• 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. Click here and also follow #BDOPathwayToSuccess on social media to see what past attendees had to say, and to learn more about the programs. 


Pathway to Success is for students who have already gone through intern recruiting with BDO. Selections for Pathway to Success take place in the spring.

  • 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)
  • Completed the interview process for a 2021 BDO internship 
  • Personally and academically motivated
  • Distinguished in the classroom, on campus, and in the community
  • Available for the duration of the program 

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