• Summer Leadership Program

    For rising sophomores and juniors who are pursuing a career in public accounting.

Pathway to Success

Pathway to Success is BDO’s summer leadership program held every summer 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 public accounting profession generally, and BDO specifically. Students attend 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.

BDO hosts regional programs in select markets along with a national program in Chicago, IL. Check out our campus calendar for May and June to see specific dates of our programs. Click here and also follow #BDOPathwayToSuccess on social media to see what past attendees had to say, and to learn more about the programs. 

The application window is now closed for the 2019 programs. Please check back in January for more information about applying for 2020 programs.



  • Keen interest in a career in public accounting
  • Current or expected accounting major and/or relevant field
  • Finished with sophomore or junior year as of June 2020 (1 – 2 years left towards bachelors/masters)
  • Personally and academically motivated
  • Distinguished in the classroom, on campus, and in the community
  • Available for the duration of the program 
  • When applying, simply prepare the following documents to submit with your online application:
    • Current résumé
    • Unofficial transcript (PDF/Word document with screen prints acceptable)


Questions? We monitor this inbox regularly. Email us at PathwayToSuccess@bdo.com.

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