Last month, fifteen ACA/ACCA and AAT studiers from across South Yorkshire gathered for Sharp Consultancy’s first “Meet the Partner” breakfast networking event aimed at students within the accountancy profession.
Taking place at The Source in Sheffield, the attendees were given an insightful talk from a Partner at one of the largest practices in the region about their career and progression to become a figurehead at the firm.
Key discussion points included the importance of persisting with your studies, how this will help build the foundations of a successful long-term career, and how to build professional contacts and develop the skills needed to network confidently.
The event offered a refreshing overview of how the profession and market has developed in recent years and the significance of emotional intelligence and building lasting professional relationships which have become just as – if not more – important as the technical aspects of accounting for those wishing to achieve their career goals.
Attendees also participated in lively and open discussion into decisions involved in make a move into industry rather than staying in practice with a useful exploration of the various advantages and disadvantages to each.
The session concluded with an in-depth Q and A forum which enabled individuals to ask detailed questions about their own situation and the best steps to take in order to progress in their own careers. The interactive format allowed everyone to engage with their peers and offer support and ideas based on their own personal experiences.
With positive feedback from those involved, plans are well underway for the next event. For further information please contact Nabarun Dasgupta on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 261 1700