Accounting Department Coordinates Successful “Meet the Firms” --- Virtually

The School of Business’ Accounting Department held its first ever virtual version of the annual “Meet the Firms” event. “Meet the Firms” brings together industry professionals and representatives in a panel to provide insights to future CPAs and recent business graduates. Participating organizations included Big 4 firms, such as Deloitte and Ernst & Young; government agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS); as well as a variety of other accounting focused entities, such as Becker Professional Education, California State Auditor, Hutchinson & Bloodgood, and Neumeister & Associates. The Business School recruited panel members from its vast professional network, including several with long-term ties to the School, either as alumni, advisory board members, or faculty.

Our students were treated with front-line perspectives on how to stand out in the interview process, the [a]typical day for various professionals, ways that automation and blockchain are being incorporated into services, and how the industry and profession is evolving due to the pandemic. While the current pandemic has had a profound impact on many industries, the accounting profession has remained resilient with an expected demand for new professionals. Students were also given the opportunity to network virtually, share their resumes, and obtain contact information for follow-up inquiries.

This was the first time the event was held in virtually, and it proved to be a success. The insights provided to students will be invaluable to them as they begin exploring their career options after graduation and beyond. The event was organized as a joint effort from the School’s Accounting faculty, the Accounting Society, the School’s Administrative team, and the Accounting students.

Last Updated on October 12, 2020.

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