INTERN SPOTLIGHT—Avery Beland
Meet Avery Beland, 2020 tax season intern working in the Tax Department. Avery currently attends Central Michigan University and will graduate with his 150 credits in December of 2021.
Avery decided to pursue accounting after taking he took an Introduction to Business class in high school and really enjoyed it.
Avery is originally from Dewitt and enjoys playing pool and basketball in his spare time. Avery has a sister (pictured). A fun fact about Avery is that he is also a Card Shark.
Why did you choose Maner Costerisan to intern with?
The culture. Everyone I interacted with spoke so highly about it, and in interviews I saw it was true.
What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
The people. Everyone is so inclusive and willing to help, it is a very comfortable place to learn and grow.
What are your duties as an intern?
TMy duties include completing returns and sending them for review. I am currently working on completing Personal Property Tax (PPT) forms.
What has been the most difficult aspect of your internship?
The learning process. It’s a new experience not being able to study to learn and improve my skills, I have to learn from experience.
What has been the most rewarding part of your internship?
The relationships I’ve built. I’ve been here a short time and met a lot of remarkable people and hope to meet more.
What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
Be outgoing and ask questions.
Who have you gotten a chance to interact with during your internship?
I have interacted with a lot of different levels of employees at the firm. Some of the partners come play basketball with other employees on Mondays.
Have you had a lot of interaction with the other interns? Do you work together or independently the majority of the time?
I have had a lot of interaction with the other interns. I’ve gone to lunch with them as well as played basketball with them. We generally collaborate before going to ask our higher-ups for help.