In the spring of 2006 the accounting faculty implemented a program for junior accounting majors to complete a full-time internship during the spring semester. Students work full-time for ten weeks at an accounting firm or business organization then return to campus for six weeks of intensive study in two accounting courses: BUS 317 Special Topics in Financial Reporting and BUS 318 Accounting and Auditing Processes. Students will receive two course units of credit for the internship experience and two units of credit for the two accounting courses, thus retaining their full-time student status and allowing them to graduate in four years with 150 semester hours of credit. Students normally interview for these positions during the spring semester of their sophomore year.
Students return to campus the week after spring break to begin five to six weeks of intensive study in accounting. Classes are held in the early morning and late afternoon. Each class meets for approximately an hour and a half, four days a week. The classes extend through the final exam week to allow for contact hours equivalent to a full semester course. Since the students are not taking any other classes, this should not be a problem.
Some firms that have come to campus to recruit include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte and Touche, RMS McGladery, Clifton Gunderson, and Grant Thornton.
*Information about other accounting interships can be found in the Hart Career Center