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Pre-Recruiting

What Is Pre-Recruiting?

Pre-Recruiting is an event sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi that provides Grand Valley State University accounting students and alumni with an opportunity to connect with recruiters from companies and local, regional, national, and international public accounting firms before applying for internship and full-time employment opportunities. This event provides students and alumni with an opportunity to make good first impressions on members of the firms and companies before interviewing.

ONLY GVSU STUDENTS/ ALUMNI ARE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND!

BETA ALPHA PSI MEMBERS: FREE AND GET IN AN HOUR EARLY!!!

NON-MEMBERS: $15 IN ADVANCE (BY SEPT 6TH) / $25 AT DOOR

DELIVER PAYMENTS TO KATHY GORALSKI, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING - 3RD FLOOR OF SCB

(PAYMENTS MUST BE IN EXACT CASH OR CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO

KAPPA BETA CHAPTER OF BETA ALPHA PSI)

Pre-Recruiting: Seidman Center Room 1008

Local Firms

     Date:September 7

     Time:5:00-8:00 pm* 

     *Only Beta Members from 5-6

Regional/National/International Firms

     Date: September 8

     Time: 1:00-4:00pm*

     *Only Beta Members from 1-2

Requirements Before Attending Pre-Recruiting

Before attending Pre-Recruiting, students and alumni must complete the following steps before: September 10

  1. Login to LakerJobs
  2. Upload an updated resume.
  3. Upload an unofficial transcript.
    1. Unofficial transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar's transaction window in Student Services or the Devos Center.
    2. Refrain from using an official copy as the background is too dark.
    3. Refrain from using the unofficial Banner transcript as it is too lengthy.
  4. Attend an informational session. (See below for more Information)
  5. Apply for positions with participating companies and accounting firms in LakerJobs.

Informational Sessions

In order to attend Pre-Recruiting, students and alumni must attend one of the informational sessions. These sessions are aimed at providing students and alumni with information on how to navigate the LakerJobs site, how to apply for jobs, what to expect from the Pre-Recruiting and interviewing processes, and some common courtesies. These informational sessions also consist of a panel of recruiters from accounting firms. These recruiters will answer questions from the audience and provide helpful information on what the firms are looking for during the interview process.

Informational Session Dates:

Date:August 31

     Time: 4:00-5:00pm

     Location: 122 E Devos Center

Date: September 5

     Time: 12:00-1:00pm

     Location: 122 E Devos Center

Date: September 6

     Time: 5:00-6:00pm

     Location: 122 E Devos Center

Local Firms Night

The following firms will be present at the Pre-Recruiting Local Firms Night on Thursday, September 7th:

Amway
Baker Holtz, P.C.
Beene Garter LLP
Brickley DeLong, PLC
DeBoer, Baumann & Co., PLC
DeLong & Brower, P.C.
Dolinka, VanNoord & Company PLLP
Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C.
Ferris, Busscher & Zwiers, P.C.
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Kiekover, Scholma & Shumaker,PC
Maner Costerisan PC
Melton & Melton, LLP
Vander Ploeg, Bergakker & Associates, P.C.
Clayton & McKervey, PC
James & Springgate, PLC
Fusion Financial Group
JANSEN VALK THOMPSON REAHM PC

Yeo & Yeo P.C., CPAs and Business Consultants
Michigan Office of the Auditor General 
Helmholdt & Company, LLP, CPA's
Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth
Walker, Fluke & Sheldon, PLC

McKeown Kraai Professional CPA's

Steensma Novotny PLC

Michigan Association of CPAs

Becker

Regional/National/International Firms Night

The following firms will be present at the Regional/National/International Firms Night on Friday, September 8th:

BDO USA, LLP
Crowe Horwath LLP
Doeren Mayhew CPAs and Advisors
Dow Chemical Company
Ernst & Young
Haworth, Inc.
Meijer Inc.
Plante Moran
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC)
Rehmann
Whirlpool Corporation
CPA Advisors
Deloitte
UHY Advisors, Inc
Auto-Owners Insurance