I worked on real engagements from start to finish, busy work was not what was assigned to the interns. There were countless training sessions that helped to expand my knowledge on the various accounting software and tax regulations. The partners have a comprehensive understanding that technical skills in this position come with years of experience. This is what makes them so good at their jobs, because of their willingness to teach and help YOU grow in your position.
What I wish was different
Nothing - I loved my internship experience with this company. The internship turned into a full time opportunity which led to even more opportunities and growth within the company.
Communication is key in this position, on both a personal and professional level. Staying organized and communicating the status of engagements is essential. You also have to be willing to learn and expand your knowledge on ever-changing accounting topics and software. Ask questions when you do not understand something. As long as you show an interest and willingness to learn, you will be successful in this position.