This is a BIG week. If you are interested in accounting careers, recruiting and networking please do your best to participate in this weeks activities WHILE you still continue to STUDY!! STUDY!! STUDY!!!
Make sure you are reading the weekly emails in detail or save them as a reference. Most of the information is also on the osubap.com website.
2nd — BAP meeting, “Meet the Firms” — Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 6-8pm (MU Ballroom) — business attire; participating firms as of week one are attached.
Meet the Firms is just around the corner! This event is a great opportunity to meet with firms before interviews begin! Resumes need to be submitted toOregonstate.BAP@gmail.com by Sunday, October 5th. All resumes will be sent out to the attending firms. This gives the firms an opportunity to learn a little bit about you before meeting you the night of the event! Resumes will ONLY be accepted in PDF form. If you have any questions about resume submission or Meet the Firms please firstname.lastname@example.org!
**See attached documents to help you with recruiting questions and firms that had RSVP’d as of week one.
Opportunities to prepare for the recruiting season:
1. OSU BAP Mock Interviews, Wednesday, Oct 8th from 12-3pm in Kerr Admin
As in prior years, firms are offering mock interviews through Beta Alpha Psi. Each interview will be 45 minutes long and will include time for feedback from your interviewer. These mock interviews are a great opportunity to practice interviewing and sharpen your professional skills for fall recruiting.
Firms in attendance: Moss Adams, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and Delap
Interview slots will be given out on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in participating in mock interviews, please send an email to me (Jamie Martin). In your email, include your firm of choice and preferred time slot (12-12:45, 12:45-1:30, etc.). I will be assigned one to two slots depending on availability, this allows as many students to participate as possible.
RSVP or forward any questions to Jamie Martin at email@example.com.
2. Moss Adams Open House – Eugene
Join us for an open house event at our Eugene office. It’s a great opportunity to network with our professionals and make connections. This year’s event will include a panel of partners representing many of our West Coast regions—Puget Sound, Oregon, the Bay Area, and Southern California—so you can ask questions, learn more about our offices, and find out what qualities we’re looking for. We’ll provide light food and beverages. All you need to bring is your curiosity and a passion for your future.
DATE Thursday, October 9, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
LOCATION Moss Adams LLP — Eugene
RSVP Jessica Auxier, Recruiting Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Jones & Roth Recruiting Events (see attached flyer)
4. As you all know, Fall is a big time for Accounting recruiting. Last year, the Career Success Center was extremely busy with Accounting students trying to get ready for Meet the Firms and the recruiting season. This year, in an effort to accommodate the demand and help students as best as possible, the CSC will have two work sessions each day, we will have resume workshops at 10:30AM and 2PM for accounting students.
We are currently looking for two enthusiastic accounting students to volunteer at our 20th Anniversary Auction this year. We basically need to tabulators that will tab up the auction items and help with check out. The Corvallis Environmental Center’s mission is to educate, engage and inspire people to create a healthy, sustainable community. We have three programs currently working to reach this goal: Avery House Nature Center, Edible Corvallis Initiative and Energize Corvallis.
Our 20th Anniversary Auction on October 25th is our first Auction and we are planning on a great turnout and fun event.
Please contact Diane email@example.com or Brandi firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. You will earn service hours for BAP if you volunteer.
**Change to job posting/searching at OSU**
OSU’s new site for finding off-site — full-time and internship opportunities.
When searching for opportunities — search using the advance search, then entering the type of job and accounting. A key item — searching by the firm name may not be successful even if the firm has a job posting. The BAP officers are going to do a demonstration at the first meeting (Wed. Oct. 1st at 6pm in AH 222) and during classes. But you need to use the advance search option and enter the criteria (i.e. internship and accounting)
1. Part-time Intern.
A local CPA firm has four immediate openings for accounting interns during Fall & Winter terms. Work primarily involves administrative support including copying and assembling documents for tax returns. Sophomore and Junior accounting studens preferred, but all with accounting/tax interest or experience are encouraged to apply. Must be-detailed oriented, and have strong oral and written communication skills.
Hours worked by employee are somewhat flexible; intern must work at least 12 hours per work week. Winter break availability is preferred but not required. Additional hours required during weeks and/or weekends prior to March 15th and April 15th deadlines, and spring break. Pay rate is at minimum wage.
Deadline for application is Oct. 27th by 5pm.
Please apply on Beaver Job Net (ID 2902).
1. Georgia Pacific will be hiring between 2-4 interns for summer 2015. Please visit during MTF’s and Beaver Caeers.
2. Berntson Porter, Bellevue, WA- We’re Hiring!
Are you interested in moving to the Seattle area? We are a mid-sized accounting firm located in Downtown Bellevue, WA. We are looking to hire 4 tax staff and 3 audit staff for fall 2015 start date. We currently have 4 Beaver Alumni at our firm and are hoping for that number to grow. If interested in learning more about us? Please visit our website atwww.bpcpa.com or e-mail Jennifer Kane at email@example.com with your questions. Interested in applying? We will be posting all our positions to Beaver Careers or Beaver JobNet.
3. Clarus Water Solutions is looking for an accounting summer intern 2015. Please see attached flyer for details. The flyer mentions engineering but the email from the company mentions they would like to hire an accounting intern summer (2015).
4. OSU Staff Auditor (see attached flyer for details)
Interested in a recent graduate or possibly a Dec. 2014 graduate.
Just so you know what the profession is thinking
From the AICPA
How to Meet the 150-Hour Requirement
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in accounting. To obtain 150 semester hours of education, students do not necessarily have to get a master’s degree. They can meet the requirement at the undergraduate level or get a bachelor’s degree and take some courses at the graduate level. Students can also choose any of the following:
Combine an undergraduate accounting degree with a master’s degree at the same school or at a different one;
Combine an undergraduate degree in some other discipline with a master’s in accounting or an MBA with a concentration in accounting;
Enroll in an integrated five-year professional accounting school or program leading to a master’s degree in accounting.
In most cases, the additional academic work needed to acquire the technical competence and develop the skills required by today’s CPA is best obtained at the graduate level. Graduate-level programs are an excellent way to more fully develop skills such as communication, presentation, and interpersonal relations, and to integrate them with the technical knowledge being acquired.
In addition, it has been shown that students who get a graduate education have a substantially higher rate of success on the Uniform CPA Examination. Further, master’s degree holders receive starting salaries that are approximately 10 to 20 percent higher than the starting salaries of those with only bachelor’s degrees. Finally, there is evidence that promotions to manager and partner and to corporate managerial positions are increasingly going to individuals with master’s degrees.
For these reasons, leading professional organizations such as the AICPA, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy have consistently supported the 150-hour education requirement for entry into the accounting profession.
Professor of Accounting
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