Helena Paulos is an undergraduate Accounting major who will graduate in the spring of 2015. To help get her ready for post-graduation life, she’s working this summer on an internship at Overstock.com. She took the time to answer a few questions from Brianna Koucos, senior career counselor in the Undergraduate Career Management Center, about her experience:
1. What is something new that you learned through your internship?
Helena: Working on the SEC Reporting Team at Overstock.com has really reiterated the importance and usefulness of timelines and task lists in the accounting field. With a role as vital as SEC filing, having the ability to keep up with deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner is key. There are various moving parts in the filing department that all rely on each other, and if one person doesn’t complete their task on time or forgets to finalize a document, it can throw the whole filing process off.
2. What are you most proud of in your internship so far?
Helena: What I am most proud of from my internship experience is that anyone can go on the SEC website and search “company filings” for Overstock.c