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New Smith Schafer partnership fuels intern, scholarship program

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and CPA firm Smith Schafer are pleased to announce that a student from the university’s B.S. in Accounting program is the first official recipient of the scholarship and internship program fostered between the two organizations.

The student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, as well as an opportunity to intern at Smith Schafer’s Rochester office.

Smith Schafer is an award-winning CPA firm. They have been featured on Forbes America’s BestTax Firms list, awarded Best of Accounting Client Satisfaction by ClearlyRated, and named a Top 175 Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

New partnership launched with Washburn Center for Children

Saint Mary’s has launched a new partnership with Washburn Center For Children, a mental health center that serves Minnesota children from birth to age 18.

The partnership will include internship and job placement opportunities, as well as a scholarship for current Washburn employees and their spouses.

Largest school district in the state joins Trusted Partner Program

The Anoka-Hennepin School District, the state’s largest school district, has joined Saint Mary’s Trusted Partner Program.

Through the Trusted Partner Program, Saint Mary’s assists partner districts with the attraction, retention, and professional development of staff, while also creating an affordable option for their staff to enroll in programs at the university.

The Saint Mary’s Partnership Collaborative is a new initiative populated with key partners from the Schools of Business and Technology, Health and Human Services, and Education that provide students, faculty, and alumni with opportunities for professional development, research, internships, externships, employee pipelines, targeted accelerator certificates and degree completion. This partnership spotlight is meant to highlight the exciting partnerships Saint Mary’s has entered.

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