BDO Pathway to Success Summer Program

BDO– Pathway to Success Program


During the Pathway to Success program, attendees will:

  • Hear from BDO associates, managers and partners about what they do and what it’s like to be a public accountant
  • Break into small groups to learn about a specific aspect of public accounting, and prepare for and deliver a presentation to fellow attendees
  • Participate in a variety of social events
  • Establish relationships with BDO professionals and fellow accounting students from across the country
  • Travel to Chicago for four days with airfare/mileage, lodging, meals and planned social events paid for by BDO
  • Learn about available spring and summer internships and full-time associate positions


Monday, December 2, 2013- Application window opens
Friday, April 11, 2014 – Applications due
Friday, April 25, 2014 – Selected students are notified of their acceptance
Monday, June 16, 2014 – Pathway to Success attendees travel to Chicago
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Attendees return home


We are currently seeking Pathway to Success applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Current or expected accounting major
  • Finished with sophomore or junior year as of July 2014 (1 – 2 years left in school)
  • Personally and academically motivated
  • Continuously distinguished in the classroom, on campus and in the community
  • Available for travel to Chicago for the duration of the program (June 16-19, 2014)

Please note that current, upcoming and past interns are not eligible to attend.


To apply to be one of a select number of students from across the country who are chosen to attend this prestigious event:

1. Prepare the following documents:

  • Résumé cover letter addressing: Why you are interested in a career in public accounting, What you hope to achieve by attending Pathway to Success
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial transcript

2. When you have the three documents prepared, visit to launch the application process.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.

© 2013 BDO USA, LLP. All rights reserved. BDO USA, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Ashley Crute

Ashley Crute is the assistant director of career services for George Mason University's School of Business.
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