Week Eleven Already! Chudik told you a bit what’s been up in Marketing, so here’s the update on down the hall in IA.
I work in Internal Audit, and most of our teams are from finance/ accounting/ technology backgrounds. In case you aren’t familiar with IA, our basic goal is “verifying compliance, partnering for improvement”. Summed up this means audit works every day to improve SWA by helping our teams become more efficient and comply with all the rules and regulations of our industry. I’ve been working with the SOX team this summer, auditing the procedures deemed necessary by the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act back in 2002.
In addition to my audit work, I’ve been able to meet with everyone in my department and learn about their wide variety of backgrounds and career paths. I’ve gained some fantastic advice along the way, and am so grateful for the generosity, helpfulness, and kindness of everyone in SWA IA.
I got the idea to do these brief, 15 minute ‘one-on-ones’ as we call them from my friend in the department, Elise. She’s actually an OSU grad as well! When she interned here a couple years ago, she said meeting with everyone in the department was a great way to get to know everyone. I’m glad I took her advice, and would highly recommend anyone interning do this as well.
I’m going to use my one more weekend of free flights to go visit my aunt and cousin in Newport Beach this weekend! The travel part of my summer has been such a privilege. I’ve gone to Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, New York City, and gotten to know Dallas quite well. Since Chudik is flying home to bike Pelotonia (Shameless plug: check out her page pelotonia.org/achudik for more info on this awesome cause), Mama Dosen is flying in to visit and drive with me back to Ohio! We have an end of the summer “graduation” for the interns here at Southwest that she’s going to come to, then I’m going to to show her around my city before we pack up and hit the road. It’s bittersweet leaving Texas soon, but my time here has been such a blessing and I couldn’t have asked for a better summer.
Till next time,