The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Networking

by Linda Costa, Assurance Intern, Bellingham

Networking might have helped you land an internship with Moss Adams, but don’t make the mistake of ending the networking process too soon. Building your network is a continuing part of your career. For many, this involves putting yourself out there and getting out of your comfort zone.
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SIP to Tacoma: Our First Week in the Office

By Tyler Rixon, Tax Intern, Tacoma Office

If you got a chance to check out Andrea’s blog about SIP, then you already know what an amazing experience it was. But how do you take all the lessons learned and energy from SIP and apply it to your respective office? Since this experience is unique for everyone, I thought it would be fun to get input from all six of the Tacoma interns in this collaborative piece.



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Found My West

 By Linda Costa, Assurance Intern, Bellingham Office

Growing up on the beast coast was an experience I have been grateful to have had. Boston, MA is quite the varied city— with its auburn autumns and winter blizzards. Boston has given me the perspective of what it means to be from the “East Coast.” People are direct, walking is fast, driving is faster, and, generally, baseball is a pretty important part of everyone’s year. Then why, might you ask, did I go in search of my West?
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What are you good at?

By Eric Oates, Rotational Intern, Orange County Office

When working in a team, it’s vital to have members who exemplify a variety of different strengths and then allow the people in that team to work to their strengths. In a team-oriented field like accounting, Moss Adams knows this better than most. Because of this importance, one of the workshops that we participated in at the Summer Internship Program was focused specifically on finding out what our strengths are  and how we can effectively leverage these for the good of our teams.

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Let’s Get Technical.

By Arin Contreras, Tax-Assurance Intern, Medford, OR Office

Week Three has come and gone, and already so much has happened! Now that I’ve introduced myself, I’d like to take some time to go back to the first two weeks at Moss Adams. The first week, Moss Adams’s Summer Internship Program (SIP; under the Internship tab) was packed with approximately two hundred interns from all branches united at Huntington Beach for an official introduction and welcome to the firm. With so much packed into a week comprised of enlivening speeches, training, strengths discovery, and an entire day at Disneyland, the other three intern bloggers and myself decided that each of us would choose to focus on one aspect of SIP. Because I decided to do technical training, I will also incorporate some comments regarding my second week of interning, which entailed an Oregon region combined training week in Portland.

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How do you make $1,000,000?

By Michael Hetrick, Audit Intern, Sacramento Office

Michael Hetrick at the first day of the SIP in Huntington BeachTo kick off our summer internships, Moss Adams organized an entire week of events in Huntington Beach for almost 200 interns from all over the region. This Summer Internship Program included technical training, a Strengths Finder, a scavenger hunt at Disneyland, and plenty of good times. This was such an exciting way for Moss Adams to acclimate us to the firm. Apart from being treated like VIPs, we were given the opportunity to bond and form new relationships with the other interns and experience the Moss Adams Advantage for ourselves. Continue reading “How do you make $1,000,000?”

Accountants have fun? Interns in Disneyland

By Jenae White, Audit Intern, San Francisco Office

Welcome to week two of this summer’s intern blog! This week, we decided as a group that we would be talking about various topics from the Summer Internship Program (SIP). With a week of training, there are several topics that we could discuss. However, we have narrowed it down to four. This week, I have the privilege to talk about the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. Continue reading “Accountants have fun? Interns in Disneyland”


By Jamie Martin, audit intern, Portland office.

IMG_9039There are so many words to describe the Moss Adams Summer Intern Program (aka SIP). Incredible. Fun. And most of all, MOSSome. The week spent in Anaheim was such an incredible experience. If there was any doubt in my mind that Moss Adams might not be the right firm for me, that thought is now long gone. We spent the week learning about Moss Adams and going over basics of training in areas of Tax, Assurance, and Employee Benefit Plans. The training was a good overview of what we would be doing and the Moss Adams’ approach to completing the work and serving clients. Continue reading “#MOSSome”

Making the Right Choice

By Amanda Wilson, Tax Intern, Seattle Office

Moss Adams Summer Intern Program (SIP) 2015 at Disneyland.
Moss Adams Summer Intern Program (SIP) 2015 at Disneyland.

After months of coffee dates, interviews, office tours, and thank-you emails, the moment finally arrives when you receive an offer – the offer you have agonized over and desperately hoped for. The pre-offer courtship involved after-work socials, business card exchanges, and a repetitive repertoire of questions between current employees and hopeful interns, all with the intention of learning about the other party and if you two will be a good match. Making the decision to pursue a firm and accept an offer from them is so much more than choosing a summer/winter source of income – it’s choosing the launch pad for your career.

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SIP 2015: People, Perspective, and Pretzels

By Kelli Breland, tax intern, Tacoma office

As I lugged my suitcase through airport security, passed the Alaska Airlines desk, and into the overhead rack, I was hit with a sudden realization: We had heard about SIP for weeks, but I still didn’t know what to expect. I sat in my seat and watched the activity on the tarmac while trying to figure out what I could count on. I knew there would be training, Disneyland, and 116 other interns, but that was about it. Before I knew it, we were taking off, and my SIP adventure began. Continue reading “SIP 2015: People, Perspective, and Pretzels”