Highlighting Profession Alternatives in Enterprise and Accounting
Highlighting Profession Alternatives in Enterprise and Accounting
The Accounting Advisory Board panel included representatives of a number of corporations and mentioned potential profession paths for enterprise college students. Picture by John Griffin.

Faculty of Enterprise and the Profession Heart Hosted Program for Lengthy Island Excessive College College students

Stony Brook College’s Faculty of Enterprise (CoB), in partnership with the Profession Heart, welcomed 90 accounting and enterprise college students from three Lengthy Island excessive colleges to campus on February 3 to study training and profession alternatives in enterprise and accounting.

College students from Amityville Excessive College, Brentwood Excessive College, and William Floyd Excessive College took a campus tour, acquired an admissions overview, and attended a networking session and luncheon with CoB college students and Stony Brook’s Accounting Advisory Board (AAB). 

“The Faculty of Enterprise is dedicated to supporting Range, Fairness and Inclusion initiatives by offering this entry and information to native college students,” stated Amy Milligan, assistant dean for curriculum, accreditation and scholar companies within the Faculty of Enterprise. “These excessive colleges all have sturdy enterprise packages, and bringing these college students to Stony Brook offers information concerning the prospects accessible to them in their very own yard.”

“Accounting is not only about numbers,” stated Cecelia Feng, affiliate professor of accounting. “There’s a whole lot of expertise concerned, and it crosses over into issues like forensic accounting, fraud, misconduct, and extra. What we do may be important in courtroom instances. Accounting is vital and significant work.”

At a pizza lunch, AAB members launched their corporations after which collectively spoke about thrilling profession alternatives within the career, the kinds of candidates corporations search to rent, and what college students may be doing now to assist decide their future training and profession path.

AAB panel individuals included representatives of KPMG, BDO USA, LLP, Cerini & Associates, PwC, and Protiviti Inc. CoB college students shared their Stony Brook experiences, and the board mentioned potential profession paths and the pipeline for a various and well-trained workforce within the accounting career. 

“After I was in highschool, I needed nothing to do with accounting,” stated Michael %, a accomplice at KPMG in Melville, NY. “However I ‘unintentionally’ ended up within the subject, and it’s been an amazing profession. Stony Brook is the place I began, and this room is a spot the place you may get your begin, too.” 

Alumnus Jacquelyn Bello ’20, additionally a KPMG worker, spoke of how her Stony Brook expertise enabled her to enter the sector.

“I received into KPMG by means of an internship alternative I had whereas I used to be at Stony Brook,” stated Bello, an audit progress senior affiliate at KPMG. “You’ve heard some audio system speak of varied profession paths that led to accounting careers. My profession alternative got here straight from this campus.” 

Academics who accompanied the scholars acknowledged the worth in chatting with excessive schoolers about increased training alternatives accessible to them.

“It’s vital that children know of the alternatives which might be accessible domestically,” stated Lee Cillo, an accounting trainer within the William Floyd faculty district in Brookhaven, Lengthy Island. “Stony Brook has a high quality program, and we’re completely satisfied to see our college students get publicity to it.” 

“This occasion was an amazing success, and is a superb method for Stony Brook College’s Faculty of Enterprise to share with native highschool college students the tutorial paths that result in excellent and numerous profession alternatives in accounting,” stated Christie Comunale, professor of follow within the Faculty of Enterprise. “Listening to firsthand from the school’s Accounting Advisory Board, a few of whom are Stony Brook College alumni, supplied thrilling perception into the trail from backpack to briefcase.”

Robert Emproto