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Accounting Student to Intern at KPMG in Ireland

Image Carrie Wintle Carrie Wintle in Ireland, where she will intern this summer.

VERMILLION, S.D. — Carrie Wintle, a senior accounting major at the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, has accepted an offer for a summer audit internship at the Dublin, Ireland, office of KPMG, one of the world’s top international public accounting firms.

Wintle, a member of USD’s Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, is also president of Mortar Board Honor Society and co-captain of the USD cheer team. She’s originally from Iroquois, South Dakota, and plans to graduate in May 2017.

"Over Christmas break I went on a faculty led trip to Ireland. I loved it so much, I could not wait to go back. I am so thankful to KPMG for providing me with this opportunity. I know it will be an incredible learning adventure,” said Wintle, who also plans to intern in 2017 at KPMG’s tax division in Omaha, Nebraska.

“This opportunity is extremely competitive on a global scale and we are proud of Carrie’s success, which demonstrates the high caliber of students and faculty in the Beacom School of Business’ accounting program,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., professor and dean of the school.

“At KPMG, we value global experience. We need people who are multi-lingual, multi-cultural and have work experiences outside of their home markets to serve our global clients effectively,” said John Aesoph, KPMG Audit Partner and Partner in Charge of Recruiting at USD. “In collaboration with our Irish colleagues, we were able to create this unique experience for Carrie. We are proud to be a firm that offers such opportunities to help students build long and rewarding careers.”

Leon Korte, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting and accounting internship coordinator, said USD students since 2007 have had internships with more than 120 different employers in public accounting, private industry and government. That hands-on experience differentiates the program from others, he said. “The ability for students to participate in experiential learning as undergraduates or graduate students sets them apart from others seeking similar employment upon completion of their college careers,” Korte said.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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