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Beacom School of Business Students Meet with Local and National Firms

Meet the Firms Accounting students at Beacom met with local and national representatives from 19 professional firms.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Accounting students of the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business met with representatives from 19 professional firms last 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. A total of 78 students attended this event designed to help students gain confidence interacting with business professionals.

“Not only did 19 firms and companies show up at USD to recruit, most of them had our Coyote alums come back as recruiters,” said Mandy Hanson, manager of the Career and Success Center at the Beacom School of Business. “It is so nice to see the professional success of our graduates.”

Firms and companies in attendance at this year’s event included:

  • Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
  • Buss Accounting and Consulting
  • Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Daktronics
  • Deloitte
  • Eide Bailly
  • Equity Trust
  • Ketel Thorstenson, LLP
  • Kiewit
  • KPMG
  • Lutz
  • Poet
  • Raven Industries
  • RSM
  • Sanford
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Valley Queen Cheese
  • Woltman Group 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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News