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Marilyn’s internship experience at Dativa Associates

I am Atuhaire Marilyn, a BSAF student at Uganda Christian University. As part of the partial fulfillment for the award of the bachelor’s degree, we’re required to undertake internship in an organization relating to the course we do to put in practice what we know in theory. I had the incredible opportunity to intern for Dativa and Associates, a renown audit firm in Kampala. I chose DA because of is outstanding reputation and being one of the best audit firms in the country, this drew me to it more because auditing is exactly the career I want to pursue.

My experience at Dativa and Associates has been quite eye-opening, it has introduced me to the field of auditing so professionally, it’s shown me that mediocrity cannot be tolerated. The due-diligence, integrity, independence and objectivity is unmatched. The warm welcoming staff made it easy for me to learn and were always ready to assist whenever needed. Through my journey at internship (3rd September – 9th November 2018) I’ve gained confidence in working with others and making a positive contribution to the audit field.

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The more challenging parts would be the steep learning curve and the long hours in the office due to the time sensitive client needs. However, I was fortunate to have helpful and friendly colleagues and mentors who would take the time and effort to guide me through the technicalities of the type of work auditors do.

My advice for a successful internship in a nutshell is, be pro-active, that is look for work so that you will have the chance to learn as well as to contribute, interact, make friends and contacts at work; you never know when an opportunity might present itself from it. Lastly, be yourself, internships are a chance for employers to know you but also for you to understand your prospective employer and to decide if the both are a good fit for each other; be yourself so that you will be able to make an informed decision at the end of the day.

In conclusion, I’m grateful for the amazing opportunity I got to work here, I wouldn’t have chosen any other firm to introduce me to the professional working field.

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