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Cliff Klett ’11
Arcadia professors really prepared me for my internships. The professors at Arcadia expect the most from their students. This means punctuality, thinking critically and analytically, and delivering the greatest professional appearance possible.
I completed two internships. During my junior year, I interned at Harvey, Ballard, & Bornstein tax law firm, and in my senior year, I interned with Resnick, Amsterdam, and Leshner P.C. RAL offered me a full-time position. Both internships were tax-related, but at RAL I worked in a larger firm of about 30 employees. This internship differed a lot from my first, and I am really glad it did.
At RAL they treated me as a full-time employee. I worked alongside full-time employees and integrated into the daily environment. The managers assigned me clients (some actually being MLB baseball players), and I would complete their tax returns.
Getting work experience while you’re a student is vital—employers look for recent graduates that have a range of work experience on their résumés. Having my first internship opened the door into attaining my current job at RAL. However, now that I have multiple job experiences I can move forward and apply for more challenging employment opportunities.