what we offer


Dynamic conditions in the workplace make a strong network, and the skills to maintain one, critical to success in the workplace.  SAS events provide ample opportunity for you to refine your networking skills and step into the business world.


Open-ended interview questions are intimidating: “Why do you want to work in this service line?”  Attending SAS Workshops provides you hands-on experience before your internship with the service lines of accounting firms so you may better envision your life in audit, tax, or advisory.


SAS hosts the largest accounting events at UCLA, giving students the opportunity to network with firms ranging from the Big 4 to mid-tier and locally-based practices. With an SAS membership, a student can attend these events for free throughout their time at UCLA.


Recruiting events are the foundation of SAS.  We exist to put you in the best position to get the job you want.


Obtaining a more specialized learning experience is difficult in recruiting due to the diversity of interests represented in each recruiting class.  Attend an SAS social to build your network of students pursuing the same goals as you while learning about the road to completing these goals together.


The SAS website provides a central hub to all of SAS' many events throughout the year, with registrations and information about workshops, recruiting events, Meet the Firms, and more. Check the site weekly for new events and updated content being posted.

our events

the sas roadmap

As you pursue a career in accounting, you will encounter various phases throughout the process. The map below demonstrates the typical recruiting timeline for an SAS member interested in recruiting with the firms.


Everyone starts at recruiting events.  Attend them to build connections with accounting professionals, discover more about your future career, and choose the firm that is the best for you.

summer leadership programs

These multi-day recruiting events are open to anyone two years away from graduating and are held in the summer time.  Recruiting for them occurs in winter, and participating in them can result in extensions of early-internship offers.


One summer away from graduation, you may have the opportunity to intern for about 8 weeks with an accounting firm.  This internship is the beginning of your career in public accounting, and will tell you if you have chosen the best service line and firm for you.


Full-time recruiting is, as implied, recruiting for a full-time position at an accounting firm.  If you receive an offer, you will start within the next 15 months or so.

What our members think

Recruiting is an exciting time as the experience is truly unlike any other. At first, it may make many people uncomfortable, but this feeling of unease signifies that we are on the verge of a learning experience, our transition into the business world as we are shaped from students into professionals.Eric Hambly, President ’14-‘15
Membership in Student Accounting Society at UCLA offers one the benefit of building a strong network of not only accounting professionals, but, also, one of their future coworkers.Eric Hambly, President ’14-‘15
As a member you will learn how to write a resume, prepare for an interview, dress professionally, and, most likely, land an internship: all accomplishments that are extremely useful regardless of your desire to be an accountant. Members are also surrounded by like-minded peers, faculty, and professional who help each other along the way.Michael Fitzpatrick, President ’12-‘13
Contrary to what some students may think, joining UCLA’s Student Accounting Society does not commit you to a lifelong career in accounting. Instead, SAS members are given the opportunity to accelerate their careers – in whichever field they find most enjoyable – through professional development and networking.Michael Fitzpatrick, President ’12-‘13
SAS is a great way to network with both fellow Bruins and professionals. By hosting info-sessions, socials, and more, SAS has equipped me with tools to help me pursue my passion for accounting.Stephanie Wong, Member
Meet the Firms allowed me to connect with professionals and gain further insight on the different industries available to work on within assurance. I received great advice on how to develop my career and network.Nicole Williams, Member

what we're up to

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below and visit the Event Calendar (in the top navigation bar) for more details on any event.


Practice is key to success, and interviews can be difficult to practice, so take this opportunity to refine your communication and interviewing skills.  Professionals will provide feedback, so take advantage of this infrequent opportunity to practice your interviewing skills.

Meet the firms

Our largest event in the Fall, Meet the Firms is your opportunity to meet many professionals and discover which firms’ career opportunities interest you most.


This Fall, we will be having four workshops for you to choose from. They will cover a variety of topics such as interviewing to differences between the Big 4 and mid-tier firms. Each SAS member will have the opportunity to learn more about the service line that most interests them. Workshops are hosted by accounting firms and will offer a brief recruiting session afterward.

Why Join SAS

If you're interested in diving into the world of accounting or finance, SAS is the best organization to help you achieve motivation, growth, and success.

SAS is dedicated to helping students develop professionally through different recruiting events and workshops, while building a strong network among both UCLA peers and representatives from the firms.
SAS is dedicated to empowering students with connections, growth and knowledge required for success in the accounting industry.
SAS is devoted to facilitating the formation of relationships between students and professionals within the accounting industry. We achieve this by providing opportunities for students to learn about the accounting profession and assisting in the recruiting process, with programs such as Mentorship and Resume Critique.

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