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Student Resources

The following resources are for current School of Accountancy & MIS students.

Student Organizations

Recruiters, particularly from major firms, are looking for accounting students who can maintain good grades in a rigorous accounting curriculum, reliably hold down a part-time job or internship, and participate as an officer or active member of a student organization. A student who can juggle multiple responsibilities, perform productively, contribute meaningfully to something outside the self, and achieve a satisfying life-work balance is a highly valued—and thus highly pursued—student. Active participation in a student group can help you become this student: the qualities recruiters are after are precisely the qualities student groups provide.

Events being held by accounting student organizations, as well as accounting-related events sponsored by firms through DePaul’s Career Center, are available on a single calendar.

  • Accounting Club organizes office visits to various firms in the Chicago area during fall recruiting season. This allows students to experience firms, network with professionals, and get a feel for individual firm’s culture.
  • ACFE is a student chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization with members in more than 150 countries and a premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. ACFE provides resources to help students excel in fraud related courses and establish careers as anti-fraud professionals.
  • ASCEND is the premier student organization for Pan-Asian leaders in finance and accounting.  The second chapter in the Midwest, the DePaul student chapter is very closely involved with other affinity groups around Chicago.
  • Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional society for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of the society is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
  • DECA is a competition based organization that focuses on providing students with opportunities to develop leadership, innovation and teamwork skills.  Students attend competitions where they compete in different types of business simulations, cases and exams.
  • Graduate Students for Accounting (GSA) is the first graduate accounting student organization registered at DePaul University. It strives to increase the recognition of students in accounting master’s degree programs, by addressing the needs of graduate students both in academic excellence and career development.
  • Midwest Association of Hispanic Accountants (MAHA) is a student organization dedicated to increasing awareness and sharing business information among students at DePaul University. The organization is open to all students who are in the Driehaus College of Business and CDM. The organization encompasses three aspects of development: academic, professional, and community.
  • National Association of Black Accountants' (NABA) mission is to address the professional needs of our members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting, finance and other business professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in the successors.
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Tutoring

​Winter Quarter 2017

Location: DPC 6000 - School of Accountancy and MIS

ACC 101/102

  • Mon-Wed 1:00-4:00
  • Thu 10:00-4:00

ACC 304-305-306

  • Tue 12:30-5:00
  • Wed 12:30-5:00
  • Thu 3:00-5:00

No appointment necessary.

Tutoring is available through the end of final exams.​

ACC 393 Internship in Accountancy

ACC 393 Internship in Accountancy allows students to earn academic credit for their current position in financial accounting, audit, or tax. Internships are usually held within a corporation or a public accounting firm. Students obtain valuable professional experience and begin the process of networking with area businesses and professionals. Job responsibilities are expected to involve the application of accounting knowledge and skills.

Internships can be found through http://depaul.joinhandshake.com. The Career Center also provides students with practical professional career counseling.

Guidelines:

  • Enrollment is open each quarter for accounting students with an internship. Permission is not required to enroll.
  • The position does not have to be classified as an internship - it can be a part-time or full-time job.
  • The internship must involve at least 15 hours per week, or 150 hours for the quarter.
  • There is no sign-off required by your supervisor. Your position is verified at the start of the quarter when the class begins.
  • The internship must be held concurrently with the quarter.

Book Reserves

All commonly used textbooks for accountancy are available on library reserve. Although this does not substitute for a permanent owned copy, some students find this useful for quick access, future reference for studying, or if they face financial difficulty in purchasing their books immediately. Students may check these out for use in the library for a two-hour period. After two hours, a late fine is assessed, and if the item is removed from the library, a new textbook replacement fee will be assessed to your student account.​

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Accountancy & MIS recruits top students annually to serve as graduate assistants for the faculty. These assistantships include a tuition waiver for up to three classes per quarter (maximum of nine per year) and a stipend of $1500 per quarter. There are two types of graduate assistants:

  • Research Assistant: Provides support for faculty members’ teaching and research activities. Research assistant responsibilities include engaging in literature and other library searches, collectingg and organizing data, and collaborating with faculty in research projects. Other responsibilities include preparing course materials, grading student work, and posting grades to the course website.

  • Teaching Assistant: Provides support to students enrolled in introductory accounting courses. Responsibilities include supervising weekly lab sessions for undergraduate students enrolled in ACC 101, grading lab assignments, and posting lab assignment grades to the course website. Tutoring responsibilities include attending weekly class meetings for an assigned tutoring subject area and working in the tutoring room.

Application Information:

  • Applications for the 2017-18 school year are due by April 15, 2017.
  • Visit https://depaul.academicworks.com and search for Graduate Assistant Application - DCB School of Accountancy.
  • Applications are not reviewed prior to the deadline.
  • Requirements include current resume and 1-2 page personal statement. Letters of recommendation are not required or accepted.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate accounting program.

Career Resources

  • What can I do with a major in Accountancy? A quick guide to the accounting career areas, potential employers, and job search strategies.
  • Accounting Career Roadmap: This Career Roadmap is designed to help students and alumni navigate the career development process by describing the Career Center’s services and resources. This major guide helps you explore and consider the possibility of pursuing a degree in Accountancy.
  • 2016 Robert Half National Salary Guide: This national salary guide lists average salaries for nearly 300 positions in accounting, finance, banking, and financial services.
  • AICPA: This Way To CPA: "This Way To CPA"  provides student, career, and exam resources from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.

Get Introduced to the Career Center

  • Meet with Your Career Advisor: Call the Career Center at 312-362-8437 to schedule an appointment.
  • Begin your student profile in Handshake: Handshake is the Career Center’s full service online recruiting system for off-campus positions. It is never too early to create your profile. You may update your information, upload your resume, and start applying for internships and full time positions in the future.
  • Attend a workshop: Build and strengthen your career-related skills and prepare for your job or internship at a career development workshop.

Connect with Professionals
  • Attend networking events: Learn from alumni and industry leaders about their experiences and professions by attending a variety of career networking events.
  • Connect with a career mentor: Gain insight from Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) volunteers on topics such as how they found their job, what it’s like to work in their industry and how much you can expect to earn in that field.
  • Practice interviewing: Enhance your interviewing skills by meeting one-on-one with an ASK volunteer.

Graduate Students

Student Code of Conduct

In order to address specific issues that ACC and MIS faculty want to emphasize, the School of Accountancy (ACC) & Management Information Systems (MIS) faculty has prepared the following ACC & MIS Student Code of Conduct​.

If you have questions, contact us at (312) 362-8770 or accountancy@depaul.edu​