Destination CPA

Discover what it means to be a CPA at PwC during Destination CPA, our three-day in person immersive experience.

About the program

By attending PwC's Destination CPA program, you’ll participate in a dynamic experience with individuals (and future CPAs) from across the country. During this three-day in person immersive event, there will be opportunities to network and build relationships with other future CPAs, PwC professionals and discover the versatility of a CPA license and how it can impact your career– at PwC and beyond. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting and meaningful experience!

How to apply

In order to be considered for Destination CPA, you must be an accounting major pursuing 150 credit hours.

Applications for the Destination CPA program are currently closed. Join our Entry Level Talent Community to stay connected and get notified when applications open.


Destination CPA Eligibility

  • Preferred major: Accounting
  • Preferred cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Preferred major GPA: 3.0
  • College class status: We are seeking sophomores in a four-year degree program or juniors in a five-year degree program.
  • CPA eligibility: Job seekers must have a plan to complete all educational requirements to satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement necessary for the CPA license.
  • Refer to job posting details for all eligibility information specific to a Winter or Summer Internship in Audit or Tax or Digital Assurance & Transparency (DAT) .
  • This program is not open to prior or current PwC US interns and is specific to the PwC US firm.
  • Due to university rules, students from UT Austin and Texas A&M are not eligible to attend this program.

PwC Recruiting: H-1B Lottery Policy

PwC currently is not hiring experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth here.

(As noted in the linked website, the Chinese Business Network, Japanese Business Network, and the Korean Business Network are the only eligible roles for sponsorship and participation in PwC's Destination CPA Program.)


What are recruiters looking for in Destination CPA candidates?
During the candidate selection process recruiters are looking for individuals who meet our eligibility criteria and demonstrate some of the characteristics we find critical to success at PwC. At PwC’s Destination CPA program we are looking for participants to remain engaged, excited and inquisitive throughout the event. This immersion will help you to see the diversity of your potential career through obtaining and utilizing a CPA license.

Can you tell me about the cost, travel and logistics of this event?
Travel and accommodations will be paid for by PwC. Details pertaining to program logistics will be communicated within the program invitation.

What if I can’t attend the whole event?
Given the nature of this program, the event is available only to those students who can commit to attending the entire program. Please discuss any potential conflicts with your recruiter.

How do I learn more about PwC’s Audit, DAT and Tax practices?

  • PwC’s Audit Services is a complementary blend of people and technology. You’ll work on tech-powered audits that put quality first and result in insights for management and the business. You will see first-hand how leveraging powerful technology can help to reimagine the possible for our clients around the world, every day. Learn more.
  • Our Digital Assurance & Transparency practice (DAT) is at the forefront of innovation, supporting both delivery of high-quality, tech-enabled solutions focused on trust and transparency and value-add growth in business and social issues that are top of mind with our clients. Learn more.
  • PwC Tax Services is on the cutting edge of one of the most challenging and intellectually rigorous fields, working with some of the world’s largest organizations on tax planning, global structuring, and tax controversy. Learn more.

What is the next step after attending the Destination CPA?
As Destination CPA participants have a client service internship offer, our goal is to help provide all participants with a solid understanding of the opportunities at a firm like PwC and help create a foundation for a successful career, whatever you decide that may be. The program is intended to help you better understand and develop the skills to be successful in the professional services industry.

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