Blog Archive

Sunday, February 27, 2011

McGladrey Pathways Program Planning and Selections Underway

Written by, Mary Essman
HR Generalist/Campus Recruiter
West Region Programs

Have you been considering learning more about McGladrey? Would you like a sneak peek inside our firms and our industry? Then maybe the Pathways Program is right for you. According to Amanda Coffin, a 2011 winter assurance intern in the Davenport, Iowa office, “Pathways was an awesome opportunity to evaluate the environment and people that you could potentially be doing an internship with. I knew after attending Pathways that I would enjoy working here at McGladrey and enjoy spending time with the people I work with.”

The Pathways program is similar to an unpaid externship where students are exposed to a variety of experiences. Participants have the opportunity to interact with all levels of individuals, from associate to partner. Some of the planned events for 2011 include a scavenger hunt, a panel discussion with our various lines of business, a community service event, as well as a fun outing to conclude the program. All of these items add up to provide a great mix of a business and fun!

Lindsey Kubitz, a 2011 winter tax intern in the Davenport, Iowa office had this to say about her Pathways experience: “Students should apply to Pathways because it gives a strong feel of the firm. Being there really showed the environment of the workplace and the overall atmosphere. I received tips and guidance that are useful for college and for my professional life. While being at Pathways, I built relationships that in the long-run landed me an internship.”

Interested? Interviews are currently underway and space is limited. In order to learn more about the Pathways program and how to apply, contact your local campus recruiter or visit www.mcgladrey.josbs to learn more about our organization.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Once McGladrey & McGladrey again!

Written by, Jack Degnan
Assurance Senior Associate, Connecticut

In 2005, I began my career at McGladrey & Pullen as an audit staff in the Southern Connecticut Economic Unit. From this position, I was been able to gain valuable experience working in various industries. A year and a half after joining the Connecticut EU, I inquired about an inter-office transfer to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. The Partners in the Connecticut EU were very helpful during the transition. They answered every question