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A Q&A with Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting Student Elizaveta Kostina

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting student Elizaveta Kostina worked at PM-International as an Accounting Clerk for her placement last summer. Elizaveta participated in team meetings - expressing her opinions and suggestions, helped improve the internal processes and had the opportunity to train and supervise new interns.

"I enjoyed working at PM-International and added many valuable skills to my portfolio," said Elizaveta. "I was never treated as an intern but as a valuable member of the team. The company only started operating in 2020, and I was glad to take part in improving the internal processes and creating new ones. I also worked through the pandemic on-site. PM-International followed health and safety protocols very carefully and the pandemic made my work team my friends since they were in my bubble!"

Why did you choose the Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting program?

I chose Accounting as my specialty because I wanted a career that would allow me to work in any industry and company. With accounting, the opportunities are endless! I am also a natural organizer, so this was a great fit for me.

What is the most valuable thing you've learned about work and career?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek help. You are a valuable part of the team!

What is the most valuable thing you've learned about yourself?

I have learned that I am very good at handling stressful situations and tight deadlines. I was able to keep calm and get the work done!

How did Placement Advisors support/assist you with your placement?

Mary helped me all along the way by perfecting my resume and communicating with potential employers. She also oversaw the successful completion of my internship.

What advice would you give to future students?

Take a look at every opportunity your placement advisor sends you! A company that you may have never heard of could become your dream job! My unpaid internship with PM-International turned into a permanent part-time position that I really enjoy!

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