It's an incredible opportunity to have been chosen as the Finance Intern for Indium Corporation’s 2017 Summer College Internship Program. Throughout the next 10 weeks I will be assigned critical roles in Indium Corporation’s finance department, gain insightful experience on strengthening important skills for the work place, meet future leaders and innovators within my field, and coordinate this blog to provide you with a first-hand view on life at Indium Corporation.
To start, I would like to provide you with some information on where I come from and how I came to work for Indium Corporation. My name is Jakob Webster, and I am currently a junior at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where I study Accounting and Business Administration. I have experienced a variety of different jobs and responsibilities on campus, from Senate Chair of our Student Government Association, Orientation Advisor for incoming students, to tutoring Accounting and Business subjects and representing our campus on the state-wide level of governance. My work as the Vice CFO, representing the voices of more than 600,000 students across New York State in the SUNY Student Assembly, has focused on the needs of the military community as well as advocating our budget with state government.
In my spare time, I am passionate about reading and constantly learning. My favorite books include biographies and autobiographies on the lives of public figures, from John D. Rockefeller to Warren Buffett. It is my goal in life to stay ambitious and always be open to new experiences, especially those that expand my horizons and all-around knowledge. When I graduate, I would like to pursue a Masters of Accountancy and become a CPA, and potentially obtain a Doctorate in Accountancy and a Law Degree with a focus on Tax Law, while starting my own finance business.
Throughout this blog, I will be updating you on the paths I have taken before becoming an intern, the exciting projects and initiatives I experience as an intern, and how I will work hard to grow as a leader in my field.