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Renee Tribitt, Minot, ND
Accounting & Fraud Examination

Not All Work and No Play

When I decided to return to school at Minot State University, I honestly did not know what to expect. One year ago, I had no idea that I would be living in Alaska for the summer because of the opportunities that came about through MSU.

I have always wanted to visit Alaska, so when the prospect of an accounting internship with one of the "Big Four" firms arose, I jumped at the chance to apply for it. I was grateful to land one of fourteen internships offered by KPMG in Anchorage, Alaska. From June to August, I worked as an audit intern, focusing on learning audit methodologies, performing supervised test work, and writing detailed reports.

My experience in Alaska was not all work and no play. Because of my internship, I was introduced to wonderful new friends and co-workers and was able to travel to client sites in other parts of the state. I lived in Anchorage, but I was able to visit Juneau, Denali National Park (Mt. McKinley), and several smaller cities along the Kenai Peninsula. I saw glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and a wide array of wildlife.

Because of the educational and employment opportunities available at Minot State University, I was able to have an unforgettable summer, both at work and at play.