Institute welcomes over 120 students to Careers Day in the North West

Nov 08, 2018

Chartered Accountants Ireland held an interactive careers day in Derry/Londonderry on Wednesday 7 November. The event, held at Ulster University, welcomed 121 students from 21 different schools and universities from west of the Bann.

Speakers at the event included Accountancy lecturers, current trainees and members in practice and in business who ably illustrated the opportunities that a career in Chartered Accountancy has to offer.

John Munnelly, FAE Paper Development Executive at the Institute, lead an interactive case study which had students organise a promotional gig for the ‘Distressed Assets’ inviting 200 music industry journalists/PR agents while staying within a budget. Students had a number of decisions to make on the best way to spend the money, without going over budget.

Speakers at the event highlighted the diversity and opportunities that came with their chosen career. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant allows you to work in any sector or industry, travel internationally, be recognised and become part of a 27,000-strong network.

The focus was on how Chartered Accountants can advance with strong recognition and how qualified members were in high demand with healthy salary prospects.

Thanks to Claire Scott McAteer of Ulster University Business School; Eadaoin McFeely & Ryan Jackson of MCI Chartered Accountants; Rebekah Glenn of Deborah O Donnell Chartered Accountants; & Jason McIntosh of Seagate Technology for taking time to talk to our prospective future trainees about a career in Chartered Accountancy.