College Grad Excited About Future Accounting Career
With exams and worrying about the future, graduation can be a stressful event for some. But for Los Angeles Pierce College student and future graduate, Diana Namitala, it's an event she is feeling confident toward - especially with the experience she's acquired from her accounting internship with Expecting Models, Inc. a local modeling agency in the San Fernando Valley.
In her own words, Diana shares how confident she feels about her internship experience and her decision to pursue accounting.
Working with Expecting models has helped me get a clear picture of what type of businesses I want to work with in my career since accounting is a broad field, and I feel more confident graduating this spring with the right major.
My name is Diana Namitala, I am currently studying accounting at Los Angeles Pierce College and scheduled to graduate on June 8th, 2023, with an associate degree in accounting. I chose to pursue accounting because it is a flexible field that offers a diverse range of career opportunities, so I can work in any business or industry I choose to because accounting principles are the same across all businesses. My background in economics (I have a bachelor's degree in economics from Makerere University, Kampala) also contributed to my decision to study accounting at Los Angeles Pierce College.
I currently work part time as a bookkeeper with Expecting Models. This modeling agency represents pregnant models to help them keep working while pregnant. I am responsible for entering data into the QuickBooks accounting software and other databases, invoicing clients, and following up on payments, creating bills and processing payments, income, and receipts, handling bank reconciliations, and tracking bank account balances.
I have worked on several projects, but one project that stands out the most is when I worked with the agency’s CPA to create1099s for the models at the beginning of the year. I got a chance to learn more about tax and put my knowledge from the tax accounting class I took at Los Angeles Pierce college to work. Working with Expecting models has helped me get a clear picture of what type of businesses I want to work with in my career since accounting is a broad field, and I feel more confident graduating this spring with the right major.
I am so glad I signed up for the Network Kinection program which helped me get the internship at Expecting Models and I look forward to a great career.
I would advise every Los Angeles Pierce College student to take advantage of the internship opportunities available through the college’s programs like Network Kinection, because you get a chance to apply what you have studied in class and become more confident in yourself and your career choice. I am so glad I signed up for the Network Kinection program which helped me get the internship at Expecting Models and I look forward to a great career.