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Thursday, September 5, 2024

Join us Thursday, September 5, 2024  from 5:00-7:00pm in the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus for Meet the Firms, hosted by the USM School of Accountancy. 

The School of Accountancy’s Meet the Firms night is a 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 representatives from accounting firms, companies, and other professional organizations 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 organizations for full-time and internship positions. All accounting students and alumni are encouraged to participate, regardless of graduation date.

  • You must be an accounting major 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 businesscareersFREEMississippi
  • 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/picture in the top right corner of the page
  • Click the blue Add New Document button in the top right corner
  • Enter a name for the document and be sure Resume is selected under Document Type
  • Click Select from Computer to choose your file (your resume should be saved as a PDF and limited to one page)
  • Click Add Document
  • To register for Meet the Firms in Handshake, Click Events at the top of the page 
  • Click 2024 Meet the Firms  on the list then click the blue Register button
  • Answer the question about your graduation date then click the green Finish button

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

Employers, click here to register!

If you have general questions about registration for Meet the Firms, please contact the School of Accountancy at 601.266.5162 or Amy Yeend at 601.266.5931 or amy.yeendFREEMississippi

If students would like to have their resumes critiqued before Meet the Firms, they must email a copy to BusinessCareersFREEMississippi by Monday, August 26, 2024, to receive feedback in time. Subject line of message should include that it is for Meet the Firms

Virtual Resume Workshop
Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 12noon
Click HERE to join online. Password: ACCresume

In-Person (Hattiesburg) and Virtual Resume Workshop
Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Scianna Hall, Room TBD
Click HERE to join online. Password: MTFresume

 It is strongly recommended that you have your résumé reviewed before participating in Meet the Firms. Send your résumé to BusinessCareersFREEMississippi to have it critiqued. In order to guarantee a review in time for Meet the Firms, résumés must be submitted by Monday, August 26, 2024.


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