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Day one will be one of the most important days in your career.

Day one of your professional life defines the start of an important journey. The first step is deciding where to launch your career. Starting with the information on this site, we’ll help you picture what life at EY might be like.

Throughout the interview and recruitment process, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discuss your aims and ambitions, and learn about the role you can play in our organization. We’ll be clear about what we’re looking for and will answer your questions as fully as possible, so we can both decide if we’re right for each other.

We run a fair and objective recruitment process that reflects our values. The tabs on this page offer more information to help you through our application and recruitment process.

Application, interview and recruitment process

We know that choosing a career can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this easy-to-understand guide to our recruiting process.

Getting started

Start exploring future internship or career opportunities as early as possible — even if you’re a freshman or sophomore. Check out our Job search page, as well as Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

You can also attend events — ranging from career fairs to informal information sessions — which will allow you to...

  • Meet our people
  • Get a feel for what it’s like to work at EY
  • Learn about future internship positions and about potential career paths

So, ask your school’s career services center for information about EY events at your campus.

Initial selection

  • We review your resume and qualifications
  • Our recruiting team selects students for an initial interview based on academic background, extracurricular activities and work experience
  • During the recruitment process, you will also be asked to complete an application for employment. Instructions on how to access the application will be provided by an EY recruiter or your school’s career services center

First interview

Usually a one-on-one interview on campus, this is a great way for us to get to know you, understand your career interests and qualifications and evaluate your potential fit with EY.

Hiring decision

We usually make a decision within two weeks of the interview. We know that waiting to hear can be tough — so we let you know as soon as we can.

Ongoing contact

Our recruiters and professional staff will stay in touch with you throughout the recruiting process. Feel free to ask questions or request additional information.


People with integrity

We want people with a clear sense of personal and professional accountability, who exercise sound judgment and common sense and build relationships based on doing the right thing.

People who excel

We want high academic achievers—those who think and work analytically, can communicate clearly and demonstrate leadership through their extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

People who demonstrate respect

We look for people who recognize the value of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. By respecting these differences, we enrich our perspectives and enhance the services we provide to our clients.

People who are good at working in teams

We look for evidence that individuals are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and working together to achieve more for our clients.

People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead

We want people who are passionate and excited about the opportunities at EY, their futures and achieving their potential.

People who thrive on challenge

We want those who show flexibility, adapt quickly to new situations, and prioritize effectively.

People who meet our technical requirements

The students we tend to hire have a strong GPA with degrees in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, computer science, management information systems or a related field of study. We also look for students who are willing and eventually able to pursue applicable professional development and certification(s) and who can travel, as necessary, to serve clients.

Interview guide

A job interview is the first big step in your career. You’re not just looking for a job — you’re launching yourself on a lifelong journey. With so much at stake, the interview process can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.

If you go in adequately prepared, you’ll be able to communicate your skills, achievements, motivations, potential and career objectives to the interviewer in a confident, clear and articulate manner.

At EY, we want to help you achieve your potential...even before you join us. That's why we prepared a guide to help. The interview provides real advice and practical information to help you be your best on that important day.