Financial Analyst at WPAFB, Summer 2011

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Philip Bullmaster,
majoring in Business,
graduate student, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Responsibilities during co-op:

I trained with financial analysts to learn the process of transfering funds to government contracts. I worked with 3 different divisions in the office to ensure the correct information was entered into various accounting systems to create and track funding documents. I also updated end of the month spreadsheets to reflect the data.

Most beneficial aspect of being enrolled in the co-op program?

I have learned so much information / skills from my job and from my classes in the Wright State graduate program that I have successfully been able to apply to my job.

International Finance at Hill Rogers Chartered Accountants, Summer 2009

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Kelli Stucke,
majoring in Accounting / Finance,
senior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Hill Rogers Chartered Accountants in Sydney, Australia.

Responsibilities during co-op:

Worked on monthly update that finance department puts out every month and did administrative tasks such as scan and data entry for others in the office.

Most beneficial aspect of being enrolled in the co-op program?

I learned that there are many differences and similarities in the work performed in other countries and in the US. It was a great experience to work and also see how the grading in classes is different along with how they teach and present the information. I was also able to meet many new people both in the workplace and in the program that I will be able to keep in touch with.

Accounting at Clark Schaefer Hackett, Summer 2009

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Dan Behr,
majoring in Accounting,
junior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Responsibilities during co-op:

As my internship with Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co. comes to an end, it is incredible to reflect on all of the different accounting aspects I have experienced in the past three months. This experience with CSH has given me the rare opportunity to get a taste of what to expect in different types of accounting careers. In addition to a valuable learning experience, every day I was surrounded by people who enjoyed their work and valued their clients. The most comforting aspect in regards to working at CSH is definitely the approachability factor. Whether I was working with fellow interns, managers, or shareholders, everyone was willing to take time out of their day to address my concerns and do whatever they could to fix them. I do not believe any other firm could have given me as much as I took away from my three months with Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co.


Sarah Knoll,
majoring in Accounting,
junior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Responsibilities during co-op:

During my experience at Clark Schaefer Hackett, I have learned a lot through the help of everyone here. The people I worked with were very kind and patient with me as they taught me the basics. I felt as though I could ask anyone for help if I didn’t know how to do something. I did not feel I was treated as ‘just’ an intern or co-op student at any point in time. I was given work that had meaning. I didn’t scan papers all day nor did I do administration work all day like I have heard of other students doing. Before I started this co-op I feared that I would end up like other students at other companies and would regret taking the quarter off school to do this internship. I wanted to learn what it would be like to be an accountant during busy season, and that is what I learned this quarter. Overall, I am very glad I had the opportunity to be a part of Clark Schaefer Hackett during the busy season. It showed me what I was getting into by majoring in Accounting. I now know what it is like to get out in the real world and what it takes to be a tax accountant at a CPA firm


Matt Dippold,
majoring in Accounting,
senior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Responsibilities during co-op:

Overall I’m very pleased with my experience at CSH. The people were outstanding and extremely helpful and personable. No one ever thought twice about helping out when I had questions (which was often), and for that I’m very grateful. Without the support of everyone I never would have learned as much as I have. My favorite part of the internship was the personality and culture of the Dayton office. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to jump start my career in accounting. While I wanted to get all my work perfect the first time, I never felt pressured to do so, and my superiors approached making mistakes as part of the learning process, which I really appreciated. Thanks again for the opportunity to work here at CSH, it has been a wonderful experience.


Melissa Davis,
majoring in Accounting,
senior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Responsibilities during co-op:

My experience as an intern at CSH has been amazing. Looking back over the last three months, I have been able to see the amount of experience and knowledge that I have gained. I feel that the training and advice given to me by all the employees, has given me a stepping stone to start my career, and has helped me to determine which areas of accounting I would like to pursue. Working at CSH has not only been educational, it has been a lot of fun. The people that CSH employ are very easy to get along with and even more helpful. I learned early on that I could go to anyone in the office with a question and know that I would be led in the right direction. This real world experience allowed me to take what I have learned in the classroom and apply it to actual situations, being able to see the final product was very exciting. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to be a CSH intern; as I know that it has only lead me further down the path toward my career goals.

Accounting at Brady Ware & Shoenfeld, Winter 2009

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Jenny Duling,
majoring in Accountancy,
junior, one quarter in the co-op program at time of testimonial.
Employed at Brady Ware & Shoenfeld.

Responsibilities during co-op:
  • Preparing 1099's for certain clients
  • Proofing various financial statements and working with accounts payable (to make sure our clients are conforming to the standards generally accepted within the United States)
  • Entering fixed assets into the software WinFas
  • Backing up several files within Peachtree and then entering checks into the system
  • Preparing individual 1040's
Most beneficial aspect of being enrolled in the co-op program?

The most beneficial aspect of participating in the co-op was getting the real world experience while truly learning what an accountant does on a daily basis.