Intern Update: Colleen Pikus

Colleen Pikus

Accounting and Analytics & Technology, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

BKD - Audit Intern

My internship is so much fun because when I am not working on accounting paperwork, I am enjoying my summer getting to know all the other interns. This picture was taken at a kickball tournament against all of the other accounting firms in Kansas City.

So far during my accounting internship, I have learned many new system skills, built new relationships, done community service, and had fun! This summer I got to learn so much about accounting and information systems, including several new programs like Key Net, P-Fx, Star and even more Excel. The company also provides a lot of new employee training about BKD's culture. This firm has so many awesome employees, so I am really enjoying getting to know more and more people. One associate explained how auditing is not easy but that it is a great way to learn about different business frameworks. I have grown in more skills including communication and problem solving, especially in a professional environment. While this has been a great experience so far, I hope to continue to grow and learn more about auditing as my internship wraps up.