The Accounting Department hosts a one-day trip to Northern Virginia for sophomores and juniors who are interested in careers in accounting. The program takes place over Reading Days at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Tysons Corner office. Alumni from BakerTilly, CohnReznick, EY, Deloitte, and PwC make presentations concerning the different service lines and a group of second-year staff members talk about their first-year experiences and what students can expect when working for a large accounting firm.
The Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics
During February break, the Williams School takes 20 students to New York City for three days of visits to advertising, marketing and public relations firms. The AdMarComm Trip introduces students to alumni working at small, medium and large agencies as well as those working in in-house roles for corporations and non-profits.
Every spring, John Jensen takes 20 sophomores to New York for an intensive look at different career options. Past firm visits include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Bloomberg News, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Marcus & Millichap, Och-Ziff, the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup, SunTrust and Lincoln International.
Each fall, during Reading Days, the Williams School takes 20 students to Washington, D.C. for a two-day crash course on careers in public policy and government. The group visits the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations and trade associations.
The Washington Term Program has been in existence for nearly three decades and has provided more than 400 Washington and Lee students with a memorable living and learning experience in Washington, D.C. The six-week spring term course includes three components: an academic course, an internship and a lecture series. Students spend four days working in their internships, and on Fridays, they attend a morning class and afternoon guest lectures.
The Williams School sponsors a seven-week program that combines classroom study and internships with firms in and around London. Students are matched with businesses and not-for-profits based upon their professional interests. In addition to the internship and classes, students are able to participate in London Week, which is an opportunity to visit Washington and Lee alumni at their jobs and learn more about specific industries. The marquee event during London Week is an alumni reception.