Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2016

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2016 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

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

Thank you to our session sponsors:
Baker Tilly Search & Staffing
Hunter Hamilton
Katapult Network
Oggi Professional Services
Robert Half

9:30

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

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.

Thank you to our session sponsors:
Hansen Back
Versique Search & Consulting

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?

10:30

Session: The 2017 CPA Exam

Presenter:
Michael Brown, CPA, CGMA
National Manager of Faculty & Distance Learning

Sponsored by: Becker CPA Review

Beckerís national instructor will describe the new exam and why it's changing, as well as strategies for applying, planning, and studying.

11:30

Lunch - exhibits and specialty booths closed

12:00

Luncheon speaker:
Josh Dye: Lead! Create! Your Career & Our World Needs You

1:00

Specialty booths and exhibits - reopen

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

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

Thank you to our session sponsors:
Baker Tilly Search & Staffing
Hunter Hamilton
Katapult Network
Oggi Professional Services
Robert Half

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, Shareholder - Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A.

Panelists:
Virginia Harn, Principal - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Lisa Miller, CFO - Colle+McVoy, Inc.
Darin Nelson, Finance Director - City of Shakopee
Mark Sparano, Chief Audit Executive - U.S. Bank

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"

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.

Thank you to our session sponsors:
Hansen Back
Versique Search & Consulting

3:15

Prize drawings - prizes donated by exhibitors

3:30

Conference ends