Employers recruit BHSU students during Accounting Fair

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, October 29, 2018/Categories: Students, Academic Affairs, College of Business and Natural Sciences, Community, Events, Faculty, Staff, 2018

Fifteen employers were on campus recently to recruit Black Hills State University accounting students for jobs and internships. More than 160 students attended and met with employers during the BHSU Accounting Fair, held both in Spearfish and at BHSU-Rapid City.

“Employers are pleased with our BHSU accounting students. In fact, many times the biggest concern employers have is how they can recruit more of our talented accounting students,” said Laura Prosser, assistant professor at BHSU.

Students of all levels were encouraged to attend the BHSU Accounting Fair. Prosser said one unique aspect of the fair is the Accounting Jam, where students hear directly from accountants about their jobs.

Prosser said one of the greatest benefits of the fair is that students have the opportunity to network with accountants from area firms and businesses in a professional setting.

“These networking relationships can grow as students move through their degree program and are often instrumental in helping our students find career opportunities in their chosen field,” said Prosser. 

Dana Weber, retention and recruitment specialist with the College of Business and Natural Sciences at BHSU, said employers made several offers to students as a result of the fair.

“Our students have a strong work ethic and that, combined with their academic preparation, gives them a solid foundation as they start their accounting careers,” said Prosser.

The fair was started by accounting faculty at BHSU and is held each fall. Accounting faculty involved in the fair include Don Altmyer, Dr. David Crawford, Robin Meyerink, and Laura Prosser.

About the School of Business at Black Hills State University
BHSU is a premier, student-centered college, where students can fulfill their potential in an exceptional business environment. We offer associate, bachelors (with seven specializations) and master’s degree business program on our campus in Spearfish and Rapid City. Classes are also available online.

Through innovative instruction, mentoring, research, internships, and service, BHSU develops business graduates who can compete effectively in a dynamic global environment. For more information on the School of Business at BHSU, visit http://www.BHSU.edu/Academics/Business

BHSU is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. BHSU was recently ranked ninth in the nation on a list of 50 of the best online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs for 2018 by Best Value Schools. BHSU was the only South Dakota school included in the ranking.

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