Accounting Night is the premier event for Augusta University Accounting students. This engaging event is hosted by the Knox School of Accountancy in the James M. Hull College of Business and provides students the networking opportunity to engage with accounting employers and alumni to learn about career options and employment opportunities in the field.
The event started with students making their way around the room to network with the attending organizations and alumni. After networking, the formal program began with Dean Rick Franza honoring the Knox scholarship recipients, alumni, and organizations in attendance.
The distinguished alumni speaker, Emily Worm, told her story and experiences from her undergraduate years at Augusta University. Some key advice that she gave students for their professional careers to come includes: “Find a mentor who doesn’t think like you and use their perspective to help you grow. Don’t feed your echo chamber. Only being with people who think and act like you will keep you from learning how to maneuver in your career.” During Emily’s senior year, she landed an internship with Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs and is still with them today as a Senior Accountant.
This year’s Abram J. Serotta Award for outstanding service to students and education while serving as an advocate for the accounting profession went to Mr. Clay Sprouse. Mr. Sprouse is the Interim Vice President for Audit, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management for Augusta University and AU Health System. He also received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the Hull College of Business. Mr. Sprouse also stressed the importance of students getting out of their comfort zone and taking chances.
Along with Accounting Night, the Hull College of Business is proud to host opportunities for students to network with alumni and the business community. This event is just another example of being the business school for business.