• Summer Leadership Program

    A week-long program for highly qualified students looking to pursue a career in public accounting.

Pathway to Success

BDO’s national summer leadership program, Pathway to Success, is a highly selective, program held every year in June. The national program will take place in Chicago June 27 – June 30th. Regional and Local programs are also available!

Designed for rising sophomores and juniors who are considering a career in public accounting, Pathway to Success gives students the chance to learn more about both the accounting profession generally, and BDO specifically. During the program, students attend workshops, presentations, networking events, and panel discussions. They’ll also have the chance to meet with a wide variety of BDO professionals, including recruiters, associates, senior partners, and possibly even our CEO.

In addition to the national program, BDO hosts regional and local programs in select markets. Click here to search the campus calendar for programs in your area. Visit BDO's career website, mycareer.bdo.com to see what past attendees had to say, and to learn more about the program.

Applicant Requirements

  • Current or expected accounting major and/or relevant field
  • Graduating in 1-2 years
  • Personally and academically motivated
  • Distinguished in the classroom, on campus, and in the community
Selected students will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, April 15th.

Thank you for your interest in BDO's Pathway to Success summer leadership program. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 conference.  The application window for 2017 will open in December. 

Email us at PathwayToSuccess@bdo.com with any questions.


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