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Events help accounting students prepare for recruiting season

Monday, August 26, 2013
Events help accounting students prepare for recruiting season

Oakland University business students gained important insights into what CPA firms look for in candidates when the OU Career Services and several accounting student professional organizations co-sponsored a pre-recruiting event panel in Elliott Hall August 22.

With a panel comprised of human relations professionals and CPAs from six firms that actively recruit on campus attendees heard first-hand how to prepare for the coming recruiting season, including information on such topics as how to best present a positive image in both formal and informal interview sessions.

During the 90-minute session officers of the three sponsoring student organizations – Beta Alpha Psi, National Association of Black Accountants and OASIS – asked the panelists questions. Professor Donna Free moderated the session. A networking period followed the discussion. Panelists included (pictured left to right): Lauren Rossi, PwC; LaDonna Upshaw, Deloitte; Theresa Hickey, Clayton and McKervey; Eshe Baker, Plante and Moran; Pam Stromeyer, Rehmann; and Steve Linville, Ernst and Young.

More Accounting Events
Oakland Accounting students should check the Career Services section of the School of Business Administration website at oakland.edu/business/undergrad/career-services for more recruiting events including an interviewing presentation with Plante Moran, Tuesday, Aug. 27, where representatives will share interviewing tips to help students prepare for the fall recruiting season and on-campus interviews, followed by a networking session if time permits; and the schedule for meet and greets with a variety of firms from Sept. 4 through Sept. 17.