The Culverhouse School of Accountancy


As you prepare for your internship and job searches, please see below for steps to take during each phase of your accounting coursework:

  • Attend Meet the Firms and/or the General Business Career Fair to grow comfortable with the environment and conversation topics
  • Resume Preparation and Review
  • Update Resume and submit to Career Center Advisors for review
  • Attend Meet the Firms and/or the General Business Career Fair to inquire about opportunities for accountants within each firm/company and consider which might fit you and your goals
  • Schedule initial Mock Interview through Handshake
  • Update Resume and submit for review
  • Attend Meet the Firms and/or the General Business Career Fair to discuss potential internship and full-time opportunities
  • Schedule Mock Interview through Handshake
  • Interview for Summer Leadership Programs and Internships
  • Update Resume and submit for review
  • Attend Meet the Firms and/or the General Business Career Fair to secure an internship or full-time position
  • Interview for internship or full-time position
  • Complete Internship
  • Study for and take the GMAT during the summer prior to or fall semester of Senior year
  • Apply to the MAcc or MTA program

Student Organizations

Accounting Student Association

  • The Accounting Student Association is an organization for freshmen and sophomore accounting majors to come together to network and learn more about the major/department as well as how to prepare for the recruiting process. Junior and Senior accounting majors who are still searching for internships or full-time positions are also welcome!
  • If you’re interested in joining, please complete this registration form.

Beta Alpha Psi

  • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honor and service organization that promotes and supports students majoring in accounting, finance, and information systems. The UA chapter of Beta Alpha Psi accepts applications at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester. To apply to Beta Alpha Psi, you must have taken AC 210 and earned a grade of B+ or higher, and you must have an overall GPA of 3.0. If you have already taken upper-division classes, you must have a 3.0 GPA in your major courses and a 3.0 overall GPA (minimum grade in AC 210 is not required if you have already taken major classes). Beta Alpha Psi hosts professional development activities, networking opportunities, and service events throughout the semester.
  • BAP application will reopen in January 2024.
  • If you have questions about the organization or would like to join, please email

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and a premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. ACFE’s mission is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime around the world and assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence.
  • The only membership requirement for the chapter is that you join the ACFE as a student member and provide proof of membership. Our ACFE chapter has no GPA or attendance requirements, and you may send your proof of membership to our chapter email.
  • The primary benefits that you realize as a member of the ACFE are networking, résumé-building, and professional resources. Once you become a student member, the national office will supply you with information, magazines, and prep materials that can supplement your interest in the field or prepare you for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam. 
  • Questions? Contact Faculty Advisor – Dr. Todd DeZoort, CFE

Accounting Masters Association

  • AMA is a student organization providing group events throughout the year to foster community between MAcc and MTA students. The association hosts monthly events at various locations throughout Tuscaloosa.
  • You must be a current MAcc or MTA student to become a member.



  • Alabama Society of CPAs: Become A CPA in Alabama Guide
  • The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy has completed its online application to sit for the CPA exam, and the site is now live to all applicants. You can now apply by paper or online. For online applications:
    • From this link, scroll down and click the “Online Exam Application – NEW” tab
    • Create an account and complete the application.
  • Interested in taking the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam?
    • Scholarships are available for study materials and registration fees, as well as 3 years of IMA membership fees. You must be nominated by an accounting professor to be considered for the scholarship. Applications are accepted year-round, and most scholarships are awarded from April through June.