Inaugural Accounting Professions Day Attracts Hundreds of Students
March 10, 2017
| |Accounting students at the Accounting Professions Day.
The inaugural Accounting Professions Day hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies was a roaring success with hundreds of students attending and engaging with prospective employers.
The information sharing session organised by the College’s Student Support Services and the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance took place on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses with more than 20 companies - including Ernst and Young, SAICA, BDO, Grant Thornton and PKF - participating.
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s Acting Dean, Dr Mabutho Sibanda said they were thrilled by the positive response.
‘The overwhelming turn out really humbles us. This initiative is in line with the University’s strategic goals and we want to foster strong relationships with industry and commerce for strategic reasons,’he said.
Third-year Accounting students Mr Ismail Ebraham and Ms Mandisa Mlitwa appreciated the opportunity to receive guidance from accounting firms about fulltime and vacation employment,training contracts, learnerships and personal development opportunities.
‘Interaction with the accounting firms is really helpful as we can now make more informed choices about the fields to pursue after graduation,’ said Ebraham.
Mlitwa said having a career exhibition specifically dedicated to Accounting was ideal for one-onone engagements between firms and students.
‘Getting together as Accounting students means that we get an opportunity to share ideas and common goals as it is less crowded than the annual career exhibition,’ she said.