Accounting Today: How to Navigate Your First Internship

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Christine Smith, professor of practice in accounting and assistant director of the joint BSM/Master of Accounting program, contributed an article to Accounting Today about things students can do to help make their first internship a success. The article includes tips for students as they plan, begin and complete their internship.

Over the course of your internship, remember the importance of teamwork. You will spend more time with your coworkers than friends, family or foes, so learning how to get along is of utmost importance. Consider this intense networking, problem-solving skills and relationship development. The skills you acquire managing personalities are almost as important as the accounting experience.

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