OUR THOUGHTS ON:

Information Security and Assurance as an IT Audit Intern

Internship

By Ben Stock

From my first accounting class in college, the importance of internships was made very clear. Internships are a great way to gain insight into a company and build on what you have been taught in school. Getting a summer internship was my number-one priority going into my senior year at Robert Morris University. I could not have asked for a better internship experience than what I have had at Schneider Downs this summer.

 I went into the first interview, on campus, trying to get an internship in the Audit Department at Schneider Downs. The interview was more of a discussion rather than an interview, and this immediately helped to calm any nerves that I had before the interview started. During that interview, Tom Harvey, the Director of HR at the firm, started to tell me about the IT Audit Department at Schneider Downs. I did not know that Schneider Downs had an IT Audit Department, and I was anxious to learn more about it because it fit well with my major of accounting and my master’s in Information Security and Assurance. I was thrilled that I received a call for a second interview at Schneider Downs’ office. Even though I was really nervous, the interview went really well. I was able to meet with people from the IT Audit Department and learn more about the type of work that they did. I was very excited to accept an internship offer from Schneider Downs and could not wait to get started in the summer.

The internship at Schneider Downs has been a great learning experience. Going into the first interview, I never thought that I would come away with an internship in the field that I am getting my master’s degree in. I was not only able to do IT auditing, but I was also able to learn the different types of processes behind the work I was doing. Everybody at the firm is really knowledgeable and willing to help, no matter what you are doing. I was able to work on different types of reports/audits and meet with different clients during my time at Schneider Downs. The people at Schneider Downs are great, and I am very happy that I was able to be a part of the firm. My internship at Schneider Downs has taught me so much, and I want to thank everyone at Schneider Downs for the opportunity.

For more information about Schneider Downs Interns read here.

Learn about how Ben applied his masters degree in Information Security and Assurance as an IT Audit Intern at Schneider Downs.

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