At FHSU, we don’t expect students to learn simply by just going to their classes. Students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular opportunities to deepen their knowledge and put their skills into action.
Accounting, Finance, and Economics students have numerous organizations to join in order to gain hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom. The Accounting Club, Economics Club, and Finance Club all seek to give their respective members a valuable experience related to their fields of study through trips or presentations by guest speakers. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) organization brings students together from many disciplines who are interested in the anti-fraud field. Also, students who wish to learn how to invest their money in the stock market are able to do so with the help of the Tiger Investment Group.
Aside from learning in the classroom, our students take one step further in their learning experience by gaining first-hand experience in the real world through community projects or competitive events. Community programs such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) help accounting students learn how to prepare tax returns while assisting members of the community. On the other hand, students interested in financial planning have had the opportunity to compete in a prestigious national competition in which FHSU has consistently ranked in the top 5. In addition, students have the opportunity to explore other universities or even countries through FHSU's study abroad program.
There are numerous scholarships specifically targeted towards students studying Accounting, Finance, or Economics. To learn more about these awards, please visit our scholarships page.
Consider exploring your career options through an internship. Internships give you the opportunity to gain some real-world experience, while opening doors and strengthening your resume. The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting actively promotes a variety of internship programs to students throughout the year, giving students the chance to pursue an opportunity that suits their career goals.
If you are interested in earning academic credit for an upcoming internship, please read the Internship Guidelines and consult with your advisor.