What is Meet the Firms?
Meet the Firms is the premier career event hosted by the CSUN AIS Department, EY Center for Careers, and AIS student organizations for Accounting, Information Systems and Computer Information Technology students and recent graduates to meet and network with professionals from public accounting, corporations and government.
Between 55 and 65+ organizations attend Meet the Firms, as well as 350 to 550 students. The larger firms bring as many as 15 to 20 professionals and students to speak with you about their firms, career paths and available career opportunities, including internships and full-time positions – it is very important that these firms meet and get to know you for you to be considered.
Smaller firms are interested to meet with you as well to share the unique characteristics of their environment, and they often use Meet the Firms as the primary way to hire students and recent graduates. In addition, there are several organizations that participate at Meet the Firms to provide information about their programs and services.
Many of the professionals who represent their organizations are CSUN alumni, so they are coming to help you get started on your career path and achieve success as they have. Firms also bring students who have completed internships to share their experiences with you as well. These professionals and students are interested in meeting and speaking with you!
All in all, Meet the Firms is a unique and incredible opportunity for CSUN accounting, IS and CIT students and recent grads to meet with so many different organizations in one setting! In addition, the Odyssey Restaurant sits on top of the hill in Granada Hills overlooking the Valley displaying a beautiful view as and after the sun sets. And, the food is delicious, too!
** This year, parking at the Odyssey will be much more plentiful (we still recommend car pooling if possible)!
If your goal is to embark on a career in accounting, IS or IT when you graduate, you do not want to miss Meet the Firms! Tickets will go on sale at the Meet the Firms table, starting the first day of the semester in the Juniper Hall Courtyard (1st floor), near JH 1228. Get your tickets early to save $$!
** If you are feeling a little hesitant about speaking with professionals for the first time, the EY Center for Careers can help, and other students who have previously attended Meet the Firms can provide support as well. Go with a friend, and enjoy the experience!