In a typical year, the Accounting and Finance Department hosts two major recruiting events: CPA2 in the fall and Numbers Night in the spring.
The first of the events, CPA2, was held early in the fall, making us the first school to return to hosting an in-person recruiting event. 15 firms with about 50 total reps (mostly alums) made the trek to Collegeville, as did over $400 in pizza from Gary’s Pizza, a local favorite. Through info sessions with the firms and opportunities to mingle in a college fair setting, nearly 200 students learned about what life is like for an accounting major.
The second of the events, Numbers Night, is always held on the first Thursday in February. The last time it was held in person in February 2020, 50 firms/companies with 150 reps attended, as well as over 300 students from a variety of majors, such as accounting, finance, business, economics, math, and computer science. This event, which is structured in a career fair format, provides opportunities for Bennies and Johnnies to learn about internships and full-time job opportunities from the firms/companies. Additionally, reps can talk with current students about various careers for those who enjoy numbers, math, and data.
Because of COVID, this year’s Numbers Night has been rescheduled for March 29, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in The Great Hall and the Quadrangle’s Founders Room. We intend for it to be the same robust event we have held in years past (following protocols in place).
This year, a third event will be held where sophomore accounting majors can connect with CPA firms, as the interview process for internships with those firms starts the spring of their sophomore year. The event, which will occur February 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Simons Hall, will be held with only sophomore accounting majors and the CPA firms that plan to conduct interviews in February and March.
Firms and companies interested in these events can reach out to either department chair Steve Welch or Boz Bostrom. Students should watch for emails from Steve and Boz.
If we have learned anything over the past two years, it is that flexibility is essential to provide students with rich experiences within existing limitations and parameters. Here is to a great spring recruiting season!
Numbers Night, 2020