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Beacom School of Business ESO helps accounting students land jobs net internships with regional

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Employment Services Office (ESO) announced that students accepted 43 internship and full-time positions at several prestigious businesses and accounting firms from South Dakota and other states. Last fall, 19 accounting firms and other businesses conducted interviews on campus through the ESO resulting in 33 student placements in internships and full-time accounting positions. Another 10 positions were filled by students with the assistance of the ESO or through other means.

Students and their placements: Aaron Pomerenke of Sioux Center, Iowa, at McGladrey L.L.P.; Josh Van Laecken of Watertown, S.D., at KPMG L.L.P., and Jerry Rodriguez of Sturgis, S.D., KPMG L.L.P. and Deloitte L.L.P.; Alice Pearce of Rockland, Maine, and Lucas Ashland of Rapid City, S.D., at King, Reinsch, Prosser & Co., L.L.P.; Byron Storm of Corsica, S.D., Alyssa Duerksen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Cody Malik of Rapid City, S.D., Judon Mehlhaff of Eureka, S.D., Mackenzie Heyl of Akron, Iowa, and Ryan Leaf of Sioux Falls at EideBailly, L.L.P.; Josie Thomsen of Ardmore, S.D., Black Hills Corporation; Justin Ebsen of Madison, S.D., Ketel Thorstenson L.L.P. and Williams & Company, P.C.; Evan Hegge of Dell Rapids, S.D., at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. and EideBailly L.L.P.; Amanda Coury of Sioux City, Iowa and Jamie Worrall of Huron, S.D., Deloitte; Rebecca Duncan of Brandon, S.D., at Ernst & Young; Brett Kruiter of Watertown, Ernst & Young and Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service; Nicole Dang of Sioux Falls, and Emily Schilling of Wessington, S.D., Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service; Andrew Dalchow of Sioux Falls, Buss Accounting and Consulting; Garth Sandberg of Rapid City, Casey Peterson & Associates LTD; Austin Eichacker of Lennox, S.D., at Ketel Thorstenson L.L.P. and POET; Tyler Butzer of Sioux Falls, at Bennett, Weber & Hermstad, L.L.P.; Jennifer Murtha of Parkston, S.D., Schoenfish & Co., Inc.; Kasey McNab of Brewster, Minn., at Marjorie Lolmen, CPA, Ltd.; Kirby Fitzgerald of Dell Rapids, KMWF & Associates, PC; Kara Sneller of Sioux Center, Cain Ellsworth & Company, L.L.P.; Gabe Sands of Greeley, Colo., Tyson Foods Inc.; Dominic Rossetto of Launceston, Australia, at Garret TenBroek, CPA PC; Travis Brown of Mapleton, Iowa, at Jackson Hewitt Inc.; Terese Skinner of Mitchell, S.D., at Schaap Sternhagen & Co. CPA; and Cole Baumgaurd of Brewster, Minn., Turbes Drealan Kvilhaug Hoefker & Co., P.A.

Five additional students accepted full-time or internship positions but requested that their information not be published. For more information about accounting at USD’s Beacom School of Business, visit or email


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Hanna DeLange
USD News