Skip to main content

Michigan State University masthead

Information for Students

Job Postings

Students view and submit their resume for internships and full-time job postings through Handshake. In Handshake you will see listings for employment opportunities where the employer will be visiting campus to conduct job interviews and you will also see postings called “resume drops”. In the latter case, the employer is merely collecting resumes. If, after reviewing your resume, the employer is interested in you, he/she will contact you directly to set up an interview. Interviews obtained through a resume drop are typically conducted at the employer’s place of business, although on occasion, the employer will arrange for an interview room in the Lear Center.

Important Dates

Although smaller employers post positions throughout the year, the larger public accounting firms typically only interview in the fall semester for both spring and summer semester internships and full-time employment.

Key recruiting dates

Career Fairs

There are a variety of career fairs open to accounting students throughout the year.  Specifically for accounting students is the Accounting and Information Systems Career Exchange held the second week of September each fall.  The Career Gallery-Business Exchange is held in October and is for all business majors.  In the winter there is the Diversity Career Fair and Summer Employment Fair open to all students.  Students may find career fair details on Handshake.

Internship Credit

Although not required, students may earn a credit for their accounting related work experience by signing up for ACC 493.

Instructions for enrolling in ACC 493

Other Resources

Although hundreds of internship and full-time positions are listed each year, the process is competitive. We encourage you to explore other avenues for finding internship and full-time employment, especially through the many resources available to you at the Lear Career Services Center.  Network with your family and friends to obtain potential job leads. Use professional associations, web resources, and the phone book to identify potential employers in the geographic region in which you want to work, then call them to inquire about employment opportunities. The accounting job market is good, but finding employment may require some extra work and initiative beyond the career services provided on campus.


Michigan State University

Contact Information Site Map Privacy Statement Site Accessibility
Call MSU: (517) 355-1855 Visit: MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Notice of Nondiscrimination
SPARTANS WILL. © Michigan State University