RBG Accelerate Leadership Conference 2019

On May 14 and 15th, RBG hosted 19 students from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, University of Memphis, Arkansas State and UT Martin. This was our 4th annual summer leadership conference, and the best by far.

The conference began with a scavenger hunt that sent the teams all over Memphis to grab photos at Memphis-centric landmarks after solving clues about where to go. This part of the conference tested the students’ skills in building a team from people they just met and working towards bragging rights and prizes. The teams ended the scavenger hunt at Railgarten where they enjoyed an evening event getting to know many of our staff and learning more about RBG.

The next morning begin with THE EVENT, which provided the students with an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of working at RBG and the culture of the firm.  Members of our Young Professionals Group (YPG) each presented a 5-minute talk on topics of interest to the students including benefits of our Allinial Global accounting association, Dress for Your Day, work flexibility, CPA exam incentives and how our YPG group provides a voice to senior management.

Following THE EVENT, a breakfast mixer in our Conference Centre provided an opportunity for the group to meet even more of our firm from staff to partners.  The day ended with interviews for 2020 internships and a final Q&A session with our YPG.

With the addition of THE EVENT and an expanded scavenger hunt, feedback from the students has been very positive.  We are excited to be able to reach so many students from the various colleges where we recruit, and our 2020 internship recruiting efforts are off to a great start.

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