Ashland University Holds ‘Meet the Accountant Night’
Approximately 50 students attended Ashland University’s “Meet the Accountant Night” that was held on campus in the fall. The event, which featured a number of companies recruiting for internships and full-time employment, was sponsored by Becker Education, Institute for Management Accountants (IMA) and the Career Development Center.
“Meet the Accountant Night offers accounting majors and minors at Ashland University a chance to network with alumni and representatives from a variety of companies as well as an opportunity to meet potential employers,” said Dr. Kristine Parsons, associate professor and chair of accounting and IS. “The Dauch College of Business and Economics is deeply appreciative of the energy and commitment the Career Development Center puts into organizing this event that directly impacts the ability of accounting students to obtain internships and job offers.”
The event, which is held in the Ridenour Executive Education Center of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, featured 14 companies including the Ohio Auditor of State, Barnes Wendling, Becker Professional Education, CBIZ, Cohen & Company LTD, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Internal Revenue Service, Maloney & Novotny LLC, Meaden & Moore LTD, Novogradac & Company LLP, The J.M. Smucker Company, Rea & Associates Inc., Gorman Rupp and E&Y LLP.
“Ashland University's Meet the Accountant night gave IRS special agent Yury Kruty an opportunity to follow up with students who attended last year's successful Adrian Project. We both thoroughly enjoyed meeting with students and are excited about the increased interest of Ashland graduates to serve their country through a career with the IRS,” said Peggy Nypaver, IRS Corporate Recruiter for Central/Southern OH & KY. “Ashland University is known for both its academic excellence and also for the skills and leadership potential of its students. Our goal is to recruit the IRS' next generation of leaders, and we are hoping Ashland University graduates can help us achieve this goal.”
Ashland University alumnus Mitch Zunich also attended the event as a representative of Barnes Wendling CPAs.
“I am continuously impressed by the caliber of student I am meeting each year at Ashland University’s Meet the Accountant night,” Zunich said. “They are intelligent, educated and prepared for their future. I see much success for our Ashland University accounting graduates.”
Nick Workinger, manager of accounts payable at The J.M. Smucker Co. also attended the event.
“'Meet the Accountant Night' provides us with an opportunity to interact with Ashland students pursuing interests within the field of accounting,” Workinger said. “The students are educated, prepared and passionate about the University and finding a company that best fits their criteria for career success. The success of this event is also due to the incredible support and involvement of the Ashland faculty and IMA Accounting club.”
Emily Intagliata, a junior accounting major at Ashland University who is serving as an intern at the J.M. Smucker Co., had high praise for the event.
“Meet the Accountant Night is a great way for students to be able to network with different businesses and learn more about different types of companies and their internship programs,” said Intagliata, who also serves as president of the IMA Accounting Club at Ashland. “I am one of many other students who received an internship last year directly from attending the event. Ashland University is unique in the sense that we strongly encourage students to participate in events like this as early as possible to begin their steps in the career search process and to develop lasting contacts in the accounting field.”
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.