With her last year of undergrad underway, Maggie Wedgworth, a senior in accounting, is preparing to make the big decision of choosing which accounting firm’s offer to accept.
Maggie has been going through the accounting recruitment process for the last year. This yearlong process all leads up to the big day, offer day.
“It’s been like a year long sorority rush,” Maggie says about the accounting recruitment.
The process consists of firms constantly coming to Auburn and hosting things like dinners and socials for the accounting students.
This gives the accounting firms a chance to really get to know the students and who they would like to have working for their firm, as well as a chance for students to see which firms they’re interested in.
“Accounting majors are so blessed because the firms come to us, rather than us having to go to them.” Maggie says.
She explains that many students think it is necessary to have a 4.0 to stand a chance at a “Big 4” firm, which includes, Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte.
However, she says it is also about your personal skills because that’s what is needed to make it in the real world.
“Since recruiting has gone on for so long, I knew every person interviewing me, and they already knew a lot about me as well,” Maggie said, “I mainly asked questions to help me decide which firm I truly wanted.”
After interviewing in the spring for the Big 4 Summer Leadership Programs, and then interviewing again in the fall for Internships, offer day finally came.
“I’m probably one of the only few who hasn’t decided on which firm to be with,” Maggie says, after receiving offers from all the firms she had hoped for.
“I love all of the Big 4 so I know there isn’t a wrong decision. I'm just still trying to decide on which one is best for me. I hope to make a decision very soon though.”
In the near future, Maggie hopes to be accepted into Auburn’s MAc (Masters of Accountancy) program to complete her education before working for a firm in Atlanta.