What are recent graduates doing now?
Hannah, a 2010 graduate who majored in accounting and Spanish, received six job offers before graduating. She is currently working for Price Waterhouse Coopers as an auditor, working with Ameriprise. As a student at St. Thomas, she was a member of the women’s soccer team for four years and studied in Spain for a semester. Hannah also completed two summer internships with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
What opportunities are there to bolster my resume while I'm in the program?
Internships. Students work with the Career Development Center to identify opportunities that are posted or for assistance with approaching a company for an internship. Many companies come to campus to interview students, or they invite students to apply and interview at their organization.
Accounting majors complete internships in the area of accounting they are planning to pursue. They intern with public accounting firms, large or small corporations, nonprofit organizations, the State of Minnesota and the IRS. Many of these internships lead to full-time job offers after graduation.
Study abroad. Many accounting students take advantage of the London Business Semester, a program for business majors in their junior year. Each fall, two business faculty members take 50 business majors to London. In this program, students take two required business courses and have the option of choosing two additional courses which meet UST core requirements.
Other accounting students take advantage of over 150 international program affiliations offered by St. Thomas in over 40 countries. Current popular destinations, in addition to England, are Italy, Spain and Australia.
Faculty at work
Accounting faculty are engaged in a variety of applied research, resulting in practical, useful information for the businesses in the community. They also collaborate with accounting professionals through local and national professional associations.
What jobs are possible with an Accounting major?
- Tax accountants
- Internal Revenue Service
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- U.S. General Accounting Office
- Budgeting and control
- Financial administration
- Tax administration
- Internal auditors
- Tax accountants
- Systems specialists
- Cost accountants