HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2011 – Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair in the Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom. With resumes in hand, 35 junior and senior accounting students were able to practice their personal presentation and interview skills as they met with accounting professionals from the Triad.
Companies conducting the interviews included Accelerando, Inc.; Ajilon Finance/Accountingprincipals; Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP; Breslow Starling; Internal Revenue Service; Leeper, Kean & Rumley; NCACPA’s Young CPA Cabinet; Potter and Company; Robert Half International; Sharrard McGee; Smith Leonard; Triad Institute of Internal Auditors; and Turlington and Company, LLP.
The format offered each student time with the companies represented to ask questions regarding specific business practices of their respective organization, as well as career options in the accounting field.
Students also learned what accounting firms look for as they interview candidates for employment.
“As a junior, I was unsure at how I would be viewed due to my level of experience with coursework, but I was very pleased as I was offered advice on how to approach my future endeavors as well as establish potential contacts by the companies,” says Tyler Heaggans.
The fair seems to have been a success- two students have made additional contact with employers in attendance and set up interviews for possible internships. In fact, a representative from one participating business was a graduate of HPU with a degree in accounting.
“As a senior accounting major, it was a great opportunity for me to introduce myself to local accounting firms and discuss entry level job opportunities in the accounting profession,” says Nicholas Lincoln.
In addition to the career fair, one firm is planning a second visit to campus for follow-up interviews with specific students for internships in the spring semester.
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