Wondering if you should attend, feeling nervous, not sure how to get prepared, here is a wonderful video of CSUN students who share with you their experiences and how to get ready!
[Prior to Meet the Firms, scroll down to see the Room Layout for all Firms & Organizations who are attending]
What is Meet the Firms? This career fair 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.
Meet the Firms provides a unique and effective opportunity to network with Firms, learn about your profession, career opportunities, and connect with professionals. 70 Firms & Organizations attended in September 2017. Many employers use Meet the Firms as a primary source to hire students and recent graduates for part-time, internship and full-time positions. This is one of the primary means for students and recent graduates to land positions in their field!
Between 60 and 70+ firms and organizations attend each fall and spring, as well as 400 to 550 students. The larger firms bring as many as 15 to 25+ 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!
** Dress code is business professional
** A buffet dinner with beverages and desserts is provided
** Parking at the Odyssey has improved, but 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 Bookstein Hall Courtyard (1st floor), near BB 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!
Date | Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location | Directions: Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills
From the 405 North - exit Rinaldi Street, turn left on Sepulveda, left on Rinaldi (go under the freeway), turn right on Blucher Avenue, and left (and up the hill) on Odyssey Drive
From the 405 South - exit Rinaldi street, turn right on Rinaldi, right on Blucher Avenue and left on Odyssey Drive
From the 118 Freeway (east or west) - exit onto the 405 North, and follow the directions above.