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School of Accountancy

Meet the Firms

September 10, 2020  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Event, hosted through Microsoft Teams

Meet the Firms

The School of Accountancy’s Meet the Firms night is an annual career fair held at the beginning of the fall semester, specifically for accounting students. The event provides an opportunity for students to learn more about careers and opportunities within the accounting field, as well as network with companies in order to develop future contacts and employment prospects. The event also provides recruiting firms a chance to meet and connect with potential candidates from USM to fill positions within their companies for full-time and internship positions. All accounting students and alumni are encouraged to participate, regardless of graduation date.

  • You must be either an accounting major or a finance major enrolled in ACC 325 to register and participate in this event. 
  • You must log into your Handshake profile, add your resume, and then register for the event. Students should not submit résumés without meeting with Career Services first! Please contact Amy Yeend, the College of Business and Economic Development Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Services, to schedule a résumé critique appointment by calling 601.266.4663 or by emailing amy.yeendFREEMississippi. Students may also call University Career Services at 601.266.4153 to make an appointment. 
  • Log into your Handshake profile at If you have never logged into your profile you will need to verify, by your email, to gain access.
  • Click on your name in the top right corner of the page
  • Click Documents > Select from Computer
  • Select your resume
  • Click Add Document
  • Next, to register for the event, click "Events" at the top of the page
  • Click Event Search > Meet The Firms > Join Event

You will receive an email welcoming you to the event. For further assistance on registration, please contact Career Services

For the Fall 2020 event, employers will have the opportunity to participate virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Employers, click here to register!

If you have general questions about registration for Meet the Firms, please contact Mary%20Ann%20Iverson (601.266.5162).

Career Services will be hosting Microsoft Teams DEMO Days to teach students how to use the Microsoft Teams platform effectively while engaging with employers during virtual career events.

Tuesday, September 8th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm (click here)

Wednesday, September 9th from 12:30pm 1:30pm (click here)

If you have any questions regarding the DEMO Days, please contact Career Services

Guidebook for Southern Miss Virtual Events: Employer Edition

Guidebook for Southern Miss Virtual Events: Student Edition

If students would like to have their resumes critiqued before Meet the Firms, they must email a copy to BusinessCareersFREEMississippi no later than Thursday, September 3, 2020 to receive feedback in time.


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