Accounting Internships

Deloitte Internship
Students Dan Siegert '15 (middle) & Yichen Shao '15 (right) work with Herb Guarascio '77 (left) at their Deloitte internship. View all recent internships in Accounting. View all recent internships in accounting.

Student Internships

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)
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • RSM
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • BDO
  • BKD
  • State Farm
  • Caterpillar

Winter Internships

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.

Prospective Students

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!

Recent internships held by IWU Accounting majors.

Current Students

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.