Meet the Professionals

Meet the Professionals Night is the ideal opportunity for Students and Professionals in the Accounting industry to meet and build relationships in a professional setting.

This premier networking event, hosted by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi, gives students the chance to meet representatives from over 20 companies and gives professionals the chance to meet the newest generation of elite accounting students from:
Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington-Bothell, University of Washington-Tacoma, Washington State University, and Western Washington University.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
1113 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Attire: Business Professional

Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided

Cost to Professionals: $75 – Invoice will be e-mailed
To RSVP e-mail: wwu.bap.rsvp@gmail.com
Student Cost: $30
Payment can be made at the event
Tickets for professionals and students are available at the event,
but advance RSVP is preferred

Student Information:
Do: Wear business professional attire
Do: Research the firms attending, learn about them
Do: Politely introduce yourself
Do: Follow-up with the Professionals you meet
Do Not: Bring copies of your resume
Do Not: Consume alcohol or other drugs at or before the event
Do Not: Interrupt conversations at the event

Tentative List of Firms Attending:

Bader Martin EY PACCAR
Becker Falco Sult Peterson Sullivan
Berntson Porter & Company Grant Thornton Rekdal Hopkins Howard
Boeing KPMG Roger CPA
Clark Nuber Larson Gross VSH CPA
Clifton Larson Allen McGladrey Weyerhaeuser
Deloitte & Touche Moss Adams WSCPA

To Students: Your goal should be to make professional contacts, build relationships, and learn about the industry. Remember that the professionals are there to get to know you, so introduce yourself and act naturally. Be polite, professional, and confident. Ask informed questions about the firms and the individual’s career path. Be prepared to talk about your goals and future plans. Talking about personal life is always ok as long as it is professional and relevant. Also try to avoid carrying unnecessary baggage, it will be better to keep your hands free.