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Accounting students' reflections on a regional internship program

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Abstract


  • The opportunity to gain professional industry experience for accounting students while undertaking

    their undergraduate degree provides them with both a competitive edge in the marketplace

    and an opportunity to experience the activities undertaken in their chosen profession.

    Structured experiential learning programs provide students with the practical opportunity to apply

    their knowledge in an industry context and also to reflect on their personal learning journey. This

    paper explores the learning contribution of students’ reflection-based assessments in an innovative

    and flexible internship program based on an e-learning framework. Through a preliminary

    investigation, it has been identified that after undertaking this internship program, accounting students

    from an Australian regional university have advanced their learning pertaining to workplace

    preparedness, understanding and application of accounting principles, generic skill enhancement,

    and consolidation of accounting as their chosen professional career. The paper suggests that an

    internship program such as the one examined contributes to the professional accountancy bodies’

    and community’s expectations of accounting graduates possessing key cognitive and behavioural

    skills.

UOW Authors


  •   Dean, Bonnie
  •   Bowrey, Graham D. (external author)
  •   Clements, Mike D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Cord, B., Bowrey, G. & Clements, M. D. (2010). Accounting students' reflections on a regional internship program. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 4 (3), 47-64.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1094&context=aabfj

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1173

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 64

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aabfj/vol4/iss3/4/

Abstract


  • The opportunity to gain professional industry experience for accounting students while undertaking

    their undergraduate degree provides them with both a competitive edge in the marketplace

    and an opportunity to experience the activities undertaken in their chosen profession.

    Structured experiential learning programs provide students with the practical opportunity to apply

    their knowledge in an industry context and also to reflect on their personal learning journey. This

    paper explores the learning contribution of students’ reflection-based assessments in an innovative

    and flexible internship program based on an e-learning framework. Through a preliminary

    investigation, it has been identified that after undertaking this internship program, accounting students

    from an Australian regional university have advanced their learning pertaining to workplace

    preparedness, understanding and application of accounting principles, generic skill enhancement,

    and consolidation of accounting as their chosen professional career. The paper suggests that an

    internship program such as the one examined contributes to the professional accountancy bodies’

    and community’s expectations of accounting graduates possessing key cognitive and behavioural

    skills.

UOW Authors


  •   Dean, Bonnie
  •   Bowrey, Graham D. (external author)
  •   Clements, Mike D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Cord, B., Bowrey, G. & Clements, M. D. (2010). Accounting students' reflections on a regional internship program. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 4 (3), 47-64.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1094&context=aabfj

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1173

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 64

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aabfj/vol4/iss3/4/