HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2010 – Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair. The event gave students the chance to participate in small-group interview sessions.
“Thirty junior and senior accounting majors had the opportunity to meet with 10 highly-respected accounting firms and organizations looking to hire accounting graduates,” says George Noxon, chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics in the Phillips School of Business.
Companies conducting the interviews included Ajilon Finance; Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP; the Internal Revenue Service; Leeper Kean & Rumley, LLP; Oates & Company, LLC; Potter & Company; Robert Half International; Sharrard McGee & Co., PA; Smith Leonard, PLLC; and Turlington and Company, LLP.
The format consisted of “speed meetings,” where groups of three students spent 10 minutes at one firm?s table before moving on to the next. Over the course of two hours, all students and organizational professionals had the opportunity to have a conversation that could lead to future internships and career opportunities.
“The arrangement proved to be productive and informative, as the students were able to learn more about the business practices of each participating company, to meet with a good number of firms in a short amount of time, to see and learn interview techniques from other students in their group, and to receive professional and constructive feedback about their resumes and personal presentation from companies looking for new employees,” Noxon says.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu.
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