How to Get Ready for Fall Recruiting

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MSU Accounting Spring Orientation
February 10, 2014
April Dennis, KPMG
Stefanie Langfeldt, Moss Adams
Agenda/Contents
Leadership Programs
Recruiting Timeline
Fall Recruiting Tips
What are Summer Leadership Programs?
Each of our firms hold a 1-2 day program during the summer
that will provide you the opportunity to:
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Learn about internship opportunities in advance of the intern
recruiting cycle
Explore career options in public accounting through
interaction with firm professionals and exposure to various
practice areas (Audit, Tax & Advisory)
Network with firm professionals at all levels and your peers
Accelerate your career through leadership and team building
exercises designed to provide you with valuable tools for
success.
Learn about the culture and people that comprise the firm
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Who is eligible?
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Students interested in pursuing a career in public
accounting
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Accounting students who will obtain 150 semester credit
hours and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam* no earlier
than December 2015 and no later than August 2016
*If you are an MIS major, you do not have to be CPA eligible.
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How do I apply?
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Visit MyCatCareers to view each firm’s posted
summer leadership program opportunity
Submit resume, cover letter, and unofficial
transcripts to each posting
Most firms also require a separate application via
their website
Application Due Date is:
Friday, February 28, 2014
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What happens next?
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Each firm will review applications and contact
students regarding an interview decision
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Following the interview, you will be notified of your
status for the program(s) and/or next steps
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Program Details
KPMG
www.kpmgcampus.com/job/leaders
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National: July 16 - 18
Local: Varies by office location
Moss Adams
www.mossadams.com
Regional: July 9 - 11
Local: Varies by office location
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Fall Recruiting Timeline
When does recruiting for Accounting internships
and full-time positions occur?
Firms will be on campus in mid-September 2014 recruiting
for 2015 full-time hires, as well as Winter and Summer
internships.
Recruiting Timeline
Eligibility
• Full-time
o Graduating and CPA eligible between December 2014 and August 2015.
• Internships - Winter or Summer 2014
o Graduating and CPA eligible between December 2015 and August 2016.
Please do not apply if you are too early or too late in the process.
Recruiting Timeline
90 – 120 (60-90 MIS students)
Credits
120 – 150
Credits
Internship
Recruiting
(90-120 MIS students)
Full-time
Recruiting
Winter or Summer Internship
Full-time
Start Date
NOTE: MIS students (Advisory Candidates) would simply need to meet the graduation requirements.
RecruitingTimeline
Key Dates
• 8/25 Classes begin
• 9/19 Application Deadline Date
• Weeks of 9/22 and 9/29 – Campus Interviews
• Office visits vary by location – usually late October through
mid-November
- What should you expect with office visits?
Recruiting Timeline
Special Circumstances
If you are planning to study abroad fall semester, please contact
one of your recruiters as soon as possible.
KPMG
April Dennis
[email protected]
Moss Adams
Stefanie Langfeldt
[email protected]
Fall Recruiting Tips
• Start Now – Get Involved, Prepare your Look, &
Research the Firms
• Understand the Application Process & Get Ready!
Start Now
1) Get involved
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Beta Alpha Psi or other student clubs
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Volunteer activities
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Leadership opportunities
2) Prepare your Look
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Purchase the basics now
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Be aware of cologne, perfume, jewelry
3) Research the Firms
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Biggest decision…Line of Service and location
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Identify values and traits of each firm that
resonate with you
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Use your network
How to Prepare for Recruiting
Understand the application process & get ready!
Make sure you are familiar with:
• Linda Ward, Assistant Director of the Bracken Center for
Excellence
• MSU Career Services
• Register with MyCatCareers through MSU Career
Services
USE THESE RESOURCES!
How to Prepare for Recruiting
Get your materials prepared…
1) Cover Letter
• Easy-to-read Format
• One page
• Same font throughout
• Explain reasons you’re interested in the job and why we should be
interested in you
• INCLUDE: interest in Tax or Audit, location preference
2) Resume
• Contact information at the top
• Education – include date you will be CPA eligible and GPA
• Work Experience, Leadership Positions, Extracurricular Activities,
Honors, etc
• PROOF READ!!!
How to Prepare for Recruiting
Application Process
1) Job descriptions will be posted to Griz e-Recruiting in August
2) Submit ALL of the following:
a) Cover Letter
b) Resume
c) Unofficial Transcripts
3) Make sure to apply to BOTH MyCatCareers and the firms’
websites by Friday, September 19th, 2014
GOOD LUCK!
We’ll see you in the Fall!

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