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.
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.