There are many benefits to taking an accounting internship/co-op course. You have the opportunity to earn up to three credit hours by completing an accounting internship in ACC 489 or ACC 689. Co-Op students earn one hour of credit for each semester (up to three semesters) worked.
- Obtain real-world experience and learn on the job, not just in the classroom and in textbooks.
- Establish valuable contact for possible future employment upon graduation.
- Give employers exposure to your capabilities.
- Finance part of your education with the money you earn.
- Have the opportunity to complete the internship/co-op during the fall or spring semesters, not just the summer semester.
How to receive academic credit
- You will need to register for ACC 489 (Accounting Internship/Co-Op) or ACC 689 (Accounting Internship).
- Then press the Ask button for a Registration Exception and provide your internship/co-op information in the comments.
- The Accounting Chairperson will review the request and determine how many credits to give (1-3 credits).
- At the end of the program, you will submit a brief report of your experience to the School of Accounting Internship/Co-op Supervisor and have your employer fill out the internship evaluation form.
- The employer will be expected to provide you with a variety of work experience commensurate with your ability and training.
- The employer should send a brief evaluation of each student. The evaluation will remain confidential. It is intended to check how the student performed and fulfilled responsibilities.
- The employer is not bound to hire you upon graduation. You are not bound to accept employment with the employer. You will be free to interview with other potential employers.
- The employer is invited to make suggestions to the Program Supervisor, the School of Accounting Chairperson, or any other accounting faculty member so that the program can be improved.