Integrated Winter Field Experience

Manuel Ramirez, MAcc student

The Integrated Winter Field 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.