Accounting Internships and Activities
As an accounting student, you are encouraged to take advantage of the robust School of Business internship program, as well as discipline-specific opportunities on campus.
School of Business Internship Program
Internships in the School of Business offer opportunities to take the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply them in the workplace.
Through the School of Business internship program, you are able to utilize the most up-to-date technical, theoretical, and practical skills learned in the classroom and apply them on-site with a business or organization.
In addition to several local and regional CPA firms, recent internship sites for accounting students include:
- Constellation Brands
- Ronald McDonald House
- Midwest Servicing Group, Inc.
- Wegmans Food Markets
- HSBC Bank
- Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York
- Heritage Christian Services
- Memorial Art Gallery
- Tompkins Financial Advisors
- Liberty Tax Service
- Binder Electric Corporation
Fisher is regularly represented at the most prestigious accounting and tax competitions in the nation: the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition. Deloitte FanTAXtic is a unique interscholastic competition for students from some of the nation's top accounting and tax programs. The annual PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition tests students' critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and time management skills.
The Accounting Club organizes monthly meetings to host Rochester professionals from the field, discuss new industry tactics, and provide networking opportunities to students. Each academic year begins with a club-sponsored golf tournament, designed to bring together current accounting students, alumni, faculty, and recruiters in an informal setting to facilitate networking opportunities. The Accounting Club also coordinates the on-campus presentations and interviews that take place during fall recruiting in October.
Involvement with Professional Organizations
Students are encouraged to attend monthly meetings of various professional accounting organizations in Rochester. Additionally, special student membership rates are available for a majority of the following business organizations: