College Recruiting

We recruit college students each fall on campus for spring internships for both our audit and tax departments. We send a team comprised of audit, tax and HR professionals to each campus and basically conduct mini-interviews right there at the fall recruiting events, rather than just collect your resume. We want to talk to you and get to know you a little bit and find out your areas of interest. We then invite you to visit our firm and interview with not only our managers, but also the staff and seniors you will actually work side by side with. We bring in the amount of interns that we hope to extend full-time offers to, so when you intern with Harper & Pearson you know that there are full-time opportunities available upon graduation. We pride ourselves on making our internships different than most, in that we have you doing the same work as staff, and we also pay you as staff! You are not an errand runner, stuck behind a copy machine, or only working on one aspect of an audit or tax engagement. Occasionally we hire a few individuals for summer internships, but we really like for you to experience public accounting at its finest…during our busiest season, so that you get the full experience and scope of what to expect on a daily basis as a full-time audit or tax staff member. We always enjoy meeting new students so plan on attending the recruiting events and get to know Harper & Pearson and some of our dynamic staff! You can apply here on our website (

At Harper & Pearson, we’re eager for you to join our dynamic band of professionals. Our tagline affirms that you count, and we take it to heart as it’s true for both clients and employees alike. By creating enduring relationships throughout our work environment, we support your personal development, your choices, your individuality and your achievement.

From intern to shareholder, we create a nurturing environment centered on maintaining the best possible environment for our professionals. By valuing creativity, innovation and dedication, our employees lead us into the next generation of ownership as a premiere independent and locally owned and managed public accounting firm. The success of our company would not be possible without the talented and dedicated individuals that make up our team.


  • Spring and Summer internships available in Audit and Tax
  • Realistic public accounting firm work experience
  • Internship tailored to individuals’ grasp of concepts and skills
  • Challenging and diverse assignments
  • Tailored work weeks to fit your school requirements
    • 30 – 40 hour weeks. Fixed hours if desired
    • Paid overtime for additional hours worked
  • Competitive compensation
    • Market-driven based on near full-time employment
  • Possibility of continued part-time or full-time position upon completion of internship

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"My internship was an amazing experience. The training I received was extensive and allowed me to learn a lot about the industry. I can't wait to start my career with Harper & Pearson.”
– Brittany Howie, Intern Spring 2017, Full-time January 2018

“From the very first day of training I was exposed to the processes and professionalism of one of Houston's elite CPA firms. There was always someone willing to take the time to explain anything I didn't understand; as well as go out of their way to help.”
Marques Brooks, Intern Spring 2016, Full-time May 2016

"Harper & Pearson provided more than an internship. They gave me a family, and helped me to understand that a career is more than the jobs you take on; it's the relationships you make in the process that enable you to reach your full potential."
Jasmine Gallien, Intern Spring 2016, Full-time August 2016