"My experience in the DA's office really gave me a better understanding of forensic accounting," said Lucas Grosch, '16. Grosch spent the summer before his sophomore year interning with the Office of the District Attorney in Media, PA.
Grosch worked in the criminal investigation department, where he helped log bank statements of individuals being investigated for white collar crimes. He also assisted with obtaining search warrants.
"It's the only way to know if you're on the right career path. I really enjoyed the work, which made me realize that this could be a real possibility for a future career."
Accountants are in demand, and Widener students are among the most sought after in the market.
Widener's program is academically rigorous and real-world specific. Faculty are active in both academic and professional accounting organizations.
A professional and academic advisory board made up of executives and practicing accountants assists the Department of Accounting and Information Management in maintaining a high quality, state-of-the-art program. This department has been instrumental in developing interactive learning techniques in the classroom.
You can get on track to pursue professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA) after graduation and can begin work on a master's degree while still an undergraduate.
Widener's accounting graduates are employed throughout the region and across the country. Alumni are actively involved with Widener and provide an excellent employment network. The Department offers a minor in forensic accounting and has several options in place to meet the 150 credit hour requirement to become a CPA in Pennsylvania.