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Apply for 2016 Pathway to Success Program

The 2016 national Pathway to Success program will be held in Chicago, Illinois June 27-June 30, 2016. Local programs will take place in select markets. Click here to search the campus calendar for programs in your area.


Think you’re a great candidate for BDO's Pathway to Success program? To be considered, you must fulfill these minimum requirements:

  1. Current or expected accounting major and/or relevant field
  2. Graduating in 1 - 2 years (bachelors/masters)
  3. Personally and academically motivated
  4. Continuously distinguished in the classroom, on campus, and in the community
  5. Available for travel to the local, regional or national programs

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

Application Dates

  • Monday, December 7, 2015: Application submission opens
  • Friday, April 1, 2016: Application submission closes; Completed applications due
  • Friday, April 15, 2016: Selected students are notified of their acceptance

To apply to be one of a select number of students from across the country who are chosen to attend this prestigious event, simply prepare the following documents to submit with your online application:

  • 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 (PDF/Word document with screen prints acceptable)

When you have the three documents prepared, select the state where your school is located from the drop down below:



Complete the application, including uploading the three documents listed above when directed. Applications are not considered complete without a résumé, cover letter and transcript uploaded.

Questions? Email us at PathwayToSuccess@bdo.com.