HOW DOES ACCOUNTING RECRUIT WORK?

Updated: Aug 6, 2018


How does recruiting work?

Why should I participate in recruit?

What happens after networking season is wrapped up?

How does on progress from networking events to a full-time offer?

How do I setup myself up for success?

What do firms look for?


Across our interactions with students, these are some of most frequent questions that pop up.


We've curated a collection of videos to help you better understand the recruitment process and what the firms look for.


HOW DOES RECRUITING WORK?



WHY PARTICIPATE?

"I think first and foremost you gotta attend every event available to you on campus. It's gonna get you in front of the firms....make sure you're going to those things even as a freshman and especially as a sophomore because that's when the process really begins for you..."


"Number one: attend events. This is hands-down the most important aspect...the interview doesn't start at the interview; it starts before the interview even happens.
"...the truth is whenever I had an accounting interview, I already knew the interviewer....the interview is not really even gonna be an interview...it's gonna be more like a conversation with a friend rather than a formal sit-down..."

WHAT HAPPENS BEYOND NETWORKING EVENTS?





WHAT DO FIRMS LOOK FOR?


Here is an interview with Fahad Meer, PwC manager. It's an excellent video covering a bevy of topics: what auditors do, client-service culture, soft skills, technology, and more.


Recruiting-specific insights start at ~35 minute mark.



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Got questions? Comment below and we'll do our best to answer them (or find someone who can).


Up next, we'll bringing you specific insights straight from DCBA members who have successfully gone through the recruitment process. Stay tuned!

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