Accounting News – Now is the time to apply for Summer Leadership Programs!

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Accounting BSA’s and MSA’s:

Now is the time to apply for the Summer Leadership Programs offered by the public accounting firms!  Deadlines for some of the firms are next week (February 20-26, 2017).

WHY apply for the Summer Leadership Programs?

The firms select most of their interns from their summer leadership program participants and they hire for most of their full-time positions from their interns so the Summer Leadership Program is the very important first step in getting a job with your preferred firm.

WHAT is the Summer Leadership Program?

A commitment of 1-2 days during the summer.  These are unpaid opportunities and a mix of social and business-related meetings. The opportunities provide valuable insight in the firms, their work and cultures.  These are major recruiting initiatives for the firms.

WHO should apply for the Summer Leadership Programs?

Accounting students who will be graduating with 150 credits between May 2018 and December 2018.

HOW many Summer Leadership Programs should you apply to?

Apply for all the firms that are of interest to you.  You can participate in more than one firm’s Summer Leadership Program.

WHEN should you apply for the Summer Leadership Program?

NOW!

  • Grant Thornton – Application Deadline 2/26/17
  • PwC  – Application Deadline 2/28/17
  • Marks Nelson – Application Deadline 2/28/17
  • RubinBrown  – Application Deadline 3/5/17
  • BKD  –  Application Deadline 3/7/17
  • RSM  –  Application Deadline 3/13/17
  • EY  – Application Deadline 3/20/17
  • KPMG  – Application Deadline 3/31/17

WHERE should you apply for the Summer Leadership Programs?

The Roo Career Network. You can find the link on the Bloch Career Center home page and login with your UMKC SSO and password.

For questions about the Summer Leadership Programs or accounting recruiting timelines, schedule an appointment with a Bloch Career Center career coach.  You can make an appointment through the Roo Career Network!

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