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Internship Program: Student Experiences


I am overwhelmed with how amazing it is to be in D.C., not only because this is the place where things are happening, but especially in such an interesting time for our economy. I quickly realized, within the first few days of my internship, how many doors the LSU CIA program has opened for me.

Rachel Bond | Internship Sponsor: Freddie Mac | Location: Washington, D.C.


My internship at Grant Thornton in Houston provided me with the opportunity to experience corporate life in a big city while applying concepts taught by LSU CIA to real-world situations. Through working on an actual audit, I was able to demonstrate and improve my knowledge, skills and abilities. I enjoyed working on an audit team and look forward to my future career in internal auditing.

Claire Bourgeois | Internship Sponsor: Grant Thorton | Location: Houston, Austin


Working for Grant Thornton in Guadalajara, Mexico was an incredible experience. The fact that I got to experience a new culture and got to see a different perspective of internal audit makes me a very lucky person. I got to work with some amazing people and I learned a whole lot. Thank you LSU CIA program could have not done it without the program’s help.

Leslie Daqui | Internship Sponsor: Grant Thorton | Location: Guadalajara, Mexico


My internship in Mexico City with Salles Sainz Grant Thornton is one of the best experiences of my life. The international experience is something I would recommend to any individual who is serious about becoming a well-rounded internal auditor. The LSU CIA program not only focuses on developing new skills, but it also allows you to strengthen your own unique skills. LSU CIA opens doors to those who are confident, hard-working, and open to invaluable experiences within the internal audit profession.

Bianca Galvan | Internship Sponsor: Salles Sainz Grant Thorton | Location: Mexico City, Mexico


The LSU CIA provides the resources necessary to excel in today's business world. The program instills the professionalism, respect, and behavior required to become employable. Internal audit views a company through a holistic lens, which is an unparalleled opportunity for any college graduate because most entry level positions are highly technical and specific. I quickly realized within a few weeks of working the powerful advantage the LSU CIA gives its students.

Jared Greco | Internship Sponsor: Deloitte | Location: New York


The LSU CIA program placed me ahead of the curve. Many of the topics studied while in the program became relevant during the first few days of working on audit teams. In addition, the program provided me with unparalleled networking opportunities. Some of my team members were LSU CIA graduates. This similarity allowed my new teammates and I to quickly bond. This program has made a name for itself and words cannot describe the value.

Carlo Malacon | Internship Sponsor: Ernst & Young | Location: Houston


Participating in the CIA program was the best experience I have had at LSU. It opened up so many career opportunities I never thought were possible including two amazing internships in Houston and a full time offer in Boston.

Audryanna Mann |  Internship Sponsor: Deloitte | Location: Houston


My summer internship was a truly unforgettable experience. I got to live in an exciting and interesting city while growing professionally in a great company. The LSU CIA program opened a world of opportunities for me and I will be always grateful for this.

Ivanna Nazar | Internship Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers | Location: Washington, D.C.


Going through the LSU CIA program allows you unparalled access to executive management in truly world class companies across the globe. In one summer, I completed audits in Singapore and India.

Brandon Raborn | Internship Sponsor: IMB Corp. | Location: New Delhi, India


The internship this past summer in Atlanta, GA at Crowe Horwath, LLP facilitated me with developing skills learned outside of the classroom. It exposed me to real world experience, helping me grow as a professional. The coursework learned throughout the LSU CIA program was reinforced by the work assigned to me in my internship. Additionally, I was placed on a variety of clients in a wide variety of industries.

Andrew Touchstone | Internship Sponsor: Crowe Horwath, LLP | Location: Atlanta, GA


I gained valuable work experience, met lots of great people, and got to travel all over the U.S. I had an amazing summer that I will never forget!

Sara Wolfe | Internship Sponsor: BDO Seidman | Location: Dallas