Student Success Stories: Luis Alberto Vargas


Luis Alberto Vargas

Class of: 2014

Major: Accounting

Company: KPMG

Position Title: Audit Intern

 How did you obtain your current position?

I used the resources provided by the UIC Business Career Center, such as the          UICCareers website and job fair that was held in the spring semester. Through the job fair I was able to meet my recruiter, who encouraged me to apply through the UICCareers and KPMG website.

Describe what you will be doing in your new positions?

At KPMG, I will be an audit intern. I will be performing audit related tasks for a variety of clients in different industries. All interns will be assigned to client engagements to ensure the integrity of financial information. I will be working with other team members and under coaches who will review my performance periodically. I will also be assisting in identifying the risks of clients and identifying opportunities that clients could take advantage of.

What advice do you have for students currently searching for internships or full-time positions?

I would recommend that students attend the events that the university puts together. There are an unlimited number of people who would love to help. Students need to take advantage of all the resources around them. Have your resume and cover letters reviewed by as many people as you can, attend the job fairs, and seek out those people who will help you during interviews. Seeking an internship was no easy task; it took me about two months to prepare for the whole process. Another great tip is to always thank those people who take the time to help and interview you.


Get yourself a great internship! Attend one of these upcoming events:

Resume EXPO, Monday, February 3

Student Center East, Room 605

9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Accounting and finance undergraduates; MSA candidates

1:00pm- 3:30pm  Marketing, management,  and IDS undergraduates; MIS candidates

Dress is business causal for the event.

To register for the Resume EXPO, click here


Business Career Fair, Monday, February 10

Illinois Rooms,  Student Center East

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Dress is business professional for the career fair.

Register NOW for a chance to receive a free UICBusiness pad folio!