Mentoring for Accounting Students

Being successful after graduation requires more than what you can learn in the classroom. It requires real on-the-ground experiences. The Accounting Mentor Program provides the ability to interact with accounting professionals in a variety of industries so that students can get a feel for what their careers may look like. 

The mentors offer invaluable career guidance, suggestions for the recruiting and interviewing process, professional insight to business issues, and professional development opportunities. Seattle University is fortunate to have alumni so willing to assist those currently pursuing their degree. Without them this program would not be possible.

Who can participate?

The Accounting mentor program supports graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors from across the Albers accounting programs.

Getting Involved

Everyone who wishes to participate in the program should attend the Mentor Fair, which is usually on the first Friday evening of October. At this event you can visit with the mentors and submit your Mentor Selection Form.

A Student Orientation session is offered just prior to the Mentor Fair.  Students are encouraged to attend to gain more details about the structure and expectations of the Mentor Program.  If a student is not able to attend, several Make-Up Student Orientations are offered throughout October.

To officially join the program, submit a Mentor Selection Form (see link below). If you have any questions regarding the form please contact Ching Tsao at Please submit this no later than the due date provided. If you are not able to submit your form in time, you will have to wait to join the Mentor Program until the next fall.

Mentor Selection Form

The accounting mentor program is yet another reason why our program is as strong as it is. It gives students access to professionals that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to interact with. What does this do? It fosters a sense of confidence that they can not only join the business environment, but thrive in it.

Zac Siriboon BABA, 2015

Mentor Program Details

Opening Remarks at 2022 Mentor Fair
2022 Mentor Fair

A Sample of Companies Represented in the 2023-2024 Mentor Program:

  • American Life
  • Armanino
  • Nanostring
  • Boeing
  • CLA– CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Copiers NW
  • Deloitte
  • Russell Investments
  • EY– Ernst & Young
  • The Gates Foundation
  • Grant Thornton
  • PitchBook
  • Boeing
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Moss Adams
  • Outreach
  • Seattle University
  • Costco
  • Anderson
  • BDO

For More Information

Department of Accounting