Student Accounting Society (SAS) at UCLA serves as the primary connection between undergraduate students pursuing positions in accounting and the firms with which they seek employment. We offer recruiting events which not only enable students to network with professionals, but also to learn more about specific opportunities within accounting, best interview practices, business etiquette, and other networking and recruiting skills. Joining SAS allows one access to our peer-to-peer mentorship program, resume critiquing service, and free or reduced event pricing.
what we do
We host many recruiting events throughout the year giving students an opportunity to meet professionals, hear about the types of work they perform, and develop their own ideas about what opportunities in accounting interest them most.
We provide recruiting opportunities, but only you can turn them into networking events. As you meet professionals, you will build connections with them through emails and speaking with them again at future events. Networking is perhaps the most valuable reward of membership in SAS as it is a skill which will facilitate the completion of your future professional goals and will provide you the best contacts for securing a position at whichever place of employment you choose now.
We provide our own socials for at which you will make and build connections with other SAS members and coordinate socials with the accounting firms where you will be able to network with the professionals of one firm in a more intimate setting than other recruiting events.
Students often change their majors as they are exposed to new fields of study in college or realize their understanding of a subject differed from what its study entails. We strive to equip students with as thorough a knowledge of different fields in accounting as possible, and this goal is achieved through SAS workshops. We invite firms to campus to host a session in which they explain in more detail an aspect of accounting like audit, tax, or advisory, and then take our students through an activity typical of a professional working in this field.
Immediately increase your network today, apply for the mentorship program. As a mentee, you will benefit from the guidance of a mentor who has already successfully recruited for a position who is a current UCLA student. They can advise you on classes, recruiting, networking, and any other concerns you have. As a mentor, you can share the knowledge you have gained recruiting at UCLA, and help someone achieve the goal you have recently achieved.
Trained as Peer Advisors in the Management Department, the SAS Executive Board can critique your resume to help you secure an interview with the company you would like.
Hello! My name is Annie Liu and I am excited to serve as this year’s Director of Membership. I joined…
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