Everything You Need to Know
Simply put, CPA Recruit is a series of networking events for students to learn about the various local and national CPA firms, and apply to co-op and full-time positions for the following period. There are two hiring periods: summer and fall.
Please review the resources below to help you prepare for CPA Recruit.
Click here to view the CPABC 2020 Recruitment Framework
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CPA:
In response to COVID-19 and to allow all post- secondary students to focus on health, safety, and completion of current academic studies, spring recruit activities have been suspended. Spring recruit offer acceptance deadline has been removed and any open and new offers will be adjusted to the new Fall 2020 timeline as follows:
Spring 2020 Offer Acceptance Date: SUSPENDED
Fall Offers Out to Students: On or after September 25, 2020
Fall 2020 Offer Acceptance Date: October 9, 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Answers You Need
IS CPA RECRUIT FOR UPPER YEAR STUDENTS?
No, definitely not! We encourage students to start networking with firms as early as possible so that they can feel confident and comfortable in a networking setting, learn about the different career opportunities available, and start building meaningful relationships with firm representatives.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
We strongly recommend that students attend as many networking events as possible. CPA Recruit is your opportunity to get to learn about the different firms and the opportunities they offer. We will be hosting a number of events throughout recruit to help students get a sense of each firm and find out where they "fit". Some firms will also host their own events so join our mailing list to avoid missing out!
WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
Be yourself! Bring an open mind, positive attitude, and willingness to learn to each event as well as your own business cards. Dress codes can vary from business casual to business formal depending on the event so make sure that you understand the differences and have the proper attire.
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB PLACEMENT IF I PARTICIPATE?
Unfortunately, not everyone will be successful the first time they participate in CPA Recruit; it may take some students two or three times before they are successful in finding a position. There are numerous factors that can affect a student's ability to secure a co-op or full-time positions such as the number of positions available, the quantity and quality of applicants, and the student's ability to establish meaningful connections with firm representatives.
Click on the firms below to learn more about their values, what they are looking for in candidates, and job postings.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all of the local and national firms.