HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2009 – Joshua Jones, a senior majoring in accounting at High Point University, is getting valuable career experience, thanks to a hands-on internship at Bernard Robinson and Co., L.L.P., a public accounting firm in Greensboro.
Jones says he has been busy since day one, working on client engagements that vary from audit and writing of financial statements to the preparation and processing of tax paperwork.
“This is an excellent opportunity for me to experience what life as a public accountant is like,” Jones says. “Unlike some internships where you are more of an observer, accounting internships are hands-on. The pace is very fast and the workload is intense during the busy season. … I am applying ? in the real world ? what I’ve learned over the past three years of classes. This great opportunity is preparing me for what the business world will bring once I leave school.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at .
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