CS&L’s internship program provided me with a rewarding experience that has helped mold me into the young professional that I am today. In the early phases of my internship, I began to understand that fostering growth and professional development is paramount within CS&L’s culture. Interns are immediately placed into excellent hands-on training seminars that prepare them for the work that will be assigned, and the “Mentor for Success” program provides a consistent outlet for getting any questions answered that you may have. I also felt that CS&L does a great job in keeping the work/life balance in check by participating in activities such as weekly workouts, firm lunches, happy hours, and community volunteer events.
Why did you stay at CS&L CPAs?
After the completion of my internship, I decided to stay with CS&L due to three primary reasons. The first reason why I decided to stay with CS&L is that I enjoy working with the team. The job can be very demanding at times, so it is nice to work alongside people who are like-minded and have similar hobbies as I do. I also greatly enjoyed the challenge that working at CS&L provided. On the audit side, interns and staff are fully involved in the audit process from top to bottom so there are several opportunities for learning and advancing. While being critically involved at all phases of the audit which makes for a steep learning curve, it also provides tremendous rewards in terms of the knowledge and experience. Lastly, I opted to stay with CS&L because I am a local, and really enjoy the outdoor activities available in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.