Save The Date: Orientation for Future Accounting & Tax Professionals

August 22, 2017

All School of Accountancy students and others with an interest in accounting or tax are expected to participate in the Orientation for Future Accounting & Tax Professionals. This event is designed to benefit all students in accounting and tax. Freshmen and sophomores will find the event to be highly beneficial, as it will introduce them to the profession, the School, and key contacts in the professional community.

It also offers the opportunity to participate in professional mentorships with the firms. Upper-level and graduate students are offered networking opportunities and knowledge of professional issues that they would not ordinarily learn in a classroom (e.g., regulation in Ohio, key developments nationally that affect the profession, Ohio ethics rules and enforcement, trends, etc.).



3:15 Student check-in and registration

  • One-on-one with the profession

3:30 Welcome

  • Dr. Thomas Calderon, Chair, School of Accountancy
  • Chair, School of Accountancy Advisory Board
  • Representatives from industry and professional accounting firms
  • Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Association

4:15 Panel of Advisory Board Members – Dos and Don’ts: Progressing from Novice to VIP in the Profession

  • Advisory Board Members
  • This session is for all students

4:45 Break

  • One-on-one with the profession

5:00 Session A: How to Succeed in The School of Accountancy and the Profession

  • Jules Buynak, Associate Professor of Practice
  • This session is for freshmen and sophomores (Accounting & Non-Accounting Majors)

Session B: The Public Accounting Profession in Ohio – What every graduate must know

  • John Patterson, Executive Director, Ohio Accountancy Board
  • Scott Wiley, President, Ohio Society of CPAs (tentatively penciled in)
  • Thomas Calderon. Professor of Accounting & Chair of the School of Accountancy
  • This session is for juniors, seniors and grad students

5:45 Break

  • One-on-one with the profession

6:00 Perspectives from the Leadership of a Global Accounting and Financial Services Firm

  • Office Managing Partner of a National Firm
  • This session is for all students

6:30 Networking and a surprise event

  • One-on-one with the profession

6:45 Adjourn