Senior accounting major selected for PwC's international intern experience

Appalachian State University senior accounting major Maheder Yohannes has been selected to travel to Sydney, Australia to represent the Southeast market in the PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Advance International Intern experience.

Yohannes, who began her internship with PwC in January, applied to the international experience program and was selected from a pool of more than 50 intern applicants in her region. She will travel to Sydney Feb. 24-March 3.

"It is exciting for us, as a firm, to be able to offer unique opportunities such as these to our interns," said PwC SE Market Enrichment Experience Lead Allison Rymsha. "Our goal for our Enrichment Experiences is to underscore the PwC Professional through global connectivity and insight into Leadership's vision for the firm. These opportunities highlight the importance of attracting and developing staff -- including interns -- with global viewpoints, acumen and experiences."

Yohannes is a Walker Fellow and a past Holland Fellow in Appalachian's Walker College of Business.

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The Appalachian accounting degree

Every spring semester, the majority of Appalachian accounting students receive academic credit for their participation in full-time, off-campus internships in accounting firms and industry. The majority of these students receive full-time permanent job offers as a result of their internship. The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education, and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Accounting graduates are recruited by the largest international, national, and regional accounting firms as well as local accounting firms, industry and government agencies. The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Accounting. Learn more  at Appalachian at

Maheder Yohannes
Published: Jan 23, 2018 10:31pm