Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, P.C. (CDH) attended the annual University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Accounting Club banquet at the Westin Hotel in Chicago on Thursday, April 25, 2012. The UIC Accounting Club banquet is an event to allow accounting professionals to connect with students looking to start their accounting career. CDH proudly sent two representatives, Hiromi-anne Usui and Christopher Piatek, to the event to provide encouragement to and network with the future accounting professionals. Both representatives are UIC alumni. Here are their thoughts.
Hiromi: “I have attended the UIC Accounting Club banquet since my sophomore year in college. This is my second time attending the UIC Accounting Club banquet as a professional. Each year, I am impressed by how students organize such a large banquet/event for approximately 200 guests. I reconnected with my past classmates and I met a lot of great students! I even met Everett, who will be starting at CDH this coming November. I described my experiences as an auditor and the students genuinely asked elaborate and interesting questions. It was amazing to meet the future successful accountants.”
Chris: “In prior years my attendance at this event has always been as a student. I remember how exciting it was to meet former students that “have made it”. However, now that I was on the other side, I must admit I was a little bit nervous. I wanted to leave the best impression possible of myself and of CDH. As the networking at the beginning of the event commenced my doubts and fears were short lived. The students were very welcoming, and reminded me much of myself a few years ago. It was a very rewarding experience to be able to share with the accountants of tomorrow on what makes our firm so unique and why it is such a great place to work.”
Thank you for the invitation, University of Illinois at Chicago. We hope to continue to provide encouragement and success to the next generation of successful accountants. CDH is proud to be part of a growing community.