Francesca and currently attends Central Michigan University, where she is a double major in Accounting and Philosophy.

Week 1

My name is Francesca Ferrara and I am a senior at Central Michigan University. This is my second summer internship with Clayton & McKervey! From the beginning, I was attracted to C&M because of the people and firm culture. Therefore, I was thrilled to be welcomed back this week and see so many familiar faces. And while technology and procedures have changed since last summer, I am happy to report that the core values of this firm have not! Everyone has continued to be exceedingly kind and helpful. In the next coming months I hope to develop new friendships, further my career development, and take advantage of all the mentorship available! Wish me luck 🙂

Month 1

My experience at C&M thus far has been very exciting! I have had the opportunity to work on both financial statements and tax returns, and am continuing to expand my knowledge. Furthermore, I was able to participate in fieldwork where I visited the client and worked directly with the controller. So far, what I enjoy most about working at C&M is the amount of responsibility I am entrusted with. I have enjoyed being assigned challenging work and pushing myself to the next level. A particularly memorable moment was when I was recently assigned to work on a tax return that was estimated to take 100 hours! At first, I was very overwhelmed, but once I had the chance to start working through the information I learned so much about the company and their financial situation. In short, things here at C&M have been great and I am looking forward to the next month!