INTERN SPOTLIGHT—BRAD SINICKI

Brad Sinicki    
Tax Department

Saginaw Valley State University

Dec 2018

Major: Accounting
Minor: None

Meet Brad Sinicki, 2018 tax season intern working in the tax department.

Brad is a current student at Saginaw Valley State University and will be graduating this December. Brad started pursuing finance but after his first accounting class decided that he liked accounting better. He researched career paths in accounting and felt that it was the right place for him. Brad likes that there are many different areas in accounting and opportunities to branch out to other areas further along in his career.

Brad enjoys watching sports, fishing, and playing golf in his spare time. He also tries to go snowboarding at Boyne Highlands once a year.

Why did you choose Maner Costerisan to intern with?
I chose Maner Costerisan because they have a very comfortable work environment, and every associate I’ve interacted with has been welcoming and kind. I was also impressed by the continual growth that Maner has had over the years.

What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
My favorite thing about working at Maner is how friendly, approachable, helpful, and knowledgeable everyone is. This is a great environment to further your education, create new relationships, and advance your career.

What was your first day at Maner Costerisan like?
My first day at Maner Costerisan was engaging. I like that we were introduced to Maner’s president, as well as the department heads on the first day. The Maner Costerisan jacket is also very nice!

What are your duties as an intern?
Currently my duties as an intern are to prepare 1040’s, prepare personal property tax returns for businesses, learn as much as I can every day, be professional and courteous towards associates and clients, and complete tasks efficiently.

What has been the most rewarding part of your internship?
The most rewarding part of my internship has been reflecting on how much I have already learned during the first two weeks of my internship, as well as solving problems both on my own and with the other tax interns.

What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
I would tell new interns to be willing to learn as much as you can, and make sure you take a lot of notes when you are receiving help from other associates. Both their time and your time are valuable, and it would be rude to ask the same questions repeatedly.