- Assist the student's development of employer-valued skills such as teamwork, communications and attention to detail.
- Expose the student to the environment and expectations of performance on the part of accountants in professional accounting practice, private/public companies or government entities.
- Enhance and/or expand the student's knowledge of a particular area(s) of accounting.
- Expose the student to professional role models or mentors who will provide the student with support in the early stages of the internship and provide an example of the behaviors expected in the intern's workplace.
Most of our interns have little or no substantial accounting experience so objective #4 above is very important but not required. The accounting program is embedded in the Department of Business which requires a minimum of 100 hours of the internship experience.