2016 Lilly Scholar – Jordan Shuler

Jordan Shuler

Jordan Shuler
2016 Graduating Senior
Scottsburg High School
Attending Grace College to major in accounting and sports management

“This past semester brought a lot of learning and new experiences. I had my first internship in a public accounting environment, and I was thrown into learning a lot of information in a short amount of time. I was an intern at a small CPA firm in Fort Wayne, LCPA Group. I was doing primarily tax work, while also doing some regular bookkeeping for clients as well. I knew nothing at all about tax before I started this internship, and I can now say that I do know a little bit more about tax, and that tax probably not an area where I would want to work long term. These are the best type of internships because now I can try to figure out better what is and is not for me in the long run.

This summer, I will be working for the Indiana State Board of Accounts, doing auditing of government entities. This is my first time doing auditing, which is what I have been thinking for a while that I like. I am looking forwarding to working there, gaining experience, and figuring out if auditing is the career for me. My hope is that I fall in love with this internship and end up getting an offer to join the State Board of Accounts after I graduate.

It is unreal to think that I have only one more year left of college. This upcoming year will be pretty different for me. I will be living in an on-campus apartment this year, whereas I had been living in primarily freshman residence halls the past 3 years. I’m looking forward to this change, but I will definitely miss some aspects of freshman dorms. My roommate of the past three years is also getting married this summer, so I will have a new roommate for the first time in my college career, which will take some getting used to. There are so many things that I’m excited for about this upcoming year. I should have a pretty relaxed schedule, which will give me time to hang out with friends at Grace for the last time before I graduate. I am also going to be the head captain of our Ultimate Frisbee club team next year as well, and we are making some new exciting steps forward with the program, and I’m excited to lead that change for us.”

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