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Recruiting Companies - PPA


Professional Program in Accounting

Companies Actively Recruiting

The following accounting firms are actively recruiting PPA students into their internship programs.

Firm Sponsors

With the continued growth of our program and strength in relationships with the public accounting firms, PPA was able to secure $32,000 in firm sponsorships. We want to thank the following firms for their continued investment in our students and the program.

  • Armanino– PPA 13 Water Bottles
  • Baker Tilly– PPA 13 Mock Interview Student Lunch
  • BDO– PPA 13 Etiquette Luncheon
  • BKD– PPA Fleece Jackets and T-shirts
  • EY– PPA T-Shirts
  • Grant Thornton– PPA 13 Welcome Breakfast
  • Howard– PPA 13 Padfolios
  • KPMG – PPA 13 Kick – Off Lunches
  • LGT– PPA 13 Case Competition Student Lunch
  • Moss Adams – Charging Stations
  • Moss Adams – PPA Holiday Party
  • PWC – PPA Lounge Necessities
  • RSM – PPA Kickball Tournament
  • RSM – PPA Lounge Wall of Fame
  • Weaver – PPA 13 Group Dynamix Event

Recruitment Testimonials

Aubrey Roberts, PPA 13

Aubrey Roberts, PPA 13

Joining PPA has been one of the best experiences in my college career. Along with learning new skills and meeting wonderful like-minded individuals, I have been able to build upon my existing skill set and develop the confidence to feel comfortable in any professional setting. Having multiple mentors and peers to lean on during recruitment is invaluable. Attending lyceums to learn more about firms and make strong connections with members of the accounting field you intend to enter was my favorite part of the recruitment process. Members also are given great opportunities to network at social events throughout the semester. This is where I formed strong relationships with future employers and potential coworkers. I strongly encourage all PPA cohorts to take full advantage of the experience!

Diego Figueroa, PPA 13

Diego Figueroa, PPA 13

Although recruitment underwent a massive change, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. All the firms transitioned well to virtual recruitment, providing various opportunities and connections that one would’ve made otherwise in person. Whether it be panels, games, or coffee chats, each firm had unique ideas to make sure the recruitment process was not only informative, but also interactive and easy going. I can now say I have the skillset to not only be able to network in person, but also through a virtual environment, which I think is important as the industry continues to become more and more digitalized.

 Monica Medina, PPA 13

Monica Medina, PPA 13

Being a part of PPA has changed the course of my experience at UTD in the greatest way possible! Recruitment was an incredible opportunity to have access to multiple personal interactions with firm recruiters & professionals. During these occasions it allowed me to be able to build those strong connections and get a better look into each firm to help make a better-informed decision about my future. Recruitment led me to not only grow professionally, but to also learn so much more about myself in preparation for my upcoming career. The constant support offered by my PPA family was an amazing experience like no other for which I am grateful!

Jared Parkinson, PPA 13

Jared Parkinson, PPA 13

Future Intern at KPMG

The PPA recruitment process at UTD is one of a kind. From day one, I was exposed to public accounting professionals who offered excellent advice and expertise on careers in accounting. It also provided a platform for me to network with a variety of accounting firms to find which firm best fits with my career goals and personal life. The PPA directors were incredible, and were more than willing to answer any questions I had and even set time aside to meet with me one-on-one when needed. Without a doubt, at the end of the recruitment process, I came out more prepared then ever to start my internship with KPMG, and begin my career in public accounting

Bailey Stone

Bailey Stone

Future Intern at EY

This past year, PPA has helped me grow both professionally and personally like I never have before. I had an amazing recruiting experience, even in the middle of a pandemic. As students outside of the program lost internships and had to start their job search from scratch, I was still able to choose from multiple internship offers. The best part of recruitment was looking back and realizing how many friendships I built with accounting professionals across DFW. No other program will give you the individualized recruiting experience that PPA provides. PPA puts the best accounting firms in the world in front of you; all you have to do is be yourself

The Firm Sponsor Testimonials

Ernie Lowery

Ernie Lowery

Director PWC

I always enjoy coming back to UT Dallas to recruit and interact with the students in the Professional Program in Accounting. I’ve benefited by having PPA alumni on my engagement teams and I, myself, am one as well!

Terry Pierce

Terry Pierce

Regional Recruiting Manager, Moss Adams

The UTD PPA program has grown over the years due to the fantastic faculty and staff who genuinely care about the students. The quality and caliber of the UTD students is on par or better than other local schools! We know the students will be well prepared for a career in public accounting.

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