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What are my chances at getting acct internship at big 4 firm? (any tips)

NoteworthyNoteworthy Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
I currently go to a state school (average) and i'm just curious how bad that looks for big 4 recruiters? I know it doesn't completely disqualify me but does it mean I have to be the top of the top for a chance?

I currently have a 3.3 CGPA and 4.0 accounting GPA (over 5 acct classes). I work at a payroll company doing fulfillment and a member of beta alpha psi.

Just to give a perspective, I would say the typical competition for Georgia would go;
1. Emory
2. Georgia Tech
3. UGA
4. Georgia State
5. Kennesaw State (I'm here)
6. Mercer
7. Barry
8. Valdosta State
9. Georgia Southern

I know they do recruit at my school cause my advisers said so, former students talk about working there, and they have recruiters at career fairs for my school. So any tips would be helpful too :)

Replies to: What are my chances at getting acct internship at big 4 firm? (any tips)

  • happy1happy1 Registered User Posts: 17,565 Senior Member
    edited August 2015
    Talk to your college's career placement office. They should have a good handle on what type of GPA you need from your school to get an interview at a Big 4 firm.

  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,484 Senior Member
    I work at a NY state college. Not a big name. Two things help our accounting majors get hired by the big 4. # 1 you have to have a hight GPA. This is standard. Preferably 3.5 or higher. ( My D1 was recruited into investment banking from an Ivy. Still needed the 3.5 or higher) And alumni connections help a lot.

    So if you have alumni that work at a big four, make contact. Network, network. Your GPA should not disqualify you.
  • happy1happy1 Registered User Posts: 17,565 Senior Member
    ^^^The GPA that the big 4 looks for is different at every school. For example the Big 4 will take people with lower GPAs from a school like Wharton.
  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,484 Senior Member
    I agree. But even from Wharton probably looking at over a 3.0 or higher. D1 graduated from another Ivy and applied for an investment banking internship. Completion was strong. She got the internship and ultimately a job offer. She had well above a 3.0 GPA.
  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,484 Senior Member
    ^competition not completion. Haha, I was commenting about this on another thread.
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