School of Accountancy

COB Career Fair

Career day

Connecting employers and students

Each year, the College of Business hosts its COB Career Fair to foster connections between students and employers. The career day is an excellent opportunity for you to talk with recruiters, learn more about careers in accounting and hand out your résumé for potential job openings and internships.

The 2012 COB Career Day integrated what was formerly our Accounting Career Day with the COB Career Fair for an even more rewarding and valuable experience for our accounting students.   Feedback from some of the 83 businesses and 549 students that registered and attended was extremely positive, and the event was definitely deemed a success!  This fall, the COB Career Fair will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the University Plaza Convention Center, with times yet to be determined.  COB classes will be dismissed during the time frame so students may freely attend the event.

Students wishing to attend the Career Fair MUST register for one of the Preparation Workshops offered by the MSU Career Center.  These workshops cover resume' development, dressing for success, and career fair preparation topics.

Please check the MSU Career Center website link for the COB Career Fair to register for one of these classes.  Questions?  Contact Kimberly Lucas at 417-836-5636 or via e-mail to

Employer registration

If you are an employer and plan to attend the COB Career Fair, please register your business for the event via the MSU Career Center website through JobTracks.


We are excited that you choose to be a part of the Fall 2013 COB Career Fair!  The University Plaza Convention Center is located at 333 South John Q Hammons Parkway.  From Missouri State University, take John Q Hammons Parkway North to the Convention Center, which is on the West side of the street. 

Fall 2012 Registrants

Last year's College of Business Career Fair hosted representatives from a number of top employers in the region, state and nation. Among the total of 83 businesses registered for the event, some of the accounting firms and other firms having attended Accounting Career Day in past years, included the following: 

  • Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Becker Professional Education
  • BKD, LLP
  • Davis, Lynn & Moots, CPAs
  • Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
  • Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller CPAs
  • Koch Industries
  • KPMG
  • Leggett & Platt, Inc.
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • RubinBrown, LLP
  • Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • State Street Corporation
  • The Whitloch Company, LLP
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.