Meet the Firms
The BBA Accounting Club hosts Meet the Firms, an accounting industry job fair, in the Ross building annually during the second week of classes. Given the Big Four hire Rossers for national placement, recruiters from New York, Chicago and Detroit are often present. Students have the opportunity to network with a number of middle-market firms and corporations at the event as well.
Detroit Accounting Industry Bus Tour
MAcc students are invited to hop on a bus to Detroit during the first week of classes to explore the offices of Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Plante Moran, and PwC in downtown Detroit. The trip is effective interview preparation, as you're introduced to firm recruiters and various staff at each firm. A tour of downtown Detroit is also included in the trip.
Coaching on Search Strategy
Meet with Career Development Office staff and/or peer coaches with expertise in your field of interest to map out your specific job-search plan.
CPA Exam Prep
While Michigan Ross does not offer a CPA prep course, we consistently yield the fourth highest CPA exam pass rate in the U.S., and we've produced at least one Elijah Watt Sells Award winner every year for the past six years. Our students achieve this by focusing on the curriculum and enrolling in a Becker CPA exam prep course during the last quarter of the MAcc Program. We work closely with Becker, offering a campus ambassador who serves as a liaison between you and Becker, and a Becker representative is also available to counsel you on CPA exam requirements and share prep course information. Then, the MAcc Program office works with you to identify the courses that meet your requirements.
Coaching and Small-Group Webinars
Over the summer before classes begin, you can engage with with staff career coaches and participate in webinars to help prepare you for recruiting.
In-depth preparation for your career search starts as part of your MAcc orientation. Topics covered include:
- Developing your personal job search strategy.
- Developing your elevator pitch and personal story.
- Networking on and off campus.
- Dining etiquette.
- International student programming.
Gain invaluable practice and helpful feedback to put your best self forward for the real thing.
The resume that got you into business school will not be the same resume that gets you hired afterward. You can get personal attention and advice on your resume from our professional Career Development Office staff.
LinkedIn Profile Review
LinkedIn is more important than you might think. CDO professionals can help you leverage your profile to its best effect.
Many student clubs at Ross are organized around career interests. MAcc students are particularly involved in the Accounting Club and MAcc Student Association (MSA). The Accounting Club hosts several public-accounting related events annually. In addition to Meet the Firms, these include Encounter Accounting and an Accounting Scavenger Hunt with firm representatives. They also host an accounting speaker series at Ross. MAccs run the MSA, holding E-board elections during MAcc Program orientation. The club serves to foster professional development, philanthropy and camaraderie within the MAcc class.
Typically hourlong sessions focused on specific career areas of interest. Topics include “How to Conduct an Off-Campus Job Search” and “Job Searches for International Students in the U.S.”
A wide selection of documents, videos, recorded seminars, and more to assist you in all facets of your search.
Staff librarians can help you work with our exclusive databases to research industries, job functions, and specific companies you may want to target.
Hear directly from top companies about what they offer, who they’re looking for, and why you’d want to work there.
Interact in a career-fair-style setting with company representatives who come to campus seeking new talent.
Job Action Groups
Created specifically for students conducting off-campus job searches, Job Action Groups meet weekly with Career Development Office staff to discuss progress and explore next steps in the search.
Career Development Office Drop-In Hours
Daily availability for quick one-on-one questions with our professional career coaching staff.
Negotiating Offers and Decision Making
One-on-one consultations on negotiating job offers and deciding whether to accept.
Dedicated Team for Recruiters
Nearly 200 companies recruit on campus every year. In addition to coordinating on-campus recruiting events, scheduling and facilitating one-one-one interviews between students and company recruiters, the Career Development Office fosters new relationships with highly sought-after recruiters to ensure a variety of employers for Ross MAcc grads.
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