Accounting Internship Objectives
- 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.
Business Administration Internship Objectives
- Apply business concepts and theories to real-world decision-making
- Increase proficiency in specific business disciplines; such as human resources management, operations management, marketing, accounting, statistics, economics, finance, and business law.
- Develop and improve business skills in communication, technology, quantitative reasoning, and teamwork.
- Observe and participate in business operations and decision-making.
- Meet professional role models and potential mentors who can provide guidance, feedback, and support.
- Expand network of professional relationships and contacts.
- Develop a solid work ethic and professional demeanor, as well as a commitment to ethical conduct and social responsibility.