HBE’s intern program has been designed to provide college students considering a career in public accounting with real world experiences in audit, tax, and business advisory related services. Unlike traditional intern programs, our intent at HBE is to provide our interns immediate exposure to client-related work. Therefore, our interns come on board with many of the same responsibilities as our full-time, first-year staff. As a result, our interns have the comprehensive knowledge and understanding needed in order to make a well-informed decision about which career path is best for them.
This year, HBE welcomed our largest group of students to our comprehensive, paid internship program. These individuals have been working alongside our professional staff to gain real-world experience.
Anna Heusinger, from Lincoln, NE, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this past December. This is Anna’s first year as an HBE Intern.
Why did you choose accounting? Although accounting can be very black and white at times, there is a lot that is subjective. I initially chose accounting because I liked the introduction classes and was pretty good at them. However, I found that I love auditing and the process that goes behind finding out how a company is structured, along with the focus on teamwork and relying on each other to complete tasks.
Fun Fact: I played college basketball for my first two years of college in South Carolina. I was also on the Equestrian Team at UNL after I transferred.
What would you rate 10/10? Cats. Every single cat. Always 10/10.
What is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you? I caught a hot dog from the Wiener Slinger at Memorial Stadium. Best day ever!
What are you most looking forward to with your HBE internship? I really am looking forward to learning more about the new tax laws and just learning more about the accounting profession in general. I am also looking forward to all the catered meals that come along with tax season!
What is your favorite part about HBE? The culture here really seems like a family and everyone is willing to help. I am never afraid that I am bothering someone when asking a question.
Ross Gerber, from Norfolk, NE, has been interning at HBE for over a year. Ross is completing his master’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will be graduating in May of 2019.
What is your favorite class you have taken? My favorite class was Equity Valuation.
Where is the most beautiful place you have traveled? My most interesting travel experience was a hike and swim in geothermic pools in Hveragerdi, Iceland.
What is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you? A friend and I won suite tickets to this season’s Bears vs. Vikings football game.
What is your dream car? I already drive my dream car, a 2010 silver Chevy Malibu.
What is your favorite Netflix or Hulu show? How I Met Your Mother is my favorite show of all time.
What is your favorite part about HBE? My favorite part about working at HBE is all of the great people I get to work with every day!
Christian Swift, from Lincoln, NE, is a senior at Nebraska Wesleyan University and will be graduating in May. Christian is a first-year intern with HBE.
Why did you choose accounting? When entering college, I had no clue what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to get a business degree, but didn’t know what major would suit me best. The initial accounting courses went well, so I decided to roll with it and have enjoyed it since!
What is your claim to fame? I’m Taylor Swift’s cousin (just kidding!)
What is your favorite food? Chinese food is my favorite type of food!
What is your favorite holiday? My favorite holiday is Christmas because I get to spend time with my family and eat a lot of good food!
What do you enjoy doing on a day off work? On a day off, I enjoy watching sports, being active, and hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite part about HBE? My favorite parts about HBE are the atmosphere, people, and flexibility!
Connor O’Toole, from Wilber, NE, has been a Tax Intern with HBE for a year now. He is a junior at Doane University studying accounting and business administration. Connor will graduate from Doane in May of 2020.
What is your favorite class you have taken? Tax Accounting has been my favorite class because it’s exciting to learn about how The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed tax laws. It’s fun to apply what I have learned here at HBE in class, and conversely, to apply what I learned last semester in class to my role here at HBE.
Why did you choose accounting? I enjoy seeing a task go from start to finish and into the client’s hands. I like having the opportunity to help people understand accounting.
What is your favorite food or restaurant? Texas Roadhouse is my favorite!
What do you enjoy doing on a day off work? Spending time outdoors and exercising.
What would you rate 10/10? Husker Football’s new coaching staff.
What is your favorite Netflix or Hulu show? The 100 or Ozark.
