Seven Secrets to Success with Students

Do you want to contribute to the internal audit profession by working with future internal audit leaders? Do you have trouble recruiting staff? Do you want more audit resources? Are you interested in fresh, new ideas? Do you want to show the audit committee, executive management, and your faculty the valuable contributions you can make to the teaching mission? If your answer is YES to any of these questions, join us in hearing from both current and former students, faculty, and internal audit staff about their experiences in developing and continually enhancing a student internship program. This course will provide you with seven (7) secrets to success in working with students on your audits in ways that will benefit you, your institution, and the students.

Speaker: Toni Stephens, Institutional Chief Audit Executive, The University of Texas at Dallas

Toni Stephens, CPA, CIA, CRMA, is the UT Dallas Institutional Chief Audit Executive. She received her accounting degree from Texas A&M University. Toni has over 30 years of both internal and external audit experience, including working for the Texas State Auditor’s Office.

Toni’s professional activities include serving as the ACUA President, Board Member, faculty member, and on many PEC activities, including the Chair. She also serves as a board member and audit committee member for the Dallas Chapter of the IIA, and has held several leadership positions within the chapter. She served as President and board member of the Texas Association of College and University Auditors. Honors include receiving service awards from both ACUA and the Dallas IIA.

Toni is an advisory board member for the UT Dallas Center for Internal Auditing Excellence, conducting presentations on risk assessment and audit planning for the internal audit students. She has worked with and mentored them on audits to provide them with actual audit experience for the past 13 years.

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:           

  1. Establish collaboration methods to promote your internal audit program to students.


  2. Identify best practices and benefits for successfully working with student interns.


  3. Apply tools, resources, and lessons learned to develop or enhance a student internship program, creating a pipeline for future talent.

Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Program Level: Overview
Location: Virtual
Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None required
CPE Credit: 2 Credits
Cost: None