by Rebecca Teichmann
Erick Tran, Eberhardt Senior (5th year) and MAcc candidate ‘2014, is well known around the business school for his friendly smile and active involvement in campus organizations, including but not exclusive to: Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Student Investment Fund. Eric also happens to have been a Summer Audit Intern with the esteemed accounting firm Deloitte this past summer.
Prior to securing his internship with Deloitte, Erick interned with Cottage Bakery in Lodi. At Cottage Bakery Erick’s activities focused on operations and production management. While it was interesting to learn about the supply and demand of a consumer products company, Erick had a serious desire to gain experience in the public accounting industry, and he was keenly focused on pursuing Deloitte.
Erick had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Deloitte in the fall of his fourth year during their campus visit, as well as get to know the company through the company’s website. According to Erick, he practically “memorized the Deloitte website”. The dedication to his mission paid off with an internship opportunity: Summer Audit Intern for Deloitte’s San Jose office.
Many interns work with a variety of clients, but Erick spent most of his internship at Aerohive, a technology client, assessing documents and ensuring that auditing procedures were in compliance. For the duration of the internship, Erick spent several hours each day working side by side with staff accountants who emphasized growth opportunities.
The firm’s emphasis on team building and community involvement was evident throughout Erick’s internship, as he could clearly see Deloitte hires individuals who want more involvement with the company than an average “9-5” job. Given his penchant for involvement, Deloitte will be a great fit for Erick. He’s accepted an offer to join the firm full-time following his graduation in the Spring of 2014.