Jennifer Satorie was born and raised in Oconomowoc, WI. However, she finished high school in Crete, NE, attended Southeast Community College and UNL, and then made her home in Lincoln, NE. Jennifer has an associate’s degree in business administration, a bachelor’s in secondary business education, and is now finishing her 150 semester hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. She hopes to start taking the exam this fall.
Why did you choose accounting? I have loved accounting for many years! Many of the jobs I held before getting into teaching were in the accounting field. I also really loved teaching accounting (and business/technology course in general).
Fun Fact: I am married with four kids. My oldest is about to graduate high school.
What would you rate 10/10? I really like the state of Colorado—I would give it a 10/10! (I really love the mountains!) There is always something to do; in the winter there is skiing, and in the summer there is hiking and biking. It is my favorite place to vacation! Colorado is where I would love to live someday…maybe for retirement.
Who inspires you? People that look at life as a gift. Too often people get bogged down by the negative—I love being surrounded by “glass is half full” type of people!
What is something you NEVER want to do again? Parent teacher conferences from the teacher side!
What is your favorite part about HBE? The people! Everyone has been so incredibly welcoming, greeting me in the halls, and stopping by my desk to say hello. When I ask for help, they are all willing to stop what they are doing to lend some advice!
Cody McCain, from Aurora, NE, started with HBE in January of 2016. Cody will graduate in May of 2019 with a double major in accounting and agribusiness, and a minor in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
What is your favorite class you have taken? During my freshman year, I took an honors seminar called “Performances of the East.” I enjoyed it because we watched YouTube videos and Bollywood films for most of the class.
Why did you choose accounting? I grew up working in and around agriculture, but wanted to purse a degree in business. Having a double major in accounting and agribusiness allows me to enjoy what I do, but also focus in an industry that I grew up in and one that is important to the state of Nebraska.
Where is the most beautiful place you have traveled? I enjoy backpacking in the Colorado mountains. This last summer I completed a 30-mile hike through Lost Creek Wilderness and the nature scenery there was beautiful.
What is your dream car? I would love to have a Tesla Model X someday.
What is your favorite food or restaurant? Old Chicago in downtown Lincoln is my favorite! They have $2.00 pub pizzas after 10:00 p.m., and they have an excellent rotating craft beer menu-what more could a guy need?
What is your favorite part about HBE? My favorite part about HBE is that my coworkers are friendly and always willing to help me out. In addition, the staff is committed to helping me grow and learn so that I can improve myself professionally.
Amanda Heinicke, from Seward, NE, is a first year HBE 360 intern for HBE. She graduated from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in May of 2018 with a degree in accounting and economics. This past May she graduated with her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree.
What is your favorite class you have taken? My favorite class was my high school accounting class. The teacher was great and gave me a solid accounting foundation going into college. Without it, I probably wouldn’t have succeeded as an accounting major.
What is something you NEVER want to do again? Plan a wedding.
What would you rate 10/10? The Kansas City Chiefs (the offense, not the defense).
What is your dream car? Black BMW SAV.
What do you enjoy doing on a day off work? Sleeping in, running errands, and hanging out with my four-year-old niece.
What is your favorite part about HBE? The people I work with are always willing to help out and answer questions. The “share” fridge when it is stocked with food is a bonus!
Daniel Kruger, from Columbus, NE, is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in accounting. This is Daniel’s first tax season with HBE.
What is your favorite class you have taken? My favorite class has been a political science class I took at UNL for my minor. The teacher made the class interesting and I learned a lot of very useful information.
Why did you choose accounting? Accounting is interesting and provides a lot of opportunities for learning, development, and growth.
What would you rate 10/10? My Spotify playlists, garlic bread, and dogs.
Who inspires you? Beyoncé, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Amber Wagner.
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas is my favorite because of good food, great family, and plenty of decorations!
What is your favorite part about HBE? I love the flexible hours, the opportunity to learn new things during tax season, and everyone is always willing to answer my questions!
