Cabrini held an accounting career fair at 10 a.m till noon on Friday, Sept. 21. This event was open to any Cabrini and Eastern accounting majors. There were 40 accounting organizations seeking full time candidates, Co-op and internship students. Each student who attended had to bring 30 resumes and dress professionally.
This is the third year that Cabrini is hosting the accounting career fair; it is actually pretty new to the school. Three years ago Gwynedd Mercy College hosted this event. Cabrini decided that after every two to three years it was going to take turns hosting the career fair with Gwynedd-Mercy College.
This year there were about 13 Cabrini alumni that came to the career fair and also other alumni from different schools. There were over 100 students who came out to gain contacts experience and many are hoping to get a job.
The purpose of having this fair is to allow students to get internships or even job offers. Some companies are even offering part time seasonal jobs.
“This is a good event because it allows us to do something that we don’t have time to do, they come to us.” –Jared DeBlois-
Many students are very busy during the school year, mostly with schoolwork. The accounting career fair gives students a great opportunity. Also a lot of students do not have the money or the ability to drive to each company.
“We want them to get jobs, to learn how to communicate effetely, to get experience of interviewing, know how to dress professionally and over all getting more comfortable talking to professionals in the field.” –Nancy Hutchison-
Planning the accounting career fair was a lot of hard work. It took Hutchison and Anne Servey months to plan. But after all their hard work, everything worked out perfectly.
Some advice for students from DeBlois, “Networking is the best thing to do to get your name out there.”