Curriculum Corner

Winter Field Experience

The Integrated Winterfield Experience (IWFE) is an opportunity for Master of Accounting students to work in the accounting busy season. The large majority of winter interns are employed by public accounting firms in a wide range of positions including audit, tax, and advisory. These are paid internships that begin early in January and conclude in early March. Students interview for these positions during the fall semester at the same time as interviews for full-time positions Students earn three academic credits for the IWFE and are required to submit various assignments about their experiences. Traditionally, about 40% of the MAcc students have participated in the IWFE program. Clinical Professor Elizabeth Foster serves as the faculty for the IWFE course. Professor Foster spent 25 years in public accounting and is uniquely qualified to assist students in navigating their winter internships.

Accounting Analytics SPRINT

In W&M's new Accounting Analytics SPRINT, students develop their understanding of critical aspects related to the design and security of large accounting databases. This brand new one-week intensive hands-on course provides special emphasis on analytical and statistical tools in the context of current issues affecting the accounting profession. Students will conduct analyses, interpret findings, and use data visualization tools to communicate the results of their analyses.