At this point in the MAcc program, students are finishing midterm exams and are in the midst of first-round interviews for full-time positions at public accounting firms. The first seven-week term of the program been certainly been a whirlwind, so this is a good opportunity to sit back and reflect on all that has been happening as well as share some advice for future students. Here are my 5 Recruiting Rs: #1: Reflect
Last Thursday night I attended the Nestle Networking Event downtown at the Elevator Brewing Company. It was fun, informative, and everything I could have asked for out a recruiting event. Nestle did a great job putting it together and it was nice to have an event off of Fisher’s campus. The focus of this particular event was on marketing positions at Nestle. More specifically, the aim was to use this opportunity to fill us in on their brand management program and at the same time check out potential candidates in an informal setting.
We’ve all seen that guy, “the schmoozer”, that seems to be able to go up and talk to anyone in the room about anything. We all stand back and wonder how he knows so many people and whether his type of networking is really all that important.
It's drilled into our heads that we need to network, network, network. Network to make professional connections, network to meet your colleagues, network to find an internship, network to network for networking sake. It sounds boring and arduous and burdensome, doesn't it? So let's make it dynamic and aligned with our daily lives and our recreational activities.