More than 20 local employers will be on hand to talk with students about potential internships and career possibilities when the SOU business faculty and the Accounting Students’ Association host their annual Business After Hours event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room.
The networking event is intended as an opportunity for all interested SOU students to meet with representatives of local businesses and discuss opportunities that may be available to them. The get-together is free and will include a raffle and refreshments.
Interested students are encouraged to attend in business-casual attire, and to bring copies of their resume if they are looking for internships or jobs. The SOU Business Department faculty recommends that even those who are not yet ready to apply for jobs or internships should still attend, to practice networking skills and make valuable connections for the future.
Students who plan to attend should register ahead of time so that the organizers can print nametags.
The Business After Hours meeting is sponsored by Lithia Motors & Driveway, and Moss Adams, LLP. Other businesses and organizations that will be represented at the event include Valley Immediate Care; David Willingham – Primerica; Knife River; John Warekois CPA LLC; Dawson CPA; Nagel & Padilla LLC; Rogue Credit Union; KDP CPA, LLP; SOU Alumni Relations; Ashland Partners & Company LLP; Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites; Boise Cascade; Neuman Hotel Group; ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum; Providence Medford Medical Center; WorkSource Rogue – Oregon Employment Department; Ashland Hills Hotel; Rogue Community Health; Rogue Valley SHRM; AGT CPAs & Advisors; Functional Botanicals, LLC; SMART Reading; Liberty Tax Service; Ashland Insurance; Sister River Foods; Compass Hotel by Margaritaville; Riechensperger CPA; and Jackson County.
This year’s event will be the first since before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the signature annual project of the Accounting Students Association, which provides support, networking opportunities and leadership experience to accounting students. The club helps prepare students for the transition from school to ther careers by establishing relationships with local businesses, hosting guest speakers and touring accounting offices. It also runs the accounting tutoring program.
Those with questions about the Business After Hours event should contact accounting faculty member and club advisor Sara Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org.