School of Enterprise and the Profession Middle Hosted Program for Lengthy Island Excessive Faculty College students
Stony Brook College’s School of Enterprise (CoB), in partnership with the Profession Middle, welcomed 90 accounting and enterprise college students from three Lengthy Island excessive faculties to campus on February 3 to study schooling and profession alternatives in enterprise and accounting.
College students from Amityville Excessive Faculty, Brentwood Excessive Faculty, and William Floyd Excessive Faculty took a campus tour, obtained an admissions overview, and attended a networking session and luncheon with CoB college students and Stony Brook’s Accounting Advisory Board (AAB).
“The School 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 providers within the School of Enterprise. “These excessive faculties 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 isn’t just about numbers,” stated Cecelia Feng, affiliate professor of accounting. “There’s loads of know-how concerned, and it crosses over into issues like forensic accounting, fraud, misconduct, and extra. What we do will be important in courtroom circumstances. 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 varieties of candidates corporations search to rent, and what college students will be doing now to assist decide their future schooling and profession path.
AAB panel members 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 P.c, a companion at KPMG in Melville, NY. “However I ‘by chance’ ended up within the area, and it’s been a terrific 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 discuss of assorted profession paths that led to accounting careers. My profession alternative got here straight from this campus.”
Lecturers who accompanied the scholars acknowledged the worth in chatting with excessive schoolers about greater schooling alternatives accessible to them.
“It’s vital that children know of the alternatives which might be accessible domestically,” stated Lee Cillo, an accounting instructor within the William Floyd college district in Brookhaven, Lengthy Island. “Stony Brook has a top quality program, and we’re completely happy to see our college students get publicity to it.”
“This occasion was an incredible success, and is a superb means for Stony Brook College’s School of Enterprise to share with native highschool college students the academic paths that result in excellent and numerous profession alternatives in accounting,” stated Christie Comunale, professor of observe within the School of Enterprise. “Listening to firsthand from the faculty’s Accounting Advisory Board, a few of whom are Stony Brook College alumni, offered thrilling perception into the trail from backpack to briefcase.”
— Robert Emproto