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

BLS is actively involved in many local college virtual and in-person events throughout the year recruiting for Externship, Summer Internship, and Staff Accountant positions. Visit our calendar to see the events we are attending at your school. 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

  • Meet the Firms and Career Fairs – Early September through mid-October
  • 1st Round Interviews – Late September
  • 2nd Round Interviews – Mid-October
  • Externship Recruiting – February through April

About Our College Programs

Are you looking you looking to gain first-hand knowledge of what a career could look like in a mid-sized, regional public accounting firm but are too early in your college career for an internship? Our half-day virtual Externship/Shadowing Experience, that occurs in August, is for you! During this program, you will have the chance to interact with our current Summer Interns, Staff Accountants, all the way up 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.

What to Expect
  • Duration – Half day, virtual experience (due to the number of attendees, our Externship is virtual)
  • Welcome from BLS Shareholder
  • Virtual Office Tour
  • Panel Discussion with Auditing/Tax & Small Business/Corporate & International Services Members
  • Panel Discussion with Current Interns
  • Overview our College Recruiter about Our Recruiting Process and What We Look for in BLS Team Members

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
  • Hybrid experience, including a mix of safely being in-office and virtual
  • 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.
  • Community service project
  • Professional development conference attendance
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

College Students

The BLS rotational development program is the best way to gain experience from an internship. You will do real client work and learn what public accounting is like. I finished my internship at BLS with confidence about my future.”

Tanner Baretta, West Chester University
LS CPAs Earns Top Workplace Honor for 13th Year
BLS CPAs Ranked as a 2021 Top 300 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting

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.