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Office of Student Success & Engagement
Office of Student Success & Engagement
Office of Student Success & Engagement

​The Office of Student Success & Engagement is the school’s central hub for student career development and professional engagement, with the intent of delivering high impact, practical and engaging activities.

The resources offered by the office bolster our students’ preparation for successful careers in accounting. Activities and programs are announced to students on a regular basis throughout the year.

Activities & Programs

  • Our mentoring program offers one-on-one student to professional mentoring to educate students on the diverse career paths in accounting.
  • The Executive-in-Residence Program offers individual office meetings for students with professionals from large firms, corporations and government agencies.
  • Student career mentors offer one-on-one career coaching to develop résumés, cover letters, interview skills and career conversation to supplement services provided by the university career center.
  • Ongoing alumni networking provides an opportunity for working professionals to engage with faculty, students, and fellow alumni on issues that impact career success.
  • We offer speaker panels quarterly through students’ required course—Career Management for Accountants—introducing students to professionals from public accounting, corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations.
  • Quarterly technology workshops enhance students’ skills for real-world application in the workplace.
  • Our mentoring workshop offered annually to guide students on using a professional mentor effectively.
  • Career resource booklet offers customized career preparation materials such as résumés, cover letters, networking tips, professional emails and more.

Future Activities

The Office of Student Success & Engagement is currently developing job shadowing programs to connect students with professionals in their workplace to learn about their work on a daily basis. We're also planning regularly scheduled career workshops that will further enhance student preparation for a career in accounting.

"We are formalizing and integrating our existing career preparation programs into one centralized effort, and building from there. Industry professionals and accounting firms are eager to partner with us, and the Office of Student Success & Engagement provides a structured way for us to collaborate and​ offer more learning opportunities to students."

Margaret Tower
Director, Office of Student Success & Engagement
Accounting Senior Instructor

Margaret Tower