Securing a job can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have to keep up with your classes in the Fisher MAcc program. However, doing some research before attending a career fair or campus recruiting event can really help in terms of making sure that you are prepared to speak with potential employers and current employees from companies that you are targeting. Additionally, it’s very helpful to have an “elevator pitch” prepared that highlights your strengths and sets you apart from your peers.
One of the first career fairs I attended at Ohio State was the Fisher Fall Career Fair which took place in the beginning of September. As a graduate student in The Fisher College of Business, I found this fair particularly beneficial because I was able to get a feel for many of the companies that are hiring Fisher graduates. The employers in attendance ranged from public accounting firms to insurance agencies and almost everything in between. From my prior research I had an idea of the types of careers I was most interested in and attending this career fair allowed me to gain additional perspective on the types of opportunities available within different companies. By attending this event I was able to learn more about some companies that were hiring accounting graduates that I hadn’t previously thought of as potential employers.