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Nathaniel Hudson Serves as Intern for KPMG

Nathaniel Hudson

Nathaniel Hudson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 3, 2016) – Nathaniel Hudson, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern for KPMG in Greenville, South Carolina.

Hudson, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, is interning at KPMG by assisting in the audits of both public and private companies in the greater Greenville area. Hudson was also accepted into the KPMG Global Internship Program. This program will include a 4-week rotation in Stockholm, Sweden working with international clients in Sweden as well as being a part of recruiting for the Stockholm office and Southeast United States.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The company operates in 155 countries and has more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world.

“I am very excited to experience the KPMG culture both at home and abroad,” says Hudson. “While interning, I am eager to form lasting relationships with other business professionals in my field, grow in my technical skill sets, and most importantly, apply what I have learned to have an impact on my colleagues and my community.”

Austin Ray Serves as Intern for Bosch

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Austin Ray

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 2, 2016) – Austin Ray, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Bosch in Greenville, South Carolina.

Ray, a resident of Warren, Michigan, is serving this semester in Bosch’s accounting office. Ray assists in audit preparation, preparing weekly reports, and various accounting projects.

Bosch specializes in hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, machinery applications and engineering, and factory automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services.

“This internship has allowed me to gain insightful information on how the business world works,” says Ray. “It has given me an inside look into how companies run, and a good real-world experience outside of the classroom which I will be able to use once I graduate.”

Julie Russell Serves as Intern for Martin Smith

Julie Russell

Julie Russell

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 2, 2016) – Julie Russell, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern for Martin Smith in Greenville.

Russell, a resident of Duncan, South Carolina, is interning for Martin Smith’s tax department by assisting with employee and individual tax returns.

Martin, Smith & Company CPAs is a local Greenville, South Carolina-based firm with audit and corporate tax clients in five Southeastern states. The firm also provides audit and tax services to several foreign-owned companies with facilities in South Carolina.

“To me an internship is beneficial because I am not only accumulating invaluable skills, I’m also gaining a real world glimpse into my profession,” says Russell. “Along with practical experience, I’m acquiring a self-confidence that just cannot be taught in the classroom alone.”

Micah Rea Receives National Honor

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David Michael Rea

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 1, 2016) – Micah Rea, a junior business administration major at Bob Jones University, has been selected to represent the state of South Carolina at the 64th Annual National Prayer Breakfast with the President of the United States. The breakfast takes place February 4 in Washington D.C.

Rea, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, was selected from among 3,500 individuals in over 120 nations. Among these individuals will be royalty, members of the European Parliament; United Nations diplomats; European, Asian, African and Latin American politicians; religious leaders; and U.S. and foreign business leaders.

Rea was selected out of 80 student leaders around the world for this honor. Rea’s leadership experience includes representing BJU at the South Carolina Student Leadership Forums in 2015 and 2016. Rea, who has a minor in aviation, also serves as President of Upstate Aeronautics Association, an organization he helped found in the fall of 2014.

In addition to the National Prayer Breakfast, Rea will attend a student conference in Annapolis, Maryland, which will include keynote addresses by political leaders, group breakout sessions, panel discussions and more.

Amy Sterr Serves as Intern for Rodl

Amy Sterr

Amy Sterr

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 29, 2016) – Amy Sterr, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern for Rodl Langford DeKock in Greenville, South Carolina.

Sterr, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina,  is interning this semester in Rodl’s accounting office. She assists in audit review, tax work, and preparing financial statements.

Rodl Langford DeKock is an organization with specifically tailored accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to the unique needs of a foreign owned business in the United States. The company’s core practice is serving the accounting and tax needs of primarily German speaking and other foreign owned companies operating in the U.S.

“Rodl has provided me a lovely office space with kind knowledgeable people to be there when I have questions,” says Sterr. “Though the experience has been stretching, I truly am blessed to have the opportunity to actually work in the field which I am studying before I graduate.”

