“What do you want to do for the rest of your life?” was a question I was asked countless times during high school. Every time I hesitantly answered with “I want to be an Accountant”. It wasn't until the last trimester of my Senior year that I realized I truly and undoubtedly wanted to be an Accountant.
Senior year of high school I took an Entrepreneurship hub through North Iowa Area Community College. One of the requirements for the hub was to complete a 48 hour internship. I decided that since I was so hesitant on if I wanted to be an Accountant then my best learning experience would be at a local Accounting Firm. I could have chosen to intern at a larger scale Accounting Firm like H&R Block, but instead I chose Tweeten & Young CPAs because it's locally owned and it's a smaller scale. Since it was a smaller, Carol Tweeten and Marlene Young had more time to sit down with me one on one and teach me everything I needed to know.
My very first day of the internship was terrifying and I went in completely unprepared. I had no idea what I was in store for. As I walked into Tweeten & Young my heart stated racing, palms started to sweat, and I though I was going to throw up. I had never been so nervous in my life. The first thing I saw when I entered the building was the friendly smile of the receptionist. Slowly my nervous went away, but they came back and hit me like a brick wall when I met Carol Tweeten. Something about Carol made me ten times nervous than I was before. When I walked into her office I thought she was mad because she had a scowl look on her face. She looked like she wasn't happy to be there and hated her job. This made me terrified that I would one day end up like her. I didn't want to go to a job that I hated everyday for the rest of my life.
After a couple weeks went by I found myself dreading going to my internship. Some days I even called in “sick” because I disliked it so much. I wasn't learning the things I...
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