Matt Boyd loves numbers and has always had "a mind for business."
The Radford University senior accounting and finance major, whose goal is to be a certified public accountant, must have felt as if he had stumbled upon paradise Thursday night.
The Grundy native was taking in all the offerings of Firm Night, a 90-minute networking event sponsored by RU’s Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law that gives students an opportunity to meet and communicate with local accounting, business and finance firms.
On Firm Night, accounting and finance seniors were encouraged to provide resumes to participating firms in hopes of landing a post-graduation job.
"I’m graduating in the spring and I’m looking for job opportunities now. I feel this is a good start, getting close access to people from the businesses and learn information from these companies I could maybe work for in the future," said Austin Roher, a finance major from Alexandria, who said he hopes to find a position working in analytics or financial planning and advising.
Juniors and sophomores also attended the event to network and seek potential internships. Grayson Roberts, a junior accounting major from Richmond, said he was looking to speak with a firm representative about an internship so he could “better prepare for a career.”
Freshmen also were encouraged to attend Firm Night, said Dan Davidson, chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law.