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IIA Host Student Retreat and Educator’s Forum

​IIA Hosts Student Retreat and Educator’s Forum

 The IIA’s Academic Relations team recently hosted its annual Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) Program Networking Retreat and Educator Forum in Orlando, Fla. More than 70 students from across the globe exchanged ideas and experiences with internal audit educators and corporate partners. Students participated in a case study competition and were able to get acquainted and interview with potential employers.

Students and educators participated from the following universities:

​​​Bentley University​
Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
DePaul University
Eastern Michigan University
Georgia State University
Grand Valley State University
Kennesaw State University
Lebanese American University (Beirut, Lebanon)
Louisiana State University*
Nanjing Audit University (Nanjing, China)
Northern Illinois University
Old Dominion University
Seattle University
​St. Cloud ​State University​
University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
University of Alabama at Birmingham​​
University of Houston*
University of Kentucky
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of New Orleans
University of North Texas
University of Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa)*
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas*
Utah Valley University

* Internal Auditing Programs Centers for Internal Auditing Excellence

The networking opportunities were not limited to students. The Educator Forum provided an opportunity for educators to learn best practices for incorporating internal auditing education in the classroom. Educators learned from their peers and IAEP program coordinators and left the forum with innovative teaching tips, student chapter information, IAEP program information, and a new network of other like-minded internal audit instructors.

Funding for this event is made possible by corporate partners. Audit professionals from these companies were on hand to share their experiences and guide students in developing their presentations for the case competition. Participating partners were also provided with opportunities to recruit and mentor students preparing from graduation.

Click here for a photo recap of this great event.

About The Audit Education Partnership Program

The IAEP program​ prepares students with the skills and knowledge to help them conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire, as well as provide a foundation to begin preparing for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) examination.​​​​​