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 and Group “Interviewing and Resume Tips” Sessions - open all day except lunch
Professionals talk one-on-one and in group sessions with students about interviewing 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 the student should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

9:30

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

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 differences between public accounting, an industry position or a position in government?

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 and Group “Interviewing and Resume Tips” Sessions
Professionals talk one-on-one and in group sessions with students about interviewing 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 the student should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

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.

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"

3:15

Prize drawings - prizes donated by exhibitors

3:30

Conference ends