Hello! My name is Carter Gilbert, and I am the finance intern at Pulse. While I am very passionate about accounting and finance, I also have a creative side. I have a deep love of photography, and I particularly enjoy taking portraits of other people. Over the past couple years, I have been getting more and more familiar with 35mm film, and I now develop my own black and white film myself at home. Throughout the spring and summertime, I enjoy tending to my garden. God always seems to have something to teach me through all the seeds I plant and weeds I pull. Even though all that sounds very interesting, I do have a deep love and enthusiasm for accounting, and I am so thankful that God gave me the opportunity to exercise that enthusiasm at Pulse in this internship.
2.12.21 – Week 5
As the finance intern, I worked on closing out the month of January this past week. I also worked on various credit card reports and organized paperwork for the past couple of months. During my internship so far, I have had the opportunity to see first hand how a non-profit operates in its financial department. This has been very helpful in showing me how to practice my knowledge I have gained through school in my work.
2.19.21 – Week 6
This past week was a little bit crazy with the WiFi going out in the office. I had to figure out how to get some adapters to get the ethernet working on my laptop. After that was done, I continued to work as normally as possible until it was fixed. Because of this, all of the interns had to meet remotely on Tuesday. This was kind of a bummer because it has been so nice getting to know everyone face to face. There are a couple things that are beginning to become my responsibility which has kind of made me nervous, but I am fortunate to have an amazing supervisor who has come alongside me and helped me with anything I come across.
2.26.21 – Week 7
This past week all of the interns were able to come back into the office again. This was awesome, and we were able to have our first in-person workout together. Most of the other interns didn’t seem very excited, but I tried to have fun with it. We ran down to US Bank Stadium and ran up some stairs. Mark said that it wasn’t a competition, which obviously meant that it was a competition. Later that night, we got to host the livestream for Revival Nights. It was kind of awkward watching myself on the screen, but the night went amazingly well. A couple of my friends were watching and kept on texting me about how much they enjoyed it. That just got me so excited for future events and how God is working through Pulse.
3.5.21 – Week 8
This past week for finance work we were getting ready to complete our month close reports for the next week, so there wasn’t a whole bunch going on in that department. With the other interns, we had another workout together where we got to do relay races in the wet grass. I was one of the few people who didn’t wipe out, but I was pretty close. That night we also had our Preach Twin Cities event. I hadn’t really helped with this event, but I sat in on the livestream. It was so amazing to hear all of these different preachers and how they chose to share the Gospel. That night was really powerful.This past week for finance work we were getting ready to complete our month close reports for the next week, so there wasn’t a whole bunch going on in that department. With the other interns, we had another workout together where we got to do relay races in the wet grass. I was one of the few people who didn’t wipe out, but I was pretty close. That night we also had our Preach Twin Cities event. I hadn’t really helped with this event, but I sat in on the livestream. It was so amazing to hear all of these different preachers and how they chose to share the Gospel. That night was really powerful.
3.12.21 – Week 9
This past week I was on spring break, so I was able to work some longer days. This allowed me to work on all of the month’s close financial processes. This included reconciling our bank accounts, completing credit card statements, and organizing paperwork. This was the first time I had to do most of it myself. I had a lot of questions to ask because there was still a lot to learn. While I was working on the month close processes, I took lots of notes and made sure to remember because I will have to do more of it myself next month. It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed getting to see more of Pulse’s financial processes and being able to apply all of my knowledge to my job.