INTERN SPOTLIGHT—Christian Rodriguez


Christian Rodriguez

Audit Department

Michigan State University 2019

Major: Accounting
Minor: None

Meet Christian Rodriguez, 2018 winter intern working in the audit department.

Christian is a current student at Michigan State University and will be graduating in 2019. Christian knew he wanted to go into accounting when he came to Michigan State and after researching career paths decided that public accounting was the right fit for him.

Christian chose Maner for his internship after researching local firms. Christian is very interested in Affordable Housing and felt that Maner had interesting clients.

Christian is originally from Los Angeles, California and came to Michigan to attend school at Michigan State. He is embracing the weather and has picked up hiking and sledding, both activities he enjoys doing with his girlfriend.

Christian also enjoys traveling and says the coolest place he has been is Central America where he visited Guatemala and El Salvador. When asked what he likes to do in his spare time, Christian stated “watch the Spartans beat U of M.”

What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
Taco Wednesday. Every Wednesday during tax season Maner treats employees to dinner.

What was your first day at Maner Costerisan like?
It was very welcoming, everyone was incredibly friendly. We did some initial training and got to know everyone we would be working with, from partners to associates.

What are your duties as an intern?
Auditing affordable housing clients and creating their financial statements.

What has been the most difficult part of your internship?
Learning so many different ideas and programs all at once.

What has been the most rewarding part of your internship?
Learning an incredible amount.

What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.