RSM Excellence Academy

2024 summer conference and 2025 summer internship

The Excellence Academy application period is currently closed. Applicants will be informed of their application status by the end of March 2024.

Experience the Power of Being You

The RSM Excellence Academy consists of a three-day summer leadership conference with a stipend and the opportunity to participate in an internship with RSM during the following summer. The Excellence Academy is open to all qualified students who are three years from graduation.  Students who have demonstrated a leadership commitment to efforts of inclusiveness for underrepresented groups (particularly those that support communities of Black, Latinx and Hispanic heritage) via participation, for example, in organizations with these goals or other similar initiatives are strong candidates. The Excellence Academy is designed to align with RSM’s strategic pillar of driving an unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience.  We recognize efforts of inclusivity and intend to develop outstanding business, accounting, and technology students for internships and full-time employment. Participants will have an opportunity to build relationships that will assist them in their educational and career development. We hope that this experience will provide students with an overall understanding of the professional services industry, RSM’s culture and the advantages of working in the middle market.

Your unique background, education and personal experiences equip you to contribute in ways no one else can. Participants will see that everyone who works at RSM brings an interesting and unique perspective that not only shapes them, but also shapes the understanding that is the core of our brand. Their individual talents strengthen our team while enhancing the insights we provide to the middle market. If you’re looking for an organization that values you as an individual, welcome to RSM!

Program components

Career discovery and development

Explore areas of career opportunity and development at RSM, and within professional services as a whole, through the following areas:

  • Talent experience – Connect with your peers and our employees and firm leaders to develop both personally and professionally, while gaining individual perspectives about our organization and culture.
  • Skill development – Strengthen your technical and soft skills through collaborative real-world simulated exercises related to ethics and problem-solving.
  • Client experience – Learn about our middle market clients through a variety of activities, client interactions and visualizations. 

An investment in your future

After completion of the RSM Excellence Academy Conference:

  • You will receive an invitation to join RSM’s Excellence Academy internship program the following summer. Satisfactory completion of the conference is a prerequisite for eligibility to receive your internship offer.
  • You will receive a monetary stipend.

Program requirements

  • Applicant should be three years from both graduation and full-time employment eligibility.
  • Applicant should be pursuing, or interested in, a degree in accounting, finance, business, technology, computer science, industrial systems engineering or a related field.
  • Applicants with memberships in organizations committed to inclusiveness such as NABA, Black Student Union, National Panhellenic Council, ALPFA, LBSA, Society of Women Engineers, or other groups or initiatives with similar goals are strong candidates.
  • Applicant should be a team player who is motivated to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Applicant should show a desire to be client-focused and learn how to provide skilled advisory services.
  • Applicant should possess strong communication skills.

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Employee network groups

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