Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900
Summer 2010 Site ReviewPosition: Accounting Intern
Student: Economics Junior
During these past two months I have had the opportunity of working at Teeple Partners, a commercial real estate company in the heart of Austin. The internship required me to be knowledgeable in the field of accounting and finance, since I was an assistant to the head accountant.
My responsibilities at Teeple Partners were to make sure all company accounts were in balance, cut payroll checks, send invoices to Homeowners Associations, make sure the accounting files were in order, research income taxes for our 100 plus companies, and most importantly learn how to use Quickbooks Pro, an accounting program that enabled me to do all these things. Each week I was to complete a number of tasks and was given the freedom to organize my week as I pleased. With this I was able to use many of the things that I have learned as an Economics major. Every day I was faced with the opportunity cost of different situations and had to use comparative advantage to see which task was of most importance.
A typical day at Teeple Partners was to every morning pick up the newspaper, check my supervisor’s voicemail, and begin with the tasks that I had set up for that day. A day in the life of a Teeple Partners employee is very interesting and a great stepping stone for someone with no professional job experience, this internship has provided me with a lot of knowledge about the professional world and many contacts that I will keep for the rest of my professional career.