Senior CIS Major Earns Full-time Job After Internship

Senior Computer Information Systems major Aubrie Sinclair is set to earn her BBA in December, but even with all her hard work, she did not expect to secure a full-time job months before graduation.

After her summer Database Tester internship at Acxiom was extended into fall, Aubrie was surprised in mid-September with a full-time offer to join the company. She has accepted a position to be a Delivery Support Analyst after graduation.

Learn more about Aubrie’s success in her path to career development from her own words:

Why did you choose to major in business?

I chose to major in business on a whim, but I think what’s more important is why I stayed. I stayed majoring in business because of the amazing individuals I met when I changed my major; I stayed because my advisor in the COB encourages me and pushes me to be my very best, and right alongside him, my professors do the same. Majoring in business can be tough, but I wouldn’t want to struggle and succeed in any other major. The College of Business has given me endless opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that allows me to be surrounded by fellow peers and professors who have the same drive and passion as I have. Being a business major has made my time at UCA worthwhile.

Why did you choose this internship?

I chose this internship as a Database Tester at Acxiom because I saw it as an opportunity for growth with a company that I could see myself working for one day. The internship aligned with skills I had prior knowledge of, but it also grabbed my attention because it required me to expand my knowledge and pick up new skills along the way.

What did you learn at this internship?

At this internship, I learned a variety of skills. I learned very quickly that problem-solving and communication were going to be key in this career. Being a Database Tester required me to think outside of the box daily and pushed me to practice concise communication with both my co-workers and the client. I worked with SQL Database every day, and I enjoyed that I was exposed to hands-on experience with software that I have been taught at UCA.

How do you think this internship will be beneficial in your career?

Internships can be beneficial to students’ careers in many ways. It can show you what you do or don’t want out of a future job and help you grow in your skills. This internship allowed me to exercise the skills I already have and obtain new ones, and it allowed me to network with people who have experience in my future career field. I know this internship helped me me to grow as a student and a future businesswoman in technology. Ultimately, it helped me earn a full-time position with the company.

How do you plan to use your degree?

I have always planned to use my degree in Computer Information Systems and Analytics to work for a technology company that is focused on innovation and creativity. My eventual goal is to go into Business/Data Analytics, and I plan to pursue my master’s degree in Applied Data Analytics.

What advice do you have for students who may (or may not) be considering an internship?

My advice for anyone who is considering applying for or accepting an internship is – just go for it! I never thought I would land such an amazing internship, but I applied anyway and got an interview. The worst-case scenario might be that you get real-life experience filling out applications and interviewing for a company. Don’t let big companies and competitive interviews scare you off; believe in yourself, what you are capable of, and bring that to your interview because that’s what companies want to see.

Internship • Financial Advisor • Deadline: Aug. 31

Strategic Financial Partners Internship for Fall 2022

Role Description

Our internship program introduces candidates to the financial services industry and allows them the opportunity to shadow advisors, conduct financial interviews, illustrate various products, and understand the process of completing a financial plan. Upon completion, the candidate will have the insight to determine if an ongoing career is right for them.

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Meet the Firms: September 15, 2021

Must sign up by Wednesday, Sep 8 • 4p • COB 204

Meet the Firms • Wed, Sep 15

Meet the Firms is the best night of the year for accounting majors. Around 20 firms are here just to meet UCA accounting majors and tell you about internships and jobs. It is a great opportunity to compare different types and sizes of employers. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is only held once per year in September. Attend your junior, senior, and even grad school year to develop a professional network and discover the kinds of places you may want a job in the future.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Any accounting major who is currently in or has finished a 3000-level accounting course.

Professional dress is required.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER is 4pm on Wed, Sep 8.

Must submit a one-page resume and $10 (cash only) to COB 204.

All profits above the event costs will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Beta Alpha Psi members (already initiated) may attend at no cost, but must still submit a resume.

Students who do not submit a resume by the deadline will not be permitted to attend.

More details about the event will be emailed to students who sign up. If you have questions, stop by COB 204.

Sign up for Meet the Firms by September 8, 2021

Meet the Firms Sign-up Deadline (Accounting Club) | Wednesday, Sep 8 • 4p • COB 204

Turn in a one-page resume and $10 to attend Meet the Firms on Sep 15. Only open to accounting majors who are in or have completed a 3000-level accounting course.

Interns Needed at Edafio Conway & NLR Locations

Edafio has an urgent need for part-time IT Interns at their Conway & N. Little Rock locations. They are looking to fill these positions immediately, paying $15.00 per hour.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Have a passion for using technology to solve business problems for great clients
  • Share their core values of commitment to client success, unquestionable integrity, and teamwork with humility and respect
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an information technology related field
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0+
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior graduating December 2021 to December 2023
  • Previous help desk experience is a plus

Students can learn more here or apply by emailing their resumes to careers@edafio.com.

 

Insurance Agency (Industry Accounting) – Internship and Beyond

Insurance Agency (industry accounting) | Summer 2021 and beyond Internship (Little Rock)

An insurance agency is looking for a sharp accounting major (preferably with some accounting experience) to bring their accounting records together into one system. Your job would including training on their software (provided by the software vendor), developing processes to collect and input data (e.g., from payroll company and source documents), and training the agency’s employees to follow your processes after your internship is over. Possibility of full-time job offer after graduation.

To apply: Send your resume to Dr. Watson (swatson@uca.edu) with the subject “Insurance Agency”

Haley Gardner CPA

Haley Gardner CPA (public accounting) | Fall-to-spring Part-time job (Conway)

Are you serious about a career in public accounting? This part-time job will start his fall to get you acquainted with software, processes, etc. so that you are ready for the busy season in the spring.

To Apply: send resumes to haley@hmgardnercpa.com.

Rogers Group Inc. • Summer 2022 Internship

Sophomore and Junior Accounting majors interested in private/industry accounting are encourage to apply for this internship. The experience would be wide reaching as Rogers accounts for their aggregate line of business based on fixed/variable cost and their construction line of business focusing on WIP and Revenue Recognition for construction jobs.

To apply: Send your resume for this Summer 2022 internship.

For questions about this internship, contact the UCA Accounting Department.

LR Insurance Agency • Summer 2021 Internship

An insurance agency is looking for a sharp accounting major (preferably with some accounting experience) to bring their accounting records together into one system. Your job would including training on their software (provided by the software vendor), developing processes to collect and input data (e.g., from payroll company and source documents), and training the agency’s employees to follow your processes after your internship is over. Possibility of full-time job offer after graduation.

To apply: Send your resume to Dr. Watson with the subject “Insurance Agency”

For questions about this internship, contact the UCA Accounting Department.

Career Networking Opportunity for UCA’s Rising Juniors and Seniors: September 14 & 15

Rising Juniors & Seniors, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to be the first students to meet recruiters and form career connections. This is a speed interview opportunity, and you will interview with six different companies in one hour. These companies are ready to offer entry-level positions to begin after graduation.

Before the interview day, you’ll also get a review of your resume and training about how to dress appropriately and deliver an impactful interview.

Spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. Download the details and contact UCA CAREER SERVICES at 501-450-3134 or careerservices@uca.edu. [Read more…]