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Structured Recruiting Events

The MAC Career Services team organize and plan the series of events that will connect MAC students with top public accounting and corporate partners. The events give students the opportunity to have a direct connection with these employers to network, build relationships, and learn more about their career opportunities. Each event has a designated goal – whether it be to educate students about a career in accounting, or highlight what makes each company a unique place to work.

This is your time to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the accounting profession! These panels are aimed at educating UNC MAC students on what a career in accounting entails from the point of view of someone living it. In the past, we have included employers from public accounting, corporate accounting, government, and non-profit, in order to give you a well-rounded view of a career in accounting. Students are split into two groups and will rotate, to ensure that all students complete a panel and mixer session with all companies. After each panel, there will be a meet and greet/mixer, for the firms to get to know you a bit better.

This will be your first real taste of the companies recruiting UNC MAC students. The employers participating in this event are actively hiring MAC students and will be participating in our Interview Week in September. Students should use this event to gain a clear sense of what each company has to offer. We recommend coming into this event with an open mind- listening to what each employer has to say may help you narrow down or expand the list of opportunities you’re interested in. Also, be ready to network- if you like what a company has to say, you’ll want to establish a meaningful connection with them so they keep you in mind moving forward.

Interview Week is the culmination of all of the hard work you have put in throughout the Structured Recruiting process. Each employer has a designated interview day, with 3 to 4 employers participating each day (therefore, depending on how many employers you interview with, you could have multiple interviews per day). Interviews are typically 30 minutes in length, and behavioral in nature. In addition to interviews, some employers will also hold social events the night prior to their interview day, in order to get to know students in a more casual, relaxed setting.

Job Application Process

All students participating in Structured Recruiting will apply for jobs through the platform Handshake. Instructions will be given to students participating in Structured Recruiting on how to access their Handshake account, where to find Structured Recruiting job postings, and the specific timeline for submitting applications. In addition to applying to roles via Handshake, students will also use this platform to sign up for interview slots for Interview Week in September. Students interested in learning more about Handshake can do so here.