The Gauntlet is an event designed to prepare students for the various stages of the recruiting process in one setting.
There are three stages of The Gauntlet, each lasting about 25 minutes. In the first stage, students will have their resumes critiqued by a firm professional. In the second stage, students will attend a mock version of Meet the Firms. In the third and final stage, students will participate in a one-on-one mock interview. Each stage is staffed by accounting professionals across various firms, ranging from the Big 4 to local firms.
The Gauntlet is a great way to connect with professionals in a more personal, low-stakes setting while also refining the skills necessary for recruiting prior to the Meet the Firms events. At The Gauntlet, mistakes or unrefined resumes are completely acceptable!
We hold two Gauntlets during the school year: one in the Fall, and one in the Winter.
The Fall Gauntlet
The Fall Gauntlet takes place towards the end of the summer before Meet the Big 4 and Fall Meet the Firms. While it is primarily intended for students who plan on attending the Fall Meet the Firms events and/or recruiting in the fall, all members are welcome to join.
The 2023 Fall Gauntlet will take place on Tuesday, September 5th from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Sign-ups are now open. You must be a 2023-24 UAS member to register. Instructions on how to sign-up for The 2023 Fall Gauntlet can be found in your membership confirmation email or in the email announcement sent out.
The Winter Gauntlet
The Winter Gauntlet takes place in the beginning of winter quarter before Winter Meet the Firms. It is primarily intended for students who plan on attending Winter Meet the Firms and/or recruiting in the winter.
The 2024 Winter Gauntlet will take place on Friday, January 19th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Sign-ups will open soon. You must be a 2023-24 UAS member to register. The link to register for the 2024 Winter Gauntlet can be found in your membership confirmation email when registration opens.