Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Conference LogoStudent Accounting and Auditing Conference

2014 conference schedule

8:00

Registration

Students register and receive resource book and cards for prize drawings.

8:30

Exhibits - open all day except lunch

Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes.

9:00

One-on-One Sessions: “Interviewing and Resume Tips” - open all day except lunch

Sponsored by: Versique Search & Consulting, Hunter Hamilton, Randstad US and entero, LLC

Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips. Sign-ups are available in 15-minute increments.

9:30

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

Presented by: Joe Reardon, Versique Search & Consulting

For those unable to schedule one-on-one sessions, attend a group presentation on interview and resume tips. Topics covered range from what to expect at the interview, what to wear, how to act, questions to expect, what to prepare for, questions students should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

10:30

Panel: "Behind Closed Doors"

Students meet with a panel of recent graduates working in various accounting related fields including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, and government accounting. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions you might not feel comfortable asking a potential employer.

Sample questions:

  • Should I take the CPA exam right away, or wait until I have some experience?

  • How much training or mentoring do you get before you begin working with clients?

  • What are the differences between public accounting, an industry position and a government position?

11:30

Lunch - exhibits and specialty booths closed

11:45

Speaker: Jack Stahlmann, "Don't Flinch: The Six-and-a-Half Lessons You Can Learn from a Starving Actor"

1:00

Specialty booths and exhibits - reopen

One-on-One Sessions: “Interviewing and Resume Tips”

Sponsored by: Versique Search & Consulting, Hunter Hamilton, Randstad US and entero

Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips. Sign-ups are available in 15-minute increments.

Panel: "Accounting Career Paths"

Students meet with a panel of experienced professionals representing a range of career paths, including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, government accounting and accounting educators. Students have a chance to learn more about the opportunities available to accounting professionals, how the panelists got where they are, and what career path is right for them.

Moderator:
John Edson, CPA/ABV, CMA, CVA, CFF
Shareholder - Blanski, Peter, Kronlage & Zoch, P.A.

Career Panelists:
Chris Fodor, CPA
CFO – CSM Corporation

Dan Jordet
Director – City of Otsego

Lauri Roberts, CPA
Partner – Wipfli LLP

Jim Rusch
Vice President & Director of Risk Management Framework Program - U.S. Bancorp

2:00

Panel: "Behind Closed Doors"

Students meet with a panel of recent graduates working in various accounting related fields including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, and government accounting. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions you might not feel comfortable asking a potential employer.

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

Presented by: Brian Back, entero, LLC

For those unable to schedule one-on-one sessions, attend a group presentation on interview and resume tips. Topics covered range from what to expect at the interview, what to wear, how to act, questions to expect, what to prepare for, questions students should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

3:15

Prize drawings - prizes donated by exhibitors

3:30

Conference ends