Networking Events

Mentor Fair

 Albers Mentor Fair

This program, coordinated by the Albers Placement Center, is highly acclaimed by the business community and our students. It is a unique opportunity for graduate-level and senior undergraduate business students to interact with upper level executives from leading Puget Sound companies and organizations. It offers opportunities to develop business contacts, access industry information, and gain valuable insights from experienced and successful professionals.

Executive Speaker Series

Alan Mulally Albers Workshop

Alan Mulally, former President & CEO of the Ford Motor Company and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, was the featured speaker at a recent Albers Executive Speaker Series event.

At Albers Executive Speaker Series events, executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

Low Income Tax Preparation

For over 40 years, Seattle University accounting students have been providing the local community with a valuable tax preparation service. The program is a joint venture between Seattle University accounting students, United Way of King County, and the Internal Revenue Service. Students and United Way volunteers prepare tax returns for the public free of charge. The program was developed with the goal of helping individual taxpayers cope with the complexity of filing an accurate tax return. It gives accounting students a chance to use their skills to help others in the Seattle University community.

KPMG Case Competition

c.	The winning team from left to right - Justin Totura, Zak Kim, Trey Takara, Matthew Hansen (KPMG), and Daniel Verburg!

The KPMG Case Competition challenges students to solve a detailed case study. They must:

  • review a dossier 
  • identify and analyze key business issues
  • develop a compelling set of recommendations
  • prepare an engaging presentation for the judges

Students present their ideas to a panel of judges, who are experienced partners and leaders from KPMG. The judges listen to the presentations and ask challenging questions, playing the role of the client. Participants will be held to the same standards of excellence of KPMG professionals. 

Accounting Banquet

At the end of spring quarter, Albers accounting students, professionals, and faculty are invited to a dinner where the department celebrates those who have won scholarships and noticeable faculty. The Accounting Banquet offers students an opportunity to network with professionals in a more formal setting over dinner and refreshments.

Profs and Pizza 

Albers Professor Katie Fitzpatrick with a student

Every winter quarter, accounting students have a chance of meet the accounting faculty over pizza. This is a great opportunity to learn about upper-level accounting courses, continuing education, and pursue research opportunities. This is one of the more informal networking events and is a good way to practice networking skills.