Tristan Fraley

Tristan-FraleyWeek 1

My name is Tristan Fraley and I am going to be a senior at Wayne State University this coming fall. I am a part of the swim team and dedicate most of my time to that when I am not studying or going to class.

I first became interested in C&M during my sophomore year of college when I went to an accounting career fair. The firm was very different from the other ones at the career fair because it seemed close-knit. I know other places talk about teams and working together, but hearing about how the teams work at C&M and the number of people that work for the firm showed me that it is a place where you know everyone and can help each other. I related to this being a part of a swim team where we spend a lot of time working together and helping one another.

I thought I knew what C&M was going to be like after going to the Reach Beyond leadership program and having a couple of interviews. After my first week I was blown away by the kindness and helpfulness of everyone, I was working with. There is always someone to talk with and ask for help. They will help you step by step and make sure you understand what you are doing and make it fun! I appreciated getting emails from people welcoming me and scheduled lunches where I got to see everyone in the department I work in.

What surprised me was the level of care that each person gives to a client as well as each other. I see that the staff truly loves what they do and care about helping everyone! I like to work in teams and the strong communication that we have here really makes the jobs easier and days feel shorter (even though I don’t want the day to end)!

What I am looking forward to the most is being able to handle some projects on my own and contributing to the team I am in. Right now I am in the learning stage and I enjoy working with my team. I feel I can contribute a little right now but once I get the hang of everything I can’t wait to become a helping hand at C&M.