Coaching Coffee Session a hit with accounting interns and students

Posted on August 3, 2011

Kingston– The Common Ground Coffee Shop was the setting for the Queen’s Accounting Association’s casual mentoring event held September 21. The ‘Coaching Coffee Session’ matched 25 fourth-year Commerce students with second- and third-year Commerce students interested in the accounting industry. The older student coaches, who had all recently completed summer internships at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG or RSM Richter, shared their insights and experiences in working in the accounting field and offered advice on the recruitment processes unique to each accounting firm. This one-on-one mentoring opportunity is one of the QAA’s many events aimed at bringing together Commerce students in the Accounting stream to inform them of every aspect of the profession and familiarize future recruits with firms of potential interest. The Coaching Coffee Session was timed to coincide with the start of the job interview process and left attendees well equipped to wow recruiters.