Accounting Recruiting is an exciting time at GVSU, lasting from the
week after Labor Day through the first week of October each year.
Accounting Recruiting kicks off with the annual Pre-Recruiting events
hosted by GVSU's Kappa Beta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi to give students
and firms an opportunity to meet. For more information on Accounting
Pre-Recruiting, please visit www.gvsu.edu/bap.
Following the Pre-Recruiting events, GVSU will host
on-campus interviews the last week of September and first week of
October for interested firms and corporations free of charge.
Participating in on-campus interviews is not only convenient for
students and alumni, but allows organizations to increase their
visibility on campus and forge links with our Accounting faculty and administrators.
In order to give students the chance to fully engage in the
entire Accounting Recruiting and interview process, we ask employers
to refrain from asking candidates to commit to an employment offer
until after the first Friday of October
, and to review and abide by NACE Guidelines
Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers (excerpted below).
“In a robust and fast-paced job market for graduates and interns,
some employers attempt to mitigate the effects of job-market
competition with practices, including offering incentives and/or
requiring students to accept job offers within a short time frame.
In some instances, these practices could lead to students feeling
that they were pressured to accept offers. Experience shows the best
employment decisions for both students and employers are those that
are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of
information and transparency. Students given sufficient time to
attend career fairs, participate in on-campus interviews, and
complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are
more likely to make good long-term employment decisions and may be
less likely to renege on job acceptances."
– National Association of Colleges and Employers Advisory Opinion