News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy

Speed Networking

Last fall, a new event brought opportunities for accounting students to make a number of professional contacts in a short amount of time. On October 25, an afternoon of Speed Networking was hosted by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) chapter. Firms attending included BKD, Deloitte, Horne, International Paper, KPMG, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor and others. More than forty student participants were able to speak with each representative for a few minutes. The conversations helped students gain confidence in speaking with professionals by giving them a chance to practice in a relaxed environment. Because the event was a success, AFWA plans to organize it annually each fall.