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Student Resources

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

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 held by the accounting student organizations are posted to this single calendar by the leaders of each accounting student organization listed below.

Students are encouraged to also use the DePaul Career Center’s Handshake to access the accounting-related events sponsored by firms through the Career Center.

  • Accounting Club provides opportunities for students to advance their presentation for a career in accounting. The club is known for its professional events which allow members to network with various accounting firms and other corporations in and around Chicago.

  • 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.

  • Institute of Internal Auditors helps to develop the future leaders in internal audit, IT audit, and fraud examination while providing our members with an unparalleled opportunity for career development.

  • 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.

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, collecting 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 open on March 1 and are due April 30. Applications are reviewed after the application deadline.
  • Visit and search for Graduate Assistant Application - DCB School of Accountancy.
  • Requirements include current résumé, transcripts, and personal statement. Letters of recommendation are not accepted.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a graduate accounting program (MSA, MSAA, MST).
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.

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 DePaul Handshake. The Career Center also provides students with practical professional career counseling.


  • 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.

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