Today is the PwC BBQ in the BIF courtyard. PwC (formally known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) is one of the Big 4 public accounting firms. The “Big 4” reference the four largest international accounting firms – I’m sure throughout the year the bloggers will be mentioning these firms. Every Fall, the Big 4 come down to campus to recruit students and welcome everyone back to campus. The annual BBQ is a great way to get acquainted with the firms and some of the professionals that work there. I highly recommend freshmen attend the BBQs and other casual recruiting events even though internships and jobs seem a long ways away. However, it is never too early to start networking with firms. I remember attending the BBQ as a freshman and meeting the U of I recruiter. Now, I will be an Audit intern in Summer 2013! The College of Business offers so many opportunities for students to connect with firms such as this one.