By Matthew Radman,
International Business Editor
September 19 and the week that followed held three of the largest networking events of the year for the Stillman School of Business, the Fall Career Fair, Meet the Firms, and the Finance Networking Forum.
Over 120 big and small companies gather with a shared goal of recruiting Seton Hall students for jobs, internships, and other valuable opportunities.
These events have been long-running staples hosted by the University and have assisted thousands of ambitious students in connecting with prospective employers over the years.
The experience can be great for upperclassmen looking for full-time employment, but also an invaluable first networking event for enthusiastic underclassman.
The Careers Fair was the first of the three occasions and was hosted in the open and vibrant atmosphere of the Richie Regan Athletic Center.
Employers set up booths around the gym and students flooded in bringing conversation and curiosity to the recruiters.
The event is notable for being wide in the scope, not focusing on specific industries, and in turn, is a valuable experience for students of all majors.
The Careers Fair consisted of employers including: ADP, Anixter, Arthur J. Gallagher, AXA Advisors, Ayco – a Goldman Sachs Company, Baker Tilly, BDO, Bentley Laboratories, BML Public Relations, Broadridge, CIT, Cognizant, Crum & Forster, Deloitte, Delta Dental, Eisner Amper, EY, Fastenal, Foresters Financial Services, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Grant Thornton, Hackensack Meridian Health, Johnson Lambert, Kiewit Corporation , KPMG, Malka Media Group, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Company, MassMutual, Meisel, Tuteur & Lewis, Men’s Wearhouse, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Prudential (Warren), PwC, Quest Diagnostics, RSM, Sax, Schlesinger Associates, Sobel Tinari, State Street Corporation, Stryker Orthopedics, Susquehanna International Group, Toys R Us, Univision Communications, UPS, Verizon, Wakefern Food Corporation, Wegmans Food Markets, William H. Connolly & Co., Wiss, WithumSmith+Brown.
Meet the Firms is an accounting-focused event hosted by Beta Alpha Psi, the Department of Accounting and Taxation, and the Career Center.
The event takes place after the sun sets on the Career Fair in the more intimate setting of the Jubilee fourth floor atrium.
This year, recruiters came from firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, Baker Tilly, CIT, Cullar Carrico, EisnerAmper, Grant Thornton, Prudential, RSM, Sax, Stryker, Wiss & Co., Sobel & Co., WithumSmith+Brown, and Wilkin & Guttenplan.
The Finance Networking Forum is the last major event of the week.
Taking place September 26 in the same location as Meet the Firms, the event is aimed at students interested in finance and related fields.
The lineup this year included: AllianceBerstein, Analytical Economics Associates, ADP, AXA, AYCO, Bankrate, Blackrock, Bloomberg, BMO Capital Markets, BMW, Broadscope Fund Administrators, Certified Financial Services, Chandler Investments, Charter Communications, Christ Church, CIT, Citi, Coface, Cognizant, Creative Financial Strategies, Crystal and Company, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DPK Consultants, Empire Wealth, EY, Essex Group, Etsy, Fedway Associates, Foresters Financial, HSBC, IBM, Insperity, Johnson and Johnson, JPMorgan, Keller Williams, Kiewit, Mars Corpo, Merrill Lynch, Miami International Holdings, Morgan Stanley, Morningstar, MSG, Napier Park Capital, Nature’s Equity, New York Life, Northeast Planning Alliance, Northwestern Mutual, OnFrontiers, Party City, Pfizer, Pride,Â Products, Primary Financial, Proponent Federal Credit Union, ProSight, Prudential, QMA Associates, Quest Diagnostics, RBC Capital Markets, State Street, Stonecrest Partners, Stryker, Summit Private Investments (SPI Funds), Talent Network of New Jersey, The Buonopane Group, Tinari Economics, UBS Wealth Management, Unity Bank, Verizon, Wells Fargo, William H. Connolly & Co., Wiss, Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals, and ZEA Financial.
It is an exciting time of year to be a student in Stillman School of Business and at Seton Hall University. A student getting their name out to employers can be a vital step in securing internships, jobs, and other opportunities in today’s competitive business environment. These events are perfect times for students to build networks and make lasting connections.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, September 26th print edition.
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