Paula Dirksen, Class of 2010
My internship at Ronning Companies was a great opportunity. Ronning Companies is a family business that has been around Sioux Falls since 1956. They currently lease over 800 apartments, sell residential lots and homes to new homeowners and also sell lumber packages. This internship primarily focused on accounting work for the Property Management side of the business. Some of the duties I assumed were auditing leases, working through tenant pre-payment and delinquency reports, depositing checks, helping with bank reconciliations, scanning and auditing payables. Everyone I worked with was friendly and very willing to answer questions. They were very flexible with my class schedule. I learned a lot more about the accounting processes through this internship as well as property management. This was a wonderful experience and has opened up my search for other jobs that I had not previously considered.