Meet the Firms

Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Trent Lott Center, Room 103
Business attire

 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 attend, regardless of graduation date.


Student Information and Registration:

You MUST be an accounting major to register and attend this event. 

You must log into your Handshake profile, add your resume, and then register for the event. 

NOTE: Students should not submit résumés without meeting with Career Services first! Please visit Career Services in Room 125 of McLemore Hall, or call 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"
  • Click "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"
  • Click "Meet The Firms"
  • Click "Join Event"

You will receive an email welcoming you to the event. For further assistance on registration, please contact Career Services at 601.266.4153.


Employer Information and Registration:

Employers, register at:

If you have general questions about registration for Meet the Firms, please contact Mary Ann Iverson at or 601.266.5162.


Campus Interviews:

Accounting students must complete and submit an Accounting Interview Formbefore participating in campus interviews for internship or full-time positions. 

Follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the form electronically, and save the file to your desktop.
  2. Log into your Handshake profile at
  3. Click your name on the top-right corner, and click "Documents." 
  4. Upload your completed Accounting Interview Form file under "Other Documents".

As you apply for campus interviews through Handshake, you will need to submit both your résumé and the Accounting Interview Form. When completing the Accounting Interview Form, please ensure that the geographic office preference(s) you select on the form are the same geographic locations for the position(s) that you are applying and interviewing for. Also, ensure that all grade and GPA information matches your transcript.  

If you experience any issues uploading the completed digital form into Handshake using Firefox, you may want to use Google Chrome instead.