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Internship - PPA


Professional Program in Accounting

In the spring semester of the junior year, public accounting firms host on-campus presentations, interviews, social events, and office visits as part of the process to recruit PPA students into their auditing and taxation internship programs.

What PPA students can expect from an internship in public accounting:

Internship Testimonials

Michelle Pham, PPA 12

Michelle Pham, PPA 12

One of the things that I learned from my internship was how to be adaptable. I learned how to work in a professional setting for the first time, how to work in a group while also being responsible for my individual work, and then how to work remotely while still trying to learn as much as i can. To this very day, I am still able to reach out to my colleagues, depend on them for references, and share my accomplishments with them. I am so grateful to both PPA and PwC for giving me the opportunity to have this internship and allowing me to apply my skills to the real business world.

 David Gutschenritter, PPA 12

David Gutschenritter, PPA 12

My internship with GT was an incredible experience from start to finish. I was able to work on multiple different clients, each in different industries, with a wide variety of teams. Additionally, I was given responsibility for entire sections, sometimes multiple on a single client, which allowed me to gain an incredible depth of knowledge and experience during my time there. The ability to handle client interactions also made me feel like a valuable part of the team. By the end, I was sad for it to be over, but excited to join the firm full-time!

 Anna Le, PPA 12

Anna Le, PPA 12

Getting to do an internship with EY was by far the best experience I’ve ever had! I had the opportunity to work on 5 different clients across 4 different industries, all within the span of about 2 months. I had the opportunity to work and communicate directly with firm partners, as well as client CFOs, Controllers, and Internal Auditors, which is not something I expected to do as an intern. I also had the opportunity to travel out of state and to other cities for some of my internship as well! My internship with EY truly solidified my decision to pursue a career in public accounting and I can’t wait to return to the firm as a full-time staff!

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