Departmental News and Events

SPRING 2013 EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (in reverse order):

 

SHARING BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE
Friday, April 19th 10am-2pm, Business Development Center, FO 101

Community college accounting instructors from our surrounding geographical area are invited to attend this free workshop co-hosted with Southwestern Community College and generously sponsored by Johnson, Price and Sprinkle CPAs.

JPS Certified Public Accountants

ETIQUETTE DINNER
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, UC Grand Room, 6-8pm $20/person. Reservations will be accepted beginning Feb 4, 2013, in Career Services, 205 Killian Annex

Etiquette Dinner

(picture from previous year)

 

MEET THE FIRMS
The 2013 Meet the Firms Night will be Tuesday, February 26 from 6pm until 8pm. The event, which is open to accounting students from across the region (including WCU, UNCA, MHC, ABT, HCC, SWCC, BRCC) will be held in the Mountain View Room located in the Sherrill Center at UNCA. Alumni and other professionals set up information booths and visit with area accounting students. Whether or not you are in the job market this year, take this opportunity to get to know potential employers, to hone your socializing skills, to learn about job opportunities and different career paths, and to meet others in your chosen profession. Come join us, regardless of your stage in the educational process!

For more information contact: Dr. Susan Swanger, 828-227-2535, swanger@email.wcu.edu

 

PATHWAYS THROUGH GRADUATE SCHOOL INTO CAREERS AND PROFESSIONS (New Event!)
Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday March 6, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Maureen Grasso, UGA, Blue Ridge Conference Center, 2:30-5p
This event is co-sponsored by The Coulter Faculty Commons, The Graduate School, the Graduate Student Association and Career Services.
March 5th, Dr. Grasso will address the topic followed by a workshop for faculty led by CFC March 6th will be an event for graduate and undergraduate students……. assisting with resumes, cover letters, graduate school and job applications, interviews. This event will also be attended by employers, faculty and staff.


SUMMER JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS FAIR
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 1-4pm, Grand Room
This fair is an opportunity to consider students for internship/co-ops and post-graduate internships. All majors invited.

Student Employment Fair

ETIQUETTE RECEPTION & HOW TO NETWORK
March 13, 2013, 6-7:30, Blue Ridge Conf Center, $10/person


WCU CAREER FAIR
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1-4pm, Grand Room
Opportunities for all students.

 

FALL 2012 EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (in reverse order):

GRADUATE SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CAREER FAIR
Thursday, October 25, 2012
UC Grand Room, 2-5 pm

Reservations for the event should be made in the Career Services Office, 205 Killian Annex.

ACCOUNTANCY BANQUET
Friday, September 21, 2012
Gateway Club in Waynesville, NC
6:00 pm Social Hour; 7:00 pm Dinner & Program
Speaker: Brian Fox, founder of Confirmation.com
$35 per person (1 hour CPE)

Click here for flyer
Click here for Reservation Form

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!!!!

Dixon Hughes Goodman logoDrake Software

Macon Bank JPS Certified Public Accountants

Brian Fox

Brian Fox, Guest Speaker, Accountancy Banquet

Brian founded Capital Confirmation, Inc. which created Confirmation.com – a service now used by all of the Top 10 Banks, the Federal Reserve and by more than 40,000 accountants in 100+ countries. Confirmation.com was instrumental in uncovering the recent $200 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group.  See related articles:

Cover Article in the Wall Street Journal July 13, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303740704577524873909864282.html

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2012/07/13/pfgbests-wasendorf-arrested-the-audit-confirmation-that-caught-him/


FALL ETIQUETTE DINNER
Thursday, September 20, 2012
UC Grand Room, 6-8 pm

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT FAIR
Thursday, August 23, 2012

UC Grand Room, 4-6 pm

 

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 3:00-4:30 pm
Wells Fargo Business Center, Forsyth Building
Please join us to meet the faculty and other students, learn more about the accounting major,
internships, service opportunities, our Beta Alpha Psi organization, the Dixon Hughes
Goodman Leadership Conference, and other relevant topics. Attend as your
classes allow.

 

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS ATTEND BETA ALPHA PSI ANNUAL MEETING
Daniel Duarte, Amanda Estes and Conner Orr (below left to right)
attended the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Baltimore
Early August, 2012.

Accounting Students

Link to Baltimore Sun coverage of the community service event in which Beta Alpha Psi students participated.

 

Special thanks to Dona Potts (dpotts@wcu.edu or 828-227-3383) for handling administrative duties associated with many of these events.

 

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