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Accountancy Career Fairs
Recruiting Accountancy Students for Academic Internships & Full-Time Employment

Starting in fall 2013, the Department of Accountancy will sponsor two Accountancy Career Fairs for current upper-level and graduate accountancy students each year, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. These events will replace the Department's "Meet the Firm" and "Meet the Intern" events. Both events will be held at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center (located at 231 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb).

Dates for the 2013 -2014 school year are:

  • Fall Accountancy Career Fair - Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Spring Accountancy Career Fair - Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

These events are opportunities for companies and firms to meet candidates for both academic internships (summer 2014 and spring 2015) and full-time positions (students graduating within one year).

Employers discuss available career and academic internship opportunities with upper-level accountancy majors and graduate students. Accountancy majors attend these events to learn about different career opportunities, find leads to accountancy careers, and to hand out resumes for employment and academic internship purposes. Prior to each career fair, employers post internship and full-time job opportunities on NIU's electronic placement system: "Huskies Get Hired." This software provides a tool for posting jobs, collating resumes, scheduling interviews and interview candidate selection. Following each career fair, students apply to these positions; employers schedule and conduct on-campus interviews for the few weeks immediately following the career fairs.

On-campus interview periods for the 2013 - 2014 school year are:

  • 2013 Fall Semester On-Campus Interview Period: Sept. 27 - Oct. 21
  • 2014 Spring Semester On-campus Interview Period: Jan. 30 - Feb. 17

Companies/firms will be selecting summer 2014 and spring 2015 interns and full time employees. Companies/firms interested in participating in an Accountancy Career Fair may register at www.cob.niu.edu/accyRecruiting/CareerNightRegistration.asp or contact Kristy Ross in the NIU Accountancy Department at 815-753-1637 or kross1@niu.edu.