At Albers School of Business and Economics, we know that hands-on experience is a critical piece to professional growth and development. We make sure our students have a variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom, ensuring that they graduate ready to tackle today’s unique challenges.

Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Albers Mentor and student

Accounting Mentor Program

BAPsi students celebrating 100th anniversary of Beta Alpha Psi and SU chapter's 45th anniversary

Beta Alpha Psi Student Club

Meet the Firms, Weekly Speakers, Spring Networking

Leadership Orientation

Our program is not just about academic curriculum. We also want you to take time to bond with your cohort and develop leadership skills vital for your professional growth. Our day-long Leadership Orientation retreat at the start of fall quarter is led by leadership training professionals with deep experience in the field.

Student and recruiter at the Career and Internship Fair

Albers Placement Center

Fall recruiting, resume check, mock interviews, internships, and jobs through Handshake

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Service Practicum providing free tax preparation assistance to the local community, in a joint venture with United Way of King County. The program gives accounting students a chance to use their skills to help others while gaining hands-on experience.

NHL Seattle President & CEO Tod Leiweke speaking to Albers students

Albers Executive Speaker Series

Hear executives from Seattle's most recognizable companies talk about their success, leadership philosophies, and obstacles they have overcome.

Find a Mentor through Albers’ Accounting Mentor Program

Students who sign up for the Accounting Mentor Program in fall can be paired with professionals in the industry to receive support and meet regularly to discuss career paths, internships, and personal development for their future occupation. Our mentors are experienced professionals who work for leading firms in the Pacific-Northwest region who bring that unique lens to their mentor-student relationships.

Find a Job with your Accounting Master’s Degree

Students can connect with job opportunities through the Albers Placement Center.  The Center will provide you assistance with your interviewing skills, help you prepare your CV, provide you with career advice and connect you to on-campus recruiters. 

Find an Accounting Internship through the Albers Placement Center

Students can connect to internship opportunities through the Albers Placement Center which allows you to earn up to 12 credits towards your MSAA or your MPAC degree. Our students have had internships with the Big 4 accounting firms and also many of the mid-sized and smaller CPA firms. We also have had students placed at many of the Seattle-based companies like Starbucks, Nordstrom, Amazon, Weyerhaeuser, and PACCAR.

Where Our Students have Interned or have been Hired

Accounting/Audit Industry

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Bader Martin PS
  • Grant Thornton
  • Clark Nuber
  • PwC
  • Moss Adams
  • BDO
  • KPMG

Corporate

  • Amazon
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Microsoft
  • Boeing
  • Starbucks
  • Nordstrom
  • Port Authority of Seattle
  • Paccar