NEWS & EVENTS
Business, 2009
  • Business, 2009

     

     

    Accounting Internship Experience
    Shelsee Byrnes, Sean Hutton, Chris Jones, Pam Tolbert
    Mentor: Steven D. Mellum

    The accounting internship program is a work experience opportunity available to senior accounting majors in the School of Management and Leadership. For a period of ten to eleven weeks, we took on full-time entry-level employment responsibilities, which were designed to introduce us to an accounting organization’s day-to-day operations and required us to apply theory to practice. As a result of this program we were able to gain viable work experience, guidance and direction for career planning, development of work habits, and a portfolio displaying our professional accomplishments. The community benefits from this program as well. Past internship sponsors have reported how valuable this program has been to their organization and their professional development. We describe the entire internship process that we experienced, from the interview process to the exit interview on our last day on the job. The organizations we worked with during our internship program included national and local Certified Public Accounting firms.

     

     

    Accounting Internship Experience
    Natalie Schoolcraft, CJ Steele, Ashley Waller
    Mentor: Steven D. Mellum

    The accounting internship program is a work experience opportunity available to senior accounting majors in the School of Management and Leadership. For a period of ten to eleven weeks, we took on full-time entry-level employment responsibilities, which were designed to introduce us to an accounting organization’s day-to-day operations and required us to apply theory to practice. As a result of this program we were able to gain viable work experience, guidance and direction for career planning, development of work habits, and a portfolio displaying our professional accomplishments. The community benefits from this program as well. Past internship sponsors have reported how valuable this program has been to their organization and their professional development. We describe the entire internship process that we experienced, from the interview process to the exit interview on our last day on the job. The organizations we worked with during our internship program included the Franklin County Auditor, national and local Certified Public Accounting firms.

     

     

    Atmospherics: Taking Them One Step Further
    Ashley Waller
    Mentor: David L. Schwantes

    With the slowing economy in the United States and around the world, businesses are looking at how to generate more customers and how to sell more products. Atmospherics is nothing new to most businesses, especially large chains, and it deserves another look. The purpose of this presentation is to offer new opportunities and suggestions for the uses of atmospherics in the retail setting. A research survey of current retail stores and their use of atmospherics were completed and the results are presented. I offer support as to how and why atmospherics affect the purchasing behaviors of consumers.