On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Mount St. Mary’s University’s 2016 Annual Accounting Evening took place in the upper concourse of the ARCC. The event, sponsored by the Career Center, was the first in a month-long series designed for accounting majors to explore and discover internships and post-graduation employment. Bolte School of Business sophomores, juniors, seniors and MBA students majoring in accounting were highly encouraged to attend, and many took advantage of the opportunity. The evening served as a premier event for students to network as they met with potential employers and discussed career options.
This year’s event was the largest to date, with twenty-two employers in attendance. Firms as large as KPMG, LLP, employing over 162,000 people world-wide, to local firms such as Smith Elliot Kearns & Company, LLC with a total staff of 150, sent representatives to recruit students. Over seventy employees attended with their respective firms, twenty-three of which were Mount alumni. Senior EJ Sullivan was in attendance as a representative of Kearney & Company, a CPA firm based out of Alexandria, VA that provides accounting, audit and information technology services executively to the Federal Government. EJ interned with the firm this past summer and has accepted a post-graduation employment offer. EJ connected with Kearney & Company at last year’s Accounting Evening.
The Mount’s Accounting Evening has continually proven to be a successful event, for not only the students, but the employers who return each year. Senior Michael Madura reflects on his experience. “Like any Career Fair, this one is a little nerve-wracking, however it’s great to be here and network with all the firms. An event like this is a great experience. I am definitely happy to be a part of it and I am excited for what the future brings!” Bolte School of Business accounting students continue to pursue opportunities offered by the Career Center as they explore and discover options for their future after the Mount.