Catherine Musselman Serves as Intern for Mount Vernon Mills

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Annalise Musselman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 29, 2016) – Catherine “Annalise” Musselman, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Mount Vernon Mills in Greenville.

Musselman, a resident of Duncan, South Carolina, is serving this semester in Mount Vernon Mills’ tax department. Musselman assists in consolidating expense reports for tax preparation, verifying depreciation methods of assets, and communicating with the company’s plant divisions about past expenses.

Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. is a diversified and integrated manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional, and commercial markets. The company operates 13  facilities throughout the United States in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.

“This internship is allowing me to experience the tax department of a private company, while learning how to put into practice many of the terms and methods I studied in my accounting courses,” says Musselman. “It has been neat to see all of those things put into action!”

Christian Waits to Serve as Intern for KPMG

Christian Waits

Christian Waits

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 28, 2016) – Christian Waits, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, will serve as an intern for KPMG in Minneapolis.

Waits, a resident of West Saint Paul, Minnesota, will serve this summer in KPMG’s federal tax department assisting in research, client relations, and data analysis, working side-by-side with experienced team members.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The company operates in 155 countries and has more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world.

“I am extremely excited about this internship,” says Waits. “I recognize it will have its diversity of challenges, but I will have to invest the time in doing any work that is given to me. This is my chance to not only take what I am learning in college and apply it directly into a working environment, but to build on that foundation by asking questions and learning under the tutelage of other colleagues.”

Esther Knox to Serve as Intern for BDO Seidman

Esther Knox

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 28, 2016) – Esther Knox, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, will serve as an intern for BDO Seidman in Anchorage, Alaska.

Knox, a resident of Greer, South Carolina, will assist the firm in problem solving, fact-finding, and working side-by-side with experienced team members.

BDO Seidman is professional services company providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of companies. They serves clients through more than 60 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide.

“I’m excited to put what I’ve been studying into practice. From past experience, you learn the most when you’re actually doing the work itself and not just studying it.,” says Knox. “I know I’ll have to step out into uncomfortable situations in order to really learn, so I’m looking forward to the challenge!”

Blake Counts Serves as Intern for NCCAA

Blake Counts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 27, 2016) – Stewart “Blake” Counts, a senior sports management major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern for the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) in Greenville.

Counts, a resident of Lancaster, South Carolina, will serve this semester with NCCAA, specifically using his experience with golf.

“I’m excited to intern with the NCCAA because I know I will learn many things that will help me once I begin my career,” said Counts. “Being able to help with this year’s NCCAA Pro-Am golf tournament will give me valuable experience. I’m hoping to have a better idea of the direction I want to go in my career and that opportunities will arise from this internship.”

“The NCCAA has been blessed with outstanding interns over the years,” states Dan Wood, Executive Director. “We have a lot to offer interns of various majors. Our staff always enjoy the opportunity to teach these students and to watch them grow over the semester. Blake is already taking on important tasks and is proving himself to be a quick and eager learner,” added Wood.

The NCCAA is a Christian-based organization that functions uniquely as a national and international agency for the promotion of outreach and ministry, and for the maintenance, enhancement, and promotion of intercollegiate athletic competition with a Christian perspective. For more information, visit

Joshua Strubel To Serve as Intern for Senator Tim Scott

Joshua Strubel

Joshua Strubel

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 27, 2016) — Joshua Strubel, a junior engineering major at Bob Jones University, has been selected as an intern for U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s office in Greenville.

Strubel, a resident of Mauldin, will serve during the spring semester. Interns are responsible for helping the senator’s staff with a number of tasks including researching issues, assisting the staff as they develop responses to phone and email inquiries from citizens across South Carolina and greeting visitors.

“I’m pleased to have Josh serve in our Greenville office,” said Senator Tim Scott. “I look forward to seeing him use the talents God has given him as we serve the people of the great state of South Carolina.”

In addition to interning for Senator Scott, Strubel is a member of the BJU delegation to the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) and the BJU Bruins cross country team.