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Evening with the Accountants

Evening with the Accountants (EWA) is the annual professional outreach and recruitment event held at the Quaker Station and hosted by the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy. Representatives from about 40 employers arrive at the Station ready to meet and informally interview about 200 students. Employers advertise open internship (or employment) opportunities through the University’s Career Center in advance of the event, which students sort through and review online. In the weeks leading up to the event, students will also be preparing for EWA by working with our our faculty, staff and Junior Advisory Board (JAB) to learn to create professional resumes and effective cover letters. Workshops and mock interviews are also held to teach students about appropriate business attire and good interviewing etiquette.


Our highly motivated accounting students seek internships in order to develop and strengthen their accounting and business knowledge, skills and abilities. Interns also gain valuable insight into the accounting profession and learn about various opportunities in the accounting field. Employers who have made use of the internship program routinely report that it has been a fulfilling and highly beneficial experience for their organizations.

Our interns normally work full-time for 10 to 16 weeks during either the Spring or Summer terms. Though we do not currently have a fall internship program, we would be delighted to consider fall internships when available. Interns normally receive three credits that count as a senior-level elective in the BS Accounting program. Thus, it is important that their internship responsibilities be comparable to those given to entry-level staff accountants. The internship experience is highly meaningful and significant for us and our students; it contributes to developing a well-rounded accounting graduate; and it assures that students develop pride in their employers and in the accounting profession. The hourly rate earned by accounting interns has generally ranged from $15.00 to $25.00 and averaged about $20.00. Participating employers routinely say that the program proved to be fulfilling and highly beneficial to their organizations.

Interviews will be conducted on campus from Friday, September 20 through Friday, September 27 in the Student Union. In addition to interview week, we would be very grateful if you could note and observe following important dates:

  • September 3. We recommend having your positions posted on Handshake, the University’s web-based career management system by September 3rd. This allows enough time for our students to review all opportunities before EWA.
  • September 12. Deadline for students to register for EWA.
  • September 13. Deadline for students to post resume.
  • September 17. Evening with the Accountants (EWA) recruiting event is set to take place on September 17 from 4pm-7pm at Quaker Station. In preparing for the fall recruitment season we encourage you to participate in EWA. Approximately 200 students and 40 employers participate each year. Cost for four representatives to attend EWA is $115. Additional representatives will pay $30 each. Questions regarding this event should be directed to Nancy Stott in the School of Accountancy at 330-972-7588 or nsstott@uakron.edu. You will see the link to register on the right side of this page in green.
  • September 19. For on campus interviews following EWA, we recommend selecting candidates by September 19. If possible, please provide candidates with at least two days’ notice so they can prepare for the interview.
  • September 20 – 27. We recommend interviewing from September 20 – 27 following EWA. On campus interview rooms must be reserved well in advance. On campus interview rooms are available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. Interview schedules can be managed one of two ways:
    • By your organization independently through a method of your choosing. If you are managing your on-campus interview schedule independently, please contact career@uakron.edu with your preferred date and times to request a room.
    • By creating your interview schedule online through the “on Campus Interviews” tab on Handshake when you post your job. Our team will be notified of your request and will follow up with you to reserve a room.
  • October 2. We encourage employers to begin making offers on October 4 so students can complete their interviews and make well-informed decisions. As always, we expect employers to give students adequate time to make their acceptance decisions by not requiring them to make the decision any sooner than three working days after an offer is made.

Employers posting internships:
To post your internship position(s) and schedule your on-campus interview date, you must access Handshake, the University's online job system. If you need additional assistance or information regarding on campus interviews, please contact the Coordinator of Internships Amy Faul & Morgan Foster at internships.cba@uakron.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall. On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, thank you for your support and contribution to our programs.