Banquets as a Recruiting Tool for Accounting Students

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Fall is normally a time of excitement and stress for both accounting majors and the recruiters who will interview them during the fall. Events that allow students and recruiters to meet in less intimidating settings than an interview room, held prior to the interviews, can reduce the stress for both and increase the value of the process. A recruiting banquet is a method to bring students and recruiters together in a structured, but less formal, setting. Students learn more about potential employers, while potential employers gain more insights into each student. Thus, both are better prepared for the interviewing process. This paper describes how a recruiting banquet has been successfully integrated into the fall interview schedule and the strengths and weaknesses of the event.


This article was originally published in American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference.

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