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Interview Day Time-Lapse Video:
Classroom to 10-foot interview cubicles in one minute!
November/December 2016
Vol. 57, Issue 6
Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor
Editor's Note
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Robert D. Boudreau, CPA
Bradley D. Kronstat, CPA
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Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA
Mary K. Wisenski, CPA
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After Interview Day was first imagined at an Advisory Council meeting more
than four years ago, Membership and Academics Manager Alicia Strong and
CPE Director Lisa Bugryn found a local rental company to help them devise a
plan to turn our meeting space from classroom into row upon row of private,
professional interview spaces, giving employers a convenient way to conduct
job and internship interviews with up to 10 students from multiple Connecticut
colleges and universities all in one day.
I have tried for years to capture the transformation in photos, and I don't
think I've ever really done it justice. This year we tried something new time-
lapse video.
The concept was simple. Set up a camera on a tripod in the corner of the room
and catch every step: tables and chairs moved out to the loading dock and into
a box truck, cubicle walls loaded in and assembled like a giant Lego creation,
signage hung on the temporary walls, white noise machines placed at each
corner to ensure privacy, and finally, students and employers streaming in to
start an exciting and busy day.
It takes two full days to set up the space for the event, but you can watch it
happen in just over a minute at
Is the outcome of Interview Day worth the effort? "The CTCPA has centralized
many of our recruiting efforts by bringing quality candidates into one setting,"
said firm participant Mike Ganino, who invited multiple students to return to the
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala office in Shelton for second interviews.
See more about the day on page 18, and don't forget to check out our quick
time-lapse video at!
Transforming the CTCPA Education Center from classroom
and meeting space into 17 private interview cubicles is a
feat of epic proportions.