Virtual Accounting Networking Reception - Winter 2022

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Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Career Event

This fair is open to business students only.

The Virtual Accounting Networking Reception - Winter 2022 is an opportunity that give students interested in pursuing a career in accounting to engage with employers. All business students are welcomed to attend; however, employers are expecting to meet with mostly Freshman - Junior level students interested in public accounting and private industries. Recruiters expect to meet undergraduate students from the following degree programs to attend this event:

·         Bachelor of Arts/Science in Accounting

·         Bachelor of Arts/Science in Finance

·         Bachelor of Arts/Science in Information Systems Management

Virtual career fairs are online 'events' that allow employers and students to meet in virtual environments such as through voice calls or video chat rooms. We are using Handshake for the virtual reception. This is a great opportunity for students to introduce themselves professionally and learn more about the accounting field. To have a successful networking experience, students should PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE and FOLLOW UP with employers.  Below are some helpful tips for a successful experience:


  • Do your homework!  Research the list of expected employers on Handshake
  • Make sure to check Big Interview  (web-based mock interview program) to practice and improve your interviewing skills
  • Have your resume reviewed by an advisor in Career Planning and Placement (CPP)
  • Prepare and Practice your Elevator Pitch (30 second introduction to employers)
  • Make sure to have professional business attire, notepad, and a copy of your resume near your device. Need help?  Contact CPP for assistance
  • Participate in Virtual Company Presentations, Virtual Career Fair Prep Sessions and other online employer-led events to be more informed before the career fair. Check "Events" on Handshake for upcoming dates
  • Send a thank you email or message via LinkedIn within 48 hours to the recruiters from the career fair
Important Handshake Tips to know:
  • Employer schedules will become available no later than one week before the reception on February 11. Make sure to refer to the presentation, "Signing Up for Virtual Fair Sessions" on how to schedule for your 1:1 session with employers.  
  • Appointment time slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis on Handshake. Make sure to attend group rooms as well where you still get a chance to network with recruiters. Employers may have individual rooms to to meet with a small group of students at one time.
Thank you,

CPP Team
Carlos Pierre, Kimberly Swisher, Kate Rendi, and Lauren Scott
February 2022