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Explore Accounting Career Opportunities

This page and the associated resources are a starting point for exploring Accounting careers and developing the skills commonly needed for roles within the field.

Careers within the accounting field range from positions in public accounting, private corporations, and government. In public accounting, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) work in a firm that serves a variety of clients such as businesses, individuals, governmental organizations, and nonprofits. Services offered may include tax preparation and planning; consulting; and preparing, reviewing, and auditing financial statements. Given the demand for accounting expertise in all organizations, accountants have the ability to choose whether they would like to work in the public or private sector and for a large corporation or a smaller local company.

Explore and Research Accounting Careers

Accounting professionals are needed in a variety of companies and industries. Here we detail those as well as provide examples of internships and entry level jobs, and review common skills needed to excel in a career in accounting.

Make Connections

Connecting with, and learning from, alumni or professionals working in accounting will serve you well in your search. Here we detail how to engage in informational interviews and suggest clubs and organizations you can join to build your network.

Gain Experience and Develop Skills

Although you will develop many skills inside the classroom, getting involved and gaining experience will allow you to test them out, improve your abilities, and give you concrete examples to share with future employers.

Top 5 Recruiter Tips – Deloitte

Recently, I interviewed Emily Lopez, a Campus Recruiter from Deloitte. Deloitte is one of the Big Four public accounting firms and they typically recruit tax and audit interns/associates from the University of Oregon, along with some consulting roles. I asked …

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Investment Banking Curious? Panel and Insider Tips

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with Oregon Alumni
When: Friday April 7, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:15pm Where: Lillis 211

Interested in a career in investment banking? Join the UO Investment Group and Mohr Career Services for an event …

By Josh Pritchett
Josh Pritchett Client Services Manager
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Underrepresented students can find community & professional development opportunities in the DucksRISE program

Through DucksRISE, the UO provides inclusive and structured support to help our students gain professional experiences, develop job seeking skills, and leverage the UO community for networking opportunities. Applications for the Spring 23 cohort are open now!

By Sara Mason
Sara Mason Assistant Director, Industry and Alumni Engagement
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Grow your Value in Networking

Networking is like a bank account. You’ve got to grow your equity and make multiple deposits in an account before you can make a withdrawal. By building an authentic connection with an alumni or a professional over time, you position …

By Laura von Stockhausen
Laura von Stockhausen Career Advisor
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Recruiter Tips: Be Experienced, Be Strategic, Be Real

While connecting with recruiters on campus, on site, and on the Zooms, Mohr Career Services Career Connections team works hard to promote you, your talent, and support BizDucks in landing internships and jobs. We also seek to gather insights and …

By Sara Mason
Sara Mason Assistant Director, Industry and Alumni Engagement
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Career Resources

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Connect with alumni in your industry via the Lundquist Connect community.

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Contact & Location


Mohr Career Services
155 Lillis
Lundquist College of Business
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