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Student Careers


As the largest, full-service accounting firm serving the Black Hills region, Ketel Thorstenson, LLP is proud to work with accredited institutions of higher education to develop the best Certified Public Accountants and other accounting professionals. If you’re a student or recent graduate looking to intern or work in the Black Hills region, let us help you define your future!

Wondering how to apply for a position with the firm? Whether you are looking for an internship or a full-time position Ketel Thorstenson may have the right opportunity for you. To see what positions we have open click the department links below.

While the firm accepts applications for full-time positions year-round via the links below, we conduct special fall recruitment for students looking for internships or full-time positions. Internship applications are only accepted during this timeframe. Below is the process we following during fall recruitment.

  • The firm will post internship and full-time position information on designated college career services websites and on our website mid-August.
  • Students are encouraged to attend our campus events. See the Campus Visit Schedule section for details.
  • If you are interested in an internship or full-time position make sure to submit your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts. Students can submit these document either at one of our on campus events, via our website (click department links below) or via their school’s career services department. If your school has a set process for applying for accounting internships and full-time positions please follow that process.

  • The Campus Visit Schedule provides the dates of our campus interviews. If your school’s career services department has a process to sign up for interviews follow that process; otherwise the firm will contact you directly to schedule an interview. Please make sure to apply for an interview prior to the scheduled date.
  • All interviews will be conducted during the last weeks of September and first weeks of October. First round interviews will be conducted on campus or via Skype, while all second round interviews will be conducted over the phone.
  • The firm will make all offers for internships and full-time positions by mid to late October.

Tax Return Preparation & Planning

Tax Department Opportunities


Audit Review & Compilation

Audit Department Opportunities


Accounting Services

Accounting Services Dept. Opportunities

Business Valuation & Projections

Other Opportunities


Come see us at any of the events listed below; we’d love to talk to you about your many opportunities.

  • Black Hills State University Spearfish Campus
    •      September 26, 2018 @ Accounting Career Fair
    •      September 28, 2018 @ On Campus Interview Day
  • Black Hills State University Rapid City Campus
    •      September 26, 2018 @ Accounting Career Fair
    •      September 27, 2018 @ On Campus Interview Day
  • University of South Dakota
    •      September 12, 2018 @ Meet the Firms Event
    •      September 19, 2018 @ On Campus Interview Day
    •      September 19, 2018 @ Beta Alpha Psi Meeting
    •      September 20, 2018 @ Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing
  • University of Wyoming
    •      September 22, 2018 @ Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing
    •      September 24, 2018 @ Meet The Firms Event
    •      September 25, 2018 @ On Campus Interview Day

Welcome to KTLLP

Welcome to our New Hires!

  • Mary Hlebechuk – Black Hills State University
  • Kendra Finnell – Black Hills State University
  • Elijah Houchens – University of South Dakota
  • Tayler Anderson – University of South Dakota
  • Chris Jansen – University of South Dakota
  • Bethany Ehresmann – Black Hills State University
  • Brendan Walker – North Dakota State University


Welcome to our 2018 Interns!

  • Jennifer Coyle – Black Hills State University
  • Nicole Steele – University of South Dakota
  • Bethany Ehresmann – Black Hills State University
  • Christopher Jansen – University of South Dakota
  • Mariah Palmquist – Black Hills State University
  • Logan Schiebout – University of South Dakota
  • Phillip Millar – University of South Dakota
  • Kane Guisinger – University of South Dakota
  • Trevor Clark – Black Hills State University
  • Nathaniel Deziel – Black Hills State University