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Accounting Night Recap

Molly Dustin, C'23

The Mount welcomed 22 employers to our beautiful campus on September 22 as the Career Center held its annual Accounting Evening. The event enables students to interact face-to-face with employers in the accounting industry and to get a feel for what firms seek in employees. I would like to thank the employers that made the trek to campus to interact with our students.

The employers came to campus to discuss possible opportunities with our students.  Even though this was our Accounting Evening, some employers sought not only accounting majors but also business and technology majors.  Most of the employers were accounting firms, but there were also some government agencies.  If you would like to see a list of the employers, you could locate them on Handshake or contact the Career Center. 

One cool aspect of this event was how it was open to both undergraduate students and graduate students. Some targeted majors were not just accounting majors, but also business, business analytics, computer science, data science and MBA students. 

If you were one of the students who attended this event, then I suggest you reach out to some of the employers you talked with and thank them for their time. You can send a note through Handshake.  I also encourage you to take the next step and apply or even inquire about a possible interview for the opportunity discussed.

There's no need to fear if you missed the event. I still encourage you to apply; most of the opportunities will be found on Handshake and all students have access to them regardless of if you attended.   

For first and second-year students: externships may also be a possibility if you do get an internship at this time.  Accounting firms usually begin to recruit for their externship programs in the wintertime. 

What is an externship?  An externship is a unique opportunity that allows you to get your foot in the door with a firm, and it is first-hand experience exposing you to what the firm does.  An externship is a one-to-three-day leadership program.  Some of the activities you will be doing may consist of shadowing, information sessions or a small project.  Your externship could act as a long-term interview with that specific firm.  Externships are great because they focus on career engagement and development while giving you hands-on experience.  You can think of an externship as a cross between an internship, shadowing, and an interview. 

So, remember to thank employers if you attended the event, and go out there and apply for your next position!

Molly Dustin, C'23