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- Grant Thornton
- Moss Adams
- Seattle University
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.
The Accounting mentor program supports graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors from across the Albers accounting programs.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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
The Accounting Mentor Program is highly acclaimed by the business community and our students. The program was founded in 2002 and has served many students and mentors. Junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students are placed with Puget Sound area professionals to get a sense of what their career may look like after graduation.
Mentors are currently practicing in the field of accounting and so can provide valuable insight and experiences about topics from the recruiting process and interviewing to longer range professional development questions. Our students value the opportunity to meet with seasoned mentors and are eager to reap the benefits from this valuable experiential learning opportunity.
Building success in today's business climate requires more than scholarly academic pursuits. It requires knowledge of the business environment and the ability to negotiate within it.
Although participation in this program is completely voluntary, those who have been a part describe the following as benefits of participating:
No two mentors in our program are alike. They each bring their own style and personality to the relationship. Just as you will bring your own style and personality to the relationship.
Typically you will work with your mentor and one or two other students to identify experiences and discussions that will help you to examine your career goals and aspirations.
Other opportunities gained through the Mentors Program include, but are not limited to:
The program begins in early October and runs through mid-June. Participation in this program is completely voluntary.
The steps to join the Mentor Program are as follows:
Mentor placements will be completed by the end of October, and you will receive an e-mail with your mentor assignment. At that point your next steps are:
2022 Mentor Fair