I currently attend the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and every year they host an event called the Accounting Recruiting and Networking Expo (ARNE). ARNE is an event where accounting firms come and set up tables so you can talk to each firm. When deciding where I wanted to do an internship, I looked at the list of firms attending, provided by UTSA, and found ADKF right there at the top of the list. I looked on the website and noticed they are the largest local firm here in San Antonio. I thought this was amazing because I was born and raised here in San Antonio and I have no plans of leaving. Without even meeting anyone yet and just reading the website, I got a powerful sense that this firm really cares about each other and are like family. When I attended ARNE, I walked straight to the ADKF table and got to meet with Steven Guerra, a CPA and Audit Manager, and we had a ten-minute conversation. After the conversation, I knew I wanted to work at ADKF.
My Internship at ADKF has been amazing. I have learned a lot and I have gotten to work with many highly intelligent people. Getting to go into the field and interact with the different clients we serve, and learn how each business operates, is great. What really surprised me the most is that ADKF really treats you like staff. I get real work and not just busy work, like many other internships. ADKF really takes care of you and wants you to learn and grow because they want to see you succeed in your career. If you really want to learn and be in the real world of accounting, then I would recommend to anyone looking for an internship to come to ADKF!