Cara M Evans

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2019


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Grant Thornton is a mid-sized public accounting firm. The company has offices throughout the world, and my internship took place in the Philadelphia office. I worked in the Advisory service line, specifically Business Risk Services in the Attest Risk department.

In my role, I worked with the IT Auditing team to assess the state of our clients IT systems. I worked mainly on testing access configuration and security administration, as well as many other controls. I also helped to create SOC reports and other official documentation.

One of the highlights of my internship was the Key Client Competition. This was a nation wide competition among all Grant Thornton interns. There was a local competition for the Philadelphia office, and the winner moved on to a Regional competition, and potentially Nationals after that. All of the interns were broken down into teams of 4 and assigned a client account. Our task was to work with the current account team to develop an idea about how to grow our business with the client. This was a great way to learn more about how companies like GT earn revenue, and also exciting to create a plan for a real business opportunity which will be pursued by the firm in the future. I am proud to say that my team won both the Philadelphia competition and our Atlantic Coast regional competition, placing us in the Top 6 in the nation.

I learned many new skills in this internship that relate to the MIS major. I feel much more confident in my knowledge of many Enterprise IT Systems, since the clients we were testing used a variety of software. I am also more comfortable with the regulatory environment in IT, since we did work with SOX reporting.

Professional Achievements

    • Class project Fall 2017

    • Marka Beach Tags AppSpring 2018

    • Earning an industry recognized certificationFall 2018

    • AIS officerFall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

    • Assist at a department sponsored eventSpring 2017, Spring 2019

    • Fox IT Career FairFall 2017, Fall 2018

    • Other Career FairFall 2017

    • IBIT small group meeting with industryFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2019

    • IBIT/CDI Challenge or ConferenceFall 2017

    • National AIS CompetitionSpring 2018

    • Advance to finals of AIS NationalsSpring 2018

    • Active AIS memberFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

    • AIS Mentorship ProgramFall 2018, Spring 2019

    • AIS Speaker Series TrackFall 2018, Spring 2019

    • AIS Technical Development TrackFall 2018, Spring 2019

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