College Students

Your Career Begins At BLS

BLS considers our college recruiting process an important part of our firm-wide recruiting and the long-term success of our firm. We listen and build relationships with our interns, professors, college career services departments, and the community to attract the best candidates.

BLS On Campus

You can find BLS on many local college campuses throughout the year recruiting for Externship, Summer Internship, and Staff Accountant positions. Visit our calendar to see when we will be on your campus. Don’t see your college listed but are interested in working for a Top Workplace CPA firm in Delaware? Simply contact Jenni Fleck Jones to discuss your next career opportunity.

BLS College Recruiting Timeline

  • On-Campus Meet the Firms and Career Fairs – Usually early September – mid-October
  • On-Campus Interviews – Usually the week of September 25
  • BLS In-House Interviews – Usually the week of October 16

About Our College Programs

Looking to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for a mid-sized, regional firm but are too early in your college career for an internship? Our half-day Externship/Shadowing Experience is for you! During this program, you will have the chance to interact with Staff Accountants through Shareholders to better understand how public accounting firms help their clients succeed. Best of all, our Externs get to add this experience on their resume AND are automatically invited to interview for the Summer Internship Program, when eligible.

Sample Externship Agenda:
  • 30 Minutes: Welcome to BLS and Office Tour
  • 45 Minutes: Accounting & Auditing/Tax & Small Business/Corporate & International Services Overview
  • 30 Minutes: Tax & Small Business Shadowing
  • 1 Hour: Lunch with Recent College Graduates
  • 30 Minutes: Accounting & Auditing Department Shadowing
  • 30 Minutes: Corporate & International Services Department Shadowing
  • 15 Minutes: Recap with College Recruiter and one of our Shareholders

Begin your career with our Summer Internship Program. Not only will you gain experience, work with clients, and network with the BLS family, but you will also be considered for a Staff Accountant Position. Many of the members of the BLS family started their career journey with a BLS Summer Internship and have advanced throughout the firm! You could be next!

What to Expect
  • Duration – 8-week/40-hour schedule combining formal learning with real world experiences
  • Acquire familiarity with firm processes while learning advanced accounting software programs.
  • Develop and apply learned skills through a variety of activities in all departments of the firm, not just one department. It’s the rotational development concept that makes us different from the others.
  • Engage and learn to perform work assignments as a first-year staff member and an active part of the BLS team.
  • Contribute to real client work, not an internship of scanning.
  • Network with accomplished professionals in the public accounting field.
What We Look For
  • Working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting or an accounting certificate
  • Two years or less from the 150 Credit Hour requirement
  • Striving towards the goal of working in Public Accounting and becoming a CPA

Do you know exactly which practice area you want to dedicate your career in public accounting – Tax, Audit, Consulting? How do you know if you have not had the experience, right? All Staff Accountants that join the BLS family go through our Rotational Development Program which gives exposure to all areas of our firm. Once you have gained this varied experience, THAT is when you can make an educated choice about the direction of your public accounting career

What to Expect
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Career advancement
  • Rotational Development Program – exposure to work in every department
  • Nurturing, open-door environment
  • Resources and tools needed to succeed
  • Ongoing training
  • Mentoring to guide you through your career
  • Becoming a part of a family, the BLS family!
What We Look For
  • Working towards a BA/BS or Masters degree in accounting or an accounting certificate
  • Will have 150 Credit Hours at graduation – CPA eligible
  • Striving to become a CPA

About BLS

Tyler Starr - Delaware CPA Firm

The internship with BLS prepared me well to enter public accounting as a full-time staff accountant and the experience provided me with the necessary skillset and mindset to succeed. Better yet, I was offered a Staff Accountant position and have been with the firm ever since.”

Tyler Starr, CPA, WCU

Career Opportunities

Here at BLS, we like to say our firm is where ambition meets opportunity! Find out why we have been named a Top Workplace multiple years in a row and why it is so exciting to be a part of the BLS Family.