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AISP Suspended for 2017

Due to recent mergers at participating firms, the Accounting Internship Scholarship Program for 2017 has been suspended.

We are in the process of reaching out to other firms that may have an interest in joining the program; however, the timing does not allow us to offer the program for the coming summer.

We appreciate your interest in the program and will update our website for future developments.

Six out of Eleven Interns Hired by Participating Firms

We are pleased to announce that six of the eleven interns from the 2016 AISP session have accepted job offers from the participating firms.

Since the start of AISP five years ago, 25 out of 51 interns have found employment with a participating firm. This does not include AISP interns who have been able to connect with other CPA firms due to their participation in the program.

Interested in being part of this program? Application information will be posted later this fall.

Since AISP’s beginning in 2012, 51 interns have participated in the program. Of those, 25 have accepted job offers from participating firms.

 

Accounting Intern Scholarship Program Enters Fifth Year

2016 AISP interns "speed meet" partners and staff from participating firms.

At the June 7th orientation day, the 2016 AISP interns enjoyed “speed meeting” partners and staff from participating firms.

Posted June 8, 2016
June 7 marked the start of the fifth year of this unique program with an Orientation Day at Ravinia Green Country Club. As part of the orientation, the interns were able to meet with staff and partners from each of the firms during “speed meeting” sessions.

AISP, which started as the brainchild of Allen Bolnick, CPA and Weltman Bernfield member, is a collaborative effort among six Chicago-area, small to midsize CPA firms. Eight to twelve interns have participated each year. Of the 40 interns who have been through the program, 19 accepted job offers from participating firms.

This year, the program includes eleven interns from the following schools:

  • Augustana College (1)
  • DePaul University (2)
  • Elmhurst College (2)
  • Illinois State University (1)
  • Indiana University (1)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (1)
  • Loyola University (1)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1)
  • Waubonsee Community College (1)

    2016 AISP interns

    (l-r, back row) Samantha Dalzell, Dana Goggin, Lauren Allen, Baylee Walters, Elisbeta “Becky” Broscatan, Emily Hadler, Rosanna Ingraffia, (front) Brandon Christopherson, Jack Kegermann, Chris Kincheloe and Jared Arbus

The interns will spend the next several weeks traveling to each firm to learn about various accounting topics, such as sales tax, payroll tax, QuickBooks, S-corp tax, audit and valuations through presentations and exercises. At the end of the program, the interns experience a couple of weeks of hands-on/shadowing work to better understand what happens on a day-to-day basis at the firms.

For more information on  AISP, visit accountingisp.com.

Seven Out of Twelve Interns Hired by Participating Firms

We are pleased to announce that, so far, seven of the twelve interns from the 2015 AISP session have accepted job offers from the participating firms.

That means that over the four years, 19 out of 40 interns have found employment with a participating firm. Plus, a few other interns have been able to connect with other CPA firms due to their participation in the program.

Interested in being part of this program? Application information will be posted later this fall.

Time to Celebrate!

Accounting Intern Scholarship Program Completes 4th Successful Year!

To celebrate the completion of AISP’s fourth year on July 23, 2015, the twelve interns joined representatives from all six participating firms at Arlington International Racecourse for an afternoon of fun and networking.

The firms will begin contacting interns for interviews next week.

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The interns were able to visit with staff and partners from all six CPA firms–and get some suggestions on which horses to pick.

AISP celebration at Arlington International Racecourse

(l-r) Thomas Dubinski, Liam Mundt, Michael Pawlicki, Julie Cukla, Daniel Austin, Patricia Greenfeld, Aaron Feld, Caroline Cunningham, Tara Cloonan, Emily Mortimer, Dylan Creger and Stilian Pironkov.

Welcome to the AISP 2015 Interns!

Meet the 12 interns selected for the 2015 AISP session…

2015 AISP Interns

(back, l-r) Stilian Pironkov (Triton College), Daniel Austin (University of Illinois), Liam Mundt (Indiana University), Aaron Feld (University of Illinois), Thomas Dubinki (Loyola University), Michael Pawlicki (Iowa State University) and Dylan Creger (Olivet Nazarene University). (front, l-r) Tara Cloonan (Elmhurst College), Patricia Greenfeld (Roosevelt University), Caroline Cunningham (University of Illinois), Emily Mortimer (Elmhurst College) and Julie Cukla (Elmhurst College)

Tuesday, June 2 was orientation day. After a brief overview of how the eight-week session would work, the interns had a chance to meet individually with representatives from each of the six firms in 15-minute speed meeting sessions. The interns will spend the next six days getting an “inside look” at each firm, along with training on various accounting topics.

2015 AISP orientation day speed meeting

The interns will continue to learn about various accounting topics, such as sales tax, payroll tax, QuickBooks, S-corp tax, audit and valuations, throughout the eight-week program. At the end of the program, the interns experience a couple of weeks of hands-on/shadowing work to better understand what happens on a day-to-day basis at the firms.

Summer 2015 AISP Session Starts June 2nd

We’re just a few weeks away from the start of our 2015 Accounting Intern Scholarship Program (AISP). Twelve interns were selected from the more than 60 applications and inquiries we received.

Schools represented this year are:

  • Elmhurst College (3)
  • Indiana University (1)
  • Iowa State University (1)
  • Loyola University (1)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (1)
  • Roosevelt University (1)
  • Triton College (1)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (3)

Watch for more information as we near our start date. Information on our Summer 2016 session will be available this fall.