Eric Gillis

I am currently a student at Walsh College and working as a winter intern in the SME department.

One of the things that attracted me to Clayton & McKervey during the recruiting process was the team environment, and how comfortable everyone seemed. Most accounting firms are able to present you with the same opportunities, but few seemed like they truly invested and cared for their people the way C&M did.

One week in, C&M has been what I expected. A lot of information to take in, but people are willing to help you in any way they can. The amount of information that is given to you in the first week took me by surprise, and the amount of food. In the first week we were introduced to the technology we would be using and walked through a series of practice sets to get comfortable using the software programs. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone more and learning as much as I can.

Month 1

I have had such a positive experience in my first month at C&M. Everyone has been so helpful in making sure I on the right path and comfortable. The best part by far has been the people, they really create a family environment from the shareholders to other interns. This ensures that coming to work doesn’t feel like a chore. In the first month I have had so much exposure to everything that so many moments stick out. I think the one thing that stands out most is doing fieldwork, and being so involved at every level of a job. My first month has been great, and I can’t wait to see what else is to come working here.