JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE
Business Etiquette and Professional Presence:
Their Role in Managing Accounting Interns
Author(s): Joseph L. Morris, William R. Simpson, Anna N. Bass
Citation: Joseph L. Morris, William R. Simpson, Anna N. Bass, (2012) "Business Etiquette and Professional Presence: Their Role in Managing Accounting Interns," Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Vol.12, Iss. 4, pp. 81 - 88
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
This article provides basic principles of business etiquette and professional presence that employers should communicate to accounting interns when they start work at the firm. The authors’ suggestions for employers are based on recent trends in business etiquette and the experience of one of the authors in coordinating an internship program over a 25-year time period. The article is divided into the following topical areas: general guidelines, professional dress, social behavior, communication, and work habits. Most of the discussion pertains to public accounting firms, but these principles of etiquette and professional presence apply similarly to industry firms and government agencies.