National and Local Firms Meet with Business Students

Image Meet the Firms Meet the Firms connects USD Beacom School of Business students with national and local businesses.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Accounting students in the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business met with representatives from 16 national and local professional firms this week.

Meet the Firms gives students the chance to meet with prospective employers to network and build relationships that could lead to internships or employment after graduation. More than 70 students attended this event designed to help students gain confidence interacting with business professionals.

“This event allowed me to make connections and learn more about firms where I may seek future employment,” said junior accounting major Jessica Sandbulte.

“Meet the Firms was an exciting event to share in the enthusiasm of starting a career, and specifically the opportunities that Deloitte can offer to each individual student. It is also a great way to connect with students interested in our full-time and internship positions, as well as our summer leadership programs,” said Tiffany Paben, senior manager at Deloitte.

Other firms that attended: KPMG; Daktronics; Tyson Fresh Meats; Williams & Co. PC; Ketel Thorstenson, LLP; RSM; Eide Bailly; Westberg Eischens PLLP; King, Reinsch, Prosser & Co. LLP; Valley Queen Cheese Factory; Casey Peterson and Associates LTD; Cain Ellsworth & Co. LLP; POET; Raven Industries; Quam and Berglin PC.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News