NABA students network, get scholarships


Thirty students from Grambling’s College of Business attended the 33rd Annual National Association Black Accountant-Southwest-Western Regional Student Conference in Houston on Oct. 18-20.

The aim of the conference was to offer students an opportunity to sharpen their professional skills and gain exposure to cutting edge information on industry trends.  

The students also had a chance to network with experts from some of the nation’s leading companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Dell, KPMG, PwC, ConocoPhillips and more.

Students at the conference were challenged to utilize the resources afforded to them, such resources included professional development workshops  and technical sessions that covered topics such as How to Distinguish Yourself In A Recession; How To Be The Ideal Intern Candidate; Surviving and Succeeding In Corporate America; Being Aware Of Your Personal Image to name a few, all of which in my opinion was needed.  

The networking sessions were a time for the students to meet professionals in areas of their interest, and also sharpen their networking skills that will help them to foster mentored relationships.  

Students capitalized and secured interview opportunities over the weekend with companies namely Dell, GE Oil & Gas, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte.

There were 15 scholarships awarded at the conference out of which four were given to GSU Students.  The GSU scholarship recipients were Ideka Dowe, Sherryann McVane, Amanda Lee and Tracetin Edwards.