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Shaw Junior Receives Internship with PriceWaterhouseCooper

July 8, 2013 - Cassandra Burney, a junior Accounting and Business Management major from Henderson, NC, recently received an internship with PriceWaterhouseCooper LLC Accounting firm. Burney is working in their Charlotte location this summer.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is one of the world's largest accounting networks and known as one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG.

PwC provides assurance (including financial and regulatory reporting), advisory and tax, services for over 85% of the largest U.S. public and private companies. PwC's internship program is designed to expose high-performing college students to their firm.

Interns in the program have the opportunity to further professional and technical development skills in the appropriate business related areas while working with teams in different functional areas across PwC. Interns participate in technical development exercises focused on knowledge management, research, preparing for an engagement and conducting a PwC audit. In addition, interns complete real life projects focused on knowledge management, serving clients and internal firm services initiatives that support PwC’s business development.

“I am grateful to receive this opportunity,” said Burney. “I believe as a student majoring in accounting, the choices I make now will greatly impact my career path upon graduation. The field of accounting offers a broad array of professional opportunities for students who are dedicated and motivated.”

After successful completion, Cassandra will have the opportunity to complete a client service internship in one of three PwC’s service lines: assurance, tax, or advisory which can lead to a full-time offer after graduate school.