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2019 'Meet the Firms' Happening September 19

EKU Accounting Program Hosts 'Meet the Firms' night

EKU Accounting will host its annual 'Meet the Firms' night on Thursday, September 19.  Held each fall, this professional networking event provides a venue for students and firms to interact in a professional setting.

The networking event will be held in EKU's Business and Technology Center Janna P. Vice Atrium from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Open to all accounting majors and accounting certificate students, the vendor-style fair provides an opportunity to network with professionals and seek internship and permanent employment opportunities. 

Regional firms, both large and small, from Lexington, Richmond, Danville, and London are invited to recruit for full-time spring internships. Participating firms and organizations in the past have included:

  • Auditor of Public Accounts
  • Baldwin CPA's
  • Bankers Service Corp.
  • Blue & Co.
  • Breeding Henderson and Hord
  • EKU Career and Co-op Office
  • Christian Sturgeon & Associates
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Dean Dorton Allen Ford
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • Kentucky Society of CPAs
  • Liberty Tax Service
  • Mountjoy (MCM)
  • Robert Half
  • Robinson Hughes & Christopher

During the event, potential employers, primarily from public accounting firms in the Central Kentucky Area, answer student questions about the accounting profession, the CPA exam, etc. Many of the firms’ representatives are EKU alumni returning to campus to reach out to current students.

The annual networking event was started in 2007 with nine organizations attending. It has grown over the years to more than a dozen firms actively recruiting for open positions. Informational items are often provided by KYCPA, IMA, and EKU Office of Cooperative and Career Services.

One of the most important benefits of 'Meet the Firms' is the opportunity it provides students to meet and network with accounting professionals. Many students will be called back for interviews after submitting their resumes to recruiters. A number of EKU accounting students will receive a paid internship in the spring, some full-time and some part-time.

Students and Accounting Firms interested in the event may register here.

For more information, contact Dr. Laura Barthel.

Published on August 23, 2019

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