Students in Illinois Wesleyan’s internship program succeed in high numbers. It’s estimated
more than 80% of the University’s winter accounting interns receive offers of full-time
employment from their internship providers.
Interns have the opportunity to gain significant practical experience in a short period
of time. And IWU's winter internship program allows students to stay on track to complete
the course credits needed for graduation in four years, rather than the more common
five-year programs at many other schools.
For employers such as Deloitte, providing internship opportunities for current students
allows the company a continual source of talent.
Interns bring new energy and ideas to our teams, and internship programs give us and
the interns a chance to determine if we are a good match for each other over the course
of many weeks, rather than over the course of a few short interviews.
Herb Guarascio '77
The importance of a full-time, ‘in-the-trenches’ experience cannot be overstated.
Some firms that have come to campus to recruit include:
PwC, EY (Ernst & Young)
The winter internship program allows 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.
Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you
curious about where IWU students intern?
The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years
and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun
exploring internship options!
The Hart Career Center assists students with attaining their future career goals - supporting students while
they are in school and after they graduate! Some of the Career Center services include:
Career guidance and exploration
Internship planning and search support
Resume development and practice interviews
Graduate and professional school preparation
Job search and recruiting assistance
The Career Center coordinates the centralized campus internship program and maintains Handshake, an updated online database of internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Visit
the Hart Career Center early and often to keep your career plans on a successful path.