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Accounting Grad Scores Prestigious Internship

July  2016

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Dillon Jones

Recent MAcc (Master of Accounting) graduate Dillon Jones will spend the next year in Norwalk, CT, at a prestigious internship for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  The Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program is “a one-year term, during which the individual becomes highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and comes to have an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors, and users of financial information.”  Jones is among only seven interns who were selected and is only the second Huntsman student to receive this internship.

Jones started networking for his future career during his sophomore year by participating in summer leadership programs and internships.  His involvement with the Beta Alpha Psi honors society was valuable and taught Jones about the accounting profession through various networking opportunities with professionals, USU students, and other students from across the country.  “Both the undergraduate and master's classes at USU helped me,” says Jones.  “The undergrad gave me a strong base understanding of accounting.  The master's further helped me to apply it to the current business environment and see what new changes are coming.”  During his time at the Huntsman School, Jones spent many hours getting involved with events, networking with peers and getting to know his professors.  Dr. Larry Walther, Senior Associate Dean, Department Head, and EY Professor said “Jones is a capable, impressive person.  He was clearly an outstanding student in my graduate level accounting class, and also distinguished himself as the student coordinator for our successful Partners in Business Program.”

Jones encouraged students to “dream big.  Find out what you are passionate about and go for it.  Speak up and talk to your professors and the professionals who visit USU.  The Aggie brand can take you anywhere in the world.”

For more information on the accounting programs at the Huntsman School of Business, please visit this website.

Information on the FASB PTA Program.