It’s no wonder Siena College has consistently ranked as the #1 college for getting a job in New York State. With strong academics, one-on-one faculty mentoring, internships, and strong alumni connections, Siena Saints are prepared for their careers after graduation. This past month, the annual Accounting and Finance Career Fair took place on Sept. 16 in the Marcelle Athletic Complex. This year, the fair was sponsored by Siena’s chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) honors society and Siena’s own Career and Internship Center. Corporate sponsors included Deloitte, KPMG, Northwestern Mutual, The Bonadio Group, and Wojeski & Company.
At the Accounting and Finance Career Fair, Siena Saints could make connections with future employers. Students of all majors who were interested in potential internships with Finance and Accounting companies could speak directly to representatives from these companies to find out what a career with them entails. With 60 companies in total that came to Siena with information booths, Saints could browse the Capital Region’s job offerings as well as those in the greater tri-state area. All through the day, Saints exchanged smiles and resumes with employers. What distinguished the Accounting and Finance Career Fair from the job search process is that every employer with a booth expressed great interest in recruiting and hiring Siena Saints. In the Siena tradition, refreshments were also served for students to socialize and chat about their experiences with talking to employers.
The Accounting and Finance Career Fair received glowing reviews from Saints that attended. Kelly Kozlowski, ‘25, an Accounting major, spoke about the value of learning from employers about post-college life at the fair: “It was a really great experience to be able to talk with professionals in the field and get a better idea of what opportunities are ahead of me.” Fiona Mathews, ‘25, also an Accounting major, described the value and flexibility of an Accounting degree at Siena: “I really enjoyed hearing from all of the professionals and learning about the paths one can take with an Accounting degree.” Saints with interests that differed from the Accounting and Finance academic track saw value in combining their skills with a job in this industry. Kyle McGuire ‘25 expressed this sentiment: “I am a Computer Science major but decided to attend the fair. I enjoyed sharing with employers how the skills I am learning in my coursework will be able to benefit their companies.” A Siena education is one for a lifetime, and the connections between Siena students and employers made at The Accounting and Finance Career Fair is further proof of it.