Professional Opportunities

The School of Accountancy’s relationships with students goes well beyond the traditional classroom setting. We view our charge as preparing the student to launch a successful career in the accounting profession. This includes an expectation of professional behavior and demeanor, both in the classroom, as well as in professional or social settings. Students are provided opportunities to network with accounting professionals representing public, corporate, and governmental accounting. The student accounting honorary fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, regularly hosts speakers from accounting firms and companies, and meetings are well-attended by both students and faculty. The one-on-one exchanges between students and potential future employers provide students with a more seasoned perspective of accounting organizations, current priorities within accounting practice, and what employers are looking for in hiring a newly-minted accountant. Students are indoctrinated regarding the process of becoming a CPA, and advised as to how best to accomplish that goal. Accounting faculty are also actively involved in “opening doors” for student interviews, and preparing students for the interview process.