25Jan

Green Key is proud to announce the promotion of Adina Goldman, Clare Wright, and Stephanie Wetton to Partner in 2024.

“Adina, Steph, and Clare have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to both their personal and team’s success,” says Tony Giarratana, Senior Partner at Green Key. “I am grateful for everything they have done and strongly believe that they will continue to play a key role in the growth of the firm. Please join us in congratulating them on this well-deserved promotion!”

Adina Goldman – Partner, Corporate Human Resources

Adina started at Green Key as a Research Analyst for the Accounting & Finance team over a decade ago. Over time, she realized her true talent and path forward belonged in Human Resources. With the firm’s support, Adina was able to build the infrastructure for the Corporate Human Resources team at Green Key. She has spent the last 11 years contributing to the company’s success and collaborating with individuals across the organization.

Stephanie Wetton – Partner, Professional Services/Human Resources

Almost 14 years ago, Stephanie joined the Professional Services team at Green Key three weeks after her college graduation. Since then, she has remained a key leader for the team in New York City, handling temporary and permanent placements, while training new recruiters and embracing the collaborative culture at Green Key.

Clare Wright – Partner, Professional Services/Human Resources

Clare began her journey at Green Key back in 2009 and has since remained an integral member of the Professional Services team in New York. Over the past 15 years, she has grown her team with talented recruiters, handled permanent and temporary placements, and expanded the team’s client base through consistent communication, collaboration, and leadership.

Jan 18, 2024

Why Companies are Already Recruiting Interns for 2025

As we kick off the year 2024, companies are already gearing up for the recruitment of interns in 2025. Many accounting and finance companies have opened 2025 internship applications due to the extreme competitiveness over the past few years.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “Companies in finance and accounting are now recruiting for interns nearly 18 months before college students would be expected to start. The investment bank Guggenheim Securities and the Royal Bank of Canada, in addition to accounting stalwarts Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers among others, started advertising for 2025 summer internships this fall. Many summer 2024 internship slots are already filled, several companies say.”

Securing Top-Tier Talent

This proactive approach and urgency in recruiting interns months in advance is not just about competitiveness or filling positions, it’s a strategic move to secure top-tier talent and ensure a seamless integration into company culture. The Wall Street Journal  also mentioned, “The advanced timeline means that college students who may have taken just one business class are trying to prove their mettle in competitive application processes that can launch careers after graduation…Many applicants for 2025 are sophomores striving for a coveted internship after their junior year. The stints often lead to a full-time job offer before their senior year, career coaches say.” This forward-thinking approach enables organizations to align the skills and aspirations of future interns with their business objectives, creating a foundation for mutual growth.

The Wall Street Journal also highlighted one student’s experience as he said, “To find out I had to apply so early was really, really crazy for me,” said Brayden Dam, a sophomore studying accounting at the University of Florida. Dam, 19 years old, learned of the early timeline from a college adviser when he was a freshman. This fall, Dam applied to a few 2025 internships with accounting firms in Tampa, Fla. He was told that those offices were full and that he should try Orlando or Miami. “I thought I was getting in early,” he said. “But apparently I was even later than some people that had already filled up the slots.”

Compensating for the Dwindling Number of Accounting Majors

In recent years, there has been a noticeable decline in the number of students pursuing an accounting major. This is another reason for the early deadlines.  According to The Wall Street Journal, “PwC and other companies say that the early deadlines help them scoop up talent that could go to competitors. PwC posted its summer 2025 internships for areas including tax and consulting in September, the earliest the firm has ever advertised internship positions, said Rod Adams, who leads hiring for the U.S. and Mexico. One key reason: PwC is trying to compete for top talent amid a dwindling number of accounting majors.”