Recruiters from 30 firms on campus to meet students

September 28, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 3)
Article by Michele Coffill

people standing on either side of a long table, draped with EY banner, at an accounting recruitment event

Employees from Ernst and Young talk with students September 10 at an accounting recruitment event at the L. William Seidman Center.

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The Career Center partnered with the Seidman College of Business School of Accounting to host one of the first in-person recruitment fairs in early September.

Troy Farley, director of the Career Center, said the "Meet the Firms" event was held both virtually and in-person to provide many opportunities for students to connect with recruiters from companies and regional, national and international public accounting firms.

"Over the past 18 months, we have seen virtual recruiting become the norm but are looking forward to an increase in on-campus employer recruiting activity this year," Farley said.

More than 30 firms and 95 students attended the September 10 in-person event at the L. William Seidman Center.

Kim Benac, director of human resources for Beene Garter, said her firm was excited to recruit and meet students in person.

"We were so pleased that the university staff were able to offer a safe face-to-face event for us to meet so many students in person," Benac said. "Combined with the virtual fair, this recruiting season really seems to represent the hybrid future that we will all be exploring in the next few years.”

Eric Lowe, from Helmholdt and Company LLP, said Grand Valley is a regular recruiting stop because of the caliber of accounting students. "Grand Valley does a great job preparing students to work at our firm," Lowe said. 


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This article was last edited on September 28, 2021 at 11:46 a.m.

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