Ally Becker, from Lincoln, NE, started as a Tax Intern this year after completing one year as an Administrative Intern. Ally is in her first year of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Why did you choose accounting? I chose accounting because when I took accounting classes in high school I really liked them and found them interesting. My dad is an accountant so I always grew up around accounting and tax season. When deciding a major, I thought accounting would be a great starting point and I have enjoyed it so far.
Where is the most beautiful place you have traveled? Siesta Key, Florida is the most beautiful place I’ve traveled.
What would you rate 10/10? Ivanna Cone’s strawberry ice cream is 10/10!
What is your favorite food or restaurant? Lazlo’s is my favorite place to eat!
What is your favorite holiday? The 4th of July—I love fireworks, summer weather, and spending time with family and friends!
What is your favorite part about HBE? My favorite part of HBE is all the people who work here and make coming to work fun!
Andrew Schnoor, from Randolph, NE, is interning in our Norfolk office. Andrew will graduate this May from Northeast Community College with an associate’s degree in business administration. He will then be transferring to Wayne State College to study accounting.
What is your favorite class you have taken? My favorite class that I have taken thus far is Business Communications. The class has really helped me learn good communication skills that I will use for the rest of my career.
What is your favorite book? My favorite book is Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. It depicts the real life of a Navy Seal and it goes in depth about what actually happened during the operation that is depicted in the movie by the same name.
What would you rate 10/10? I would rate Scott Frost a 10/10 football coach.
Who inspires you? My grandpa who passed away a few years ago inspires me to be a good man.
What is something you NEVER want to do again? I never ever want to have surgery on my foot again. It caused me to be on crutches for four weeks, which made college life very difficult.
What do you enjoy doing on a day off work? On days off, I enjoy golfing, fishing, and cleaning my car. (Yes, I actually like cleaning my car.)
Katie Koenig, from Ewing, NE, is a senior at Midland University studying accounting and management. This is Katie’s first season as a Tax Intern with HBE.
What is your favorite class you have taken? I enjoyed Intermediate Accounting because we learned more about the time value of money.
Fun Fact: I graduated high school with a class of eight students.
What is your favorite food? Casseroles are my favorite!
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas because I love being around family, the beautiful winter scenery, and Christmas lights and decorations.
What do you enjoy doing on a day off work? I like going back home and spending time out on the farm, especially during the spring.
What is your favorite part about HBE? I really enjoy the friendly and helpful atmosphere, as well as all of the software and applications.
Jocelyn Abrahamson, from Omaha, NE is an Administrative Intern at HBE. She is graduating this May from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in finance.
What is your favorite class you have taken? Bank Management was my favorite class. I like tracking interest rates and watching what happens to the investments and banks when they change on purpose or by the economy.
Fun Fact: I am a fraternal twin. My sister is 16 minutes older than me (but I’m taller.)
Where is the most beautiful place you have traveled? Kauai, Hawaii is the most beautiful place I’ve traveled.
What would you rate 10/10? Mellow Mushroom’s pretzel bites and beer cheese dipping sauce.
Who inspires you? My mom and dad. They are both from small farm towns as well as being first generation graduates who both went on to get master’s degrees. They’ve worked long and hard to be able to give so much to my siblings and me. I really appreciate them and all they’ve done for us.
What is your favorite part about HBE? My favorite part about working at HBE is how much people appreciate an administrative intern. Everyone matters in this team!
Jackson Love, from Norfolk, NE, is a senior at Doane University studying accounting and business administration, and is graduating in May. Jackson has interned with HBE since 2016.
Why did you choose accounting? At the end of my sophomore year, I was a computer science major with a business administration minor. I took my first accounting class during the spring semester, and it felt right. I switched majors at the beginning of my junior year.
What is your dream car? BMW i8.
What is your favorite food? Anything my mom makes.
What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving. Family, food, and football!
What is your favorite Netflix or Hulu show? The Office.
What is your favorite part about HBE? I really enjoy the people I work with. Sometimes preparing 1099s and performing other remedial, but necessary, tasks all day can get boring. The people at HBE make every day fun.