization that I needed to receive additional training if I wanted to advance. For several years, I observed and corresponded with friends who are involved in finance. They are constantly working and having to refuse additional work because of the demand for an Accountants and Bookkeepers.
This is because students with experience on their resume show that they have already proven they can handle a job while balancing school and other activities. Students can gain a lot of experience by volunteering, although employers are usually looking for real job experience. For example this past spring I quit my full-time job at Tim Horton?s and was in need of a new job. I started to print of my resumes and hand them out to various stores, restaurants and other places. I had a few interviews even one at East Side Mario?s ?
Most accountants and auditors work full time. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season. Finally Looking back since I returned to school maintaining a 3.8 GPA, I felt that my first semester in the accounting program has been difficult and grades have been hard to attain, but I realized that my work experience has been helpful as it allows me to return to school with organizational skills and the intense desire not to give up despite the difficulties and perform well as I continue the journey to my degree. I hope that I can get practical experience in the field though part time internships and volunteer as well. I feel that this major is of a great interest to me because its diversity.
As we talked time passed by and the bank closed. Day 2; - This was my second day working at Exim Bank. As usual, I was received by the manager. As soon as, I arrived I met the staff and we had a meeting about how we could improve the work ethics in the bank. This was also very interesting because I got to contribute some ideas.
I have learned many things from participating in my internship. Before my junior year at college, I was shy and had insecurities about my abilities to work in the accounting industry. My internship experience can be divided into three sections. First, is the practice and experience that I have obtained which helped me towards my careers goals. Secondly, is the exposure to the basic structural organization of companies.
I had to finance my entire first year with student loans. Although I had done quite well academically my first year, thanks to Jerome’s continued support, I made a difficult life decision to drop out after my first year due to my financial difficulties. The same day I met with the Dean to discuss my decision, I later ran into Jerome near the student lounge. He knew something was not right and asked me if I wanted to talk. We then had another one of those personal conversations where I so much appreciated his counsel and insight.
I would deal with this working environment every day. With so much responsibility and work to complete, my manager would sometimes think that it was fine if I would work the oven on my shift. So now I have to hand out all of the prizes, fix any broken game and ones that were acting up, hand out lost tokens to customers, get the pizza out of the oven to cut it and call it over the intercom to the customers. Working this job for nearly two years, it made me significantly more responsible and taught me many things about being patient. Having to deal with many different things at once, I learned how to balance things and take duties one step at a time and not get overwhelmed.