How to Get a Job With the Big 4 (Resume, Getting an Interview, Interview & Internship/Entry Level Job Tips)

To continue with my career series on YouTube, I wanted to share some tips and things I did that landed me an internship then a full-time job with a Big 4 firm. In this video, I share some tips on what to do in college to build your resume and intrigue future employers. Also, I share when to start looking for internships with the Big 4, networking tips, interviewing tips (including important things to do mid and after the interview) and best practices for interns or entry level positions.

 These tips I learned from professors, fellow accounting students and me stumbling through the interview and internship process. As you can probably tell, one of the tips that really helped me out was preparing a "rolodex" of experiences. You can tell that tip was given to me by an older professor LOL

Background on me, if you're new to my blog and YouTube... (hello), I went to a smaller branch of the University of Texas system. At the time, all the Big 4 firms and many mid-tier/local firms recruited from my university. However, compared to the amount of students offered internships from big schools like Texas A&M, UT Austin, SMU and TCU, the students offered internships from my school were really small. So I am very thankful and fortunate to have the opportunity to get an interview with these firms on campus. If you're from a school that the firms do not recruit from, I would suggest applying directly on their websites.

I thought it would be fun to share some old pictures from Beta Alpha Psi and networking events back during my college days. Do any of y'all remember when my hair was this strawberry blonde/ orange? Hahahaha....

I really hope my tips helped out and if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask :)


  1. Hi Stephie,

    Thanks for the informative video! How were you able to complete the 150 credit hours required to sit for CPA exam? Did you get a master's degree?

    1. I didn't get a masters degree. I took additional hours at an undergraduate level to get to the 150 hours. I have a whole video and a few blog posts about how I took the CPA exam if you're interested!

  2. How should I behave in my first interview ???

  3. I have two interviews on Wednesday and Friday next week! I'm very nervous too!

  4. Huh! Congratulate me. I will have an online job interview ^_^ I can confidently say that I prepared a hundred-per-cent! A month ago, I found job interview star method. Mr. Simon gives unique and sound advice on how to impress your interviewer, speaking about your background correctly.