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Connecticut CPA
November/December 2016
"The CTCPA has centralized many of our recruiting
efforts by bringing quality candidates into one setting.
While every candidate may not have been a perfect fit,
they were all very well qualified, and we ended the day
with multiple offers of second interviews at our office.
As in each of the past years, we are confident of gaining
successful new staff from our involvement with Interview
Day. What more could a partner want?"
Mike Ganino, Principal and Director of Personnel,
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, Shelton
View more photos and a time-lapse video of Interview Day setup at
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How Does Interview Day Work?
The participating companies review resumes and essays
from professor-selected "best-of-the-best" students. Each
employer is able to select up to 10 candidates and five
alternates for the day's 10 interview slots that are sched-
uled throughout the day.
Interviews are conducted in special 10-foot-tall cubicles set
up in the three classrooms at the CTCPA Education Center
(see for a time-lapse video
of the impressive setup process!). While candidates meet
with two firm representatives during their formal interviews,
students on breaks have the opportunity to meet with firm
greeters, professors, and each other in a casual lounge,
replete with couches and high-top tables and stools.
Success Stories
As this issue went to press, several firms and students had
told us of their Interview Day successes, including many
second interviews and even a couple same-day offers!
Our overwhelmingly successful Interview Day
returned for a fourth year to help match accounting
majors at Connecticut colleges and universities
with employers in public accounting and private
industry seeking interns and/ or full-time hires.