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Churyk, Natalie T.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Accountancy


An internship is a great way for students to become aware of their readiness for full time employment. This study addresses perceptions of interns, firms, and alumni with respect to intern skills. The main purpose of this study is to examine if there are differences in how the three groups view the intern's skills. Results indicate that the interns perceive their skills to be at very high levels while the firm perceptions are the most critical. The alumni perceptions fall in the middle because as time passes, they graduate and obtain more professional accounting experience, which results in a more realistic perception of their previously assessed skills. This study helps the interns learn what skills they need to focus on for improvement before entering the profession.


32 pages




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