Meet the Firms is the largest accounting recruiting event at UCSB, connecting hundreds of UCSB students interested in the accounting profession to a wide variety of accounting firms and professionals.
At the upcoming Winter Meet the Firms, firms will mainly be seeking students with two summers or more before graduation, but all students partaking in the recruiting process are welcome to attend. This event is crucial to attend if you are seeking Freshman Programs, Summer Leadership Programs, internships, or a full-time position.
Meet the Firms allows students and professionals to mingle together and for each party to gain a sense of familiarity with one another. It is crucial to get face time and have meaningful conversations with as many professionals as you can.
You need to be a current UAS ALL access member to participate in Winter Meet the Firms. You may purchase the 2021-2022 ALL access membership for $40 through Eventbrite (found on our Eventbrite profile or our website) before registering here for Meet the Firms.
The Gauntlet is an event where students can get exposure to the main components of the recruiting season in a low-pressure environment. It will take place on Friday, January 7th, the first week of Winter Quarter. The event is staffed by accounting professionals from various firms (the same ones who will be attending Meet the Firms). Thus, the event is invaluable in that it gives you face-time with many accounting professionals in an environment where mistakes or unrefined resumes are completely acceptable. Students will sign up for 90-minute time slots, split into 3 stages of 25 minutes each: Resume Critique, Mock Meet the Firms, and Mock Interview.
You need to be a current UAS member w/ ALL access to participate in The Gauntlet or Meet the Firms. You may purchase this 2021-22 UAS membership for $40 through Eventbrite (found on our Eventbrite profile or our website) before registering here for the Gauntlet.
You will sign up for a time slot when registering for a ticket. If you find that you are no longer available during your time slot, please reach out to us to amend or cancel your registration. We have limited slots, so please do not sign up for the Gauntlet unless you are absolutely certain you will attend. The firms will be aware of the students who RSVP'd but were no-shows for the event