Accounting Networking & Interviewing Resources

Beginning at the freshman level, accounting faculty work to inform students about internships and job opportunities. Each fall, Career Services arranges events to facilitate junior and senior accounting majors’ pursuit of those opportunities through a process of networking and interviews.  The following links will help you as you prepare to network with potential employers.

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AccountingClipArtAccounting Reception (aka Picnic)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Applied Studies Building
Junior and senior accounting majors won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with area accounting professionals. Each fall recruiters visit the campus to meet and interview students for internships and full-time employment opportunities.  This reception gives students the opportunity to connect with recruiters prior to the formal interview process to learn more about the firms and to lay the ground work for the application process. To reserve your spot at the picnic, be sure to RSVP when you receive the notification in late summer. Follow these steps to prepare for the networking event.

Fall Interviews

Accounting firms conduct on-campus interviews with selected candidates beginning in late September. They will interview students for both internships and full-time employment. The recruiting schedule will be announced in late summer. Note: To be eligible for an accounting internship, students must have satisfactorily completed both semesters of Intermediate Accounting and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Stop by the Hub to request an unofficial copy of your transcript to be e-mailed to you.  You will want to have this in your possession no later than September 5 for use in the application and interview process.  Note that the Registrar’s Office requires at least a one-week turn around on requests submitted at the beginning of a semester.

Connecting with Firms Away From Greenville

If you desire to seek employment or a summer internship at a location outside of the Greenville area, it is important to reach out to the desired firm early (at the latest, during the summer months before the fall recruiting season begins).

  • Have your resume prepared and polished to share with the firm.
  • Visit their office, if possible, to establish a connection with a manager or partner.
    •  Obtain a business card or contact information from the manager or partner.
    •  If you are unable to visit the office in person, send your resume and follow up with a phone call to express your interest.
  • Secure an interview if at all possible at the distant location.
    •  If you are asked to be interviewed at BJU by a local recruiter for that firm, it is important to connect with the local recruiter at the Accounting Picnic.
      •  At the picnic, introduce yourself to the local recruiter  and share your interest in and connections with the distant location (their business card, contact information, etc.).
      • Explain your reasons for wanting to be interviewed and referred to that distant location.

Past Accounting Reception participants who do referrals include KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Cherry Bekaert.


 

*Check your campus email regularly for notifications about the reception and interview opportunities.