Put that love of order to good use and become part of the glue that holds businesses together with a degree in accounting.
An Internship can be an excellent way to get experience as well as a foot in the door to a potential future employer. Internships help you put into practice the information and knowledge you are taught here in the class room.
At the School of Business, we have many of these opportunities for you. Our students have gotten internships at places like Adventist Health Systems, Kettering Health Network, JP Morgan, Whirlpool and Crowe Horwath (plus many more).
Accounting students have the opportunity through Crowe Horwath’s “Crowe on Campus” program, to get an internship on campus, getting class credit, and getting paid! That’s right… Getting paid $15.50/hour. From here, a lot of these interns will be offered full time positions working for Crowe Horwath.
These internship opportunities are what help transition you from a School of Business Administration student to a business professional. We can help you find the right place to make this transition!
As an Andrews University accounting student, you can broaden your accounting experience by volunteering to help community members file their taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program coordinated by ENACTUS, or you can join our Accounting Club to meet and network with professionals in the field and build camaraderie with your accounting peers. As a freshman, you can profit from our free accounting tutoring assistance for your Principles of Accounting courses, and as an upperclassman, you can consider becoming an accounting tutor yourself! Our top accounting students have also landed part-time internships and accounting positions during their studies at Andrews with Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the country. A position like this, in addition to summer internships, tutoring and volunteer work, offers you the opportunity to graduate with extensive accounting experience already on your resume!
Many accounting students also eventually wish to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Your BBA in accounting from Andrews University will qualify you to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam in Michigan as soon as you graduate. CPA requirements vary from state to state (click here to view CPA exam requirements in your state), but most states require you to take 150 credits before your CPA license may be issued (although you may sit for the CPA exam with fewer credits), of which a certain number must be accounting credits. Your accounting degree requires 124 credits only, but 150 credits are easy to obtain by taking a few additional undergraduate courses, double majoring, or completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Andrews. While you are here, we will prepare you for the CPA exam by:
• helping you to determine which state is best for you to take the test in
• showing you how to apply
• teaching you what material to study
• ensuring you register for the courses that will best prepare you for the test
Whether you intend to take the CPA exam or not, your BBA in accounting from Andrews University will set you up for a rewarding and lifelong career with endless possibilities for personal and professional growth and development as an integral, essential part of any organization.
Starting job titles of recent AU accounting grads: Financial Analyst, Staff Auditor
*The salary listed above is average depends on experience (not be expected for entry-level positions).
•Entry-level salary range - $37,140 (careeronestop.org)
•Job outlook - 11% Faster than average – OOH 2014