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Career Fairs & Networking Expos
MSCPA Career Fair/Graduate School Expo
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 1:00-4:00 p.m*
Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
Mark your calendars and get your resume ready! The MSCPA Career Fair is becoming recognized by area firms as the “must attend” event to recruit interns and entry-level staff.
Unlike other career fairs, you'll have an opportunity to develop a strategy in advance. That's because we'll provide you with an e-booklet beforehand that describes each exhibiting firm and its open positions – you can choose to introduce yourself to those prospective employers that meet your career goals.
And, if you still need to fulfill the 150 hour requirement, you'll have a chance to meet representatives from area colleges to learn about graduate programs that lead to an MSA, MBA, MST, and more.
*As an MSCPA student member, you'll have “first crack” to make a favorable impression because we're reserving 1-2pm exclusively for you!
To meet your future employer, register now. Please note that registrants must have the
ability to work indefinitely in the USA without sponsorship.
(Stay tuned for a future event for international students.)
“ I received 5 invitations to interview within the first 3 days following the
career fair, and then 3 more … in the weeks that followed. I had applied to many of these firms online
previously and I either received no response or was rejected, so the career fair really helped me
establish connections with these firms. In the end I got just the offer that I was looking
for and I'm really excited. ”
— 2012 Career Fair participant
student member, UMass Boston
“ The MSCPA Fall Career Fair is a must attend event for any CPA firm seeking the
best of the best young hires in the industry. ”
— Monica Whelan,
marketing manager at Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC
Career Fair Prep
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by networking and refreshments
MSCPA, 105 Chauncy Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
MSCPA student members are invited to meet with HR reps and accounting professionals for a pre-career fair workshop to fine tune their resume and polish their interviewing skills. Registration for the event begins at 3:45 p.m. and a chance to network will follow at 6:00 p.m. Space is limited and preference will be given to student members who are registered for the MSCPA Career Fair and who have not yet attended a prior prep session.
“ I learned so much about how to make a strong elevator pitch …and I had great
chances to talk to various recruiters/professionals, who provided me with valuable suggestions. Thank
you again for organizing such a successful event. ”
— Sunny Tang,
student member, Suffolk University
“ I know so many students who have the grades and personalities but suffer from
anxiety in these situations. So if we could get them in front of more industry professionals I think
they would develop better and faster. It helped me immensely, to get my face out there and really nail
what I wanted to have them hear. ”
— Patrick Curley,
student member, UMass Lowell
Seeking a position in public accounting?
Contact these firms that generously contributed to the MSCPA Firm Scholarship Program.
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Becoming a CPA may be one of the most challenging career tracks but it is also one of the most rewarding. Take a look at the latest salaries for both public and corporate professionals from the 2013 Robert Half Salary Guide.
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