Training Elite College Students for Careers in Public Accounting
June 26-27, 2018

You’ve accomplished a lot already - graduating from high school, selecting your university, and picking your major.  Let us help you climb the summit to your next big accomplishment – your career choice. 

Mueller Prost has designed a summer program to help you gain a better understanding of the dynamic, ever-changing public accounting industry and the characteristics you will need to help you succeed in this environment.  As with any long climb, you need technique, a plan, and supplies to get you through and we’ve packed plenty in these two days to get you the next level.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop networking skills through interaction with Mueller Prost’s staff at all levels and other summit participants
  • Learn about different specialty areas in public accounting
  • Get a chance to meet a few of our clients and hear how we provide high-touch service to them, tour their facilities, and even do a half day volunteering project with us at one of our not-for-profit clients
  • Use an assessment tool to discover your strengths
  • Hear first hand from our staff what it takes to be successful in public accounting, lessons learned,  and tips they wish they had prior to starting their careers
  • Experience our culture and learn about career opportunities with Mueller Prost
  • Crack the code!  Join us for a fun and puzzling afternoon activity

Our measure of success is whether or not we have cleared a path for you.

At the end of this program, you may discover that public accounting is not the right alpine climb for you and that’s okay.  You’ll have time to set your sights on another one.  You may discover that a career in public accounting is exactly what you want and you can’t wait to reach the summit and check out the view.  We would be honored if you selected us as your Sherpa guide up this path.

Application Process

This program is designed for college students that are in their sophomore, junior, or senior year at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year and have declared or are considering declaring accounting as their major.  Interested applicants should apply no later than March 9, 2018 by submitting the following information to

  • An updated resume and cover letter that expresses interest in the program.
  • A 500 word essay that addresses one (1) of these topics:
    • What do you hope to know, be able to do, or become as a result of your experience in this program?
    • Why are you interested in pursuing a career in public accounting and what skills do you have that will serve you and your firm well?
    • What does leadership mean to you and what experiences have you had that shape what you think leadership is?
    • What is one of the most significant events in your life that has helped shape who you are today?

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of their submissions, including information about previous or current leadership activities, academic achievement, and involvement in community or extracurricular activities.

Final participant selections will be notified no later than March 23, 2018.  A detailed agenda will be available in late April, 2019.


Download the 2018 Ascent flyer here.

For more information, e-mail Jess McKinnon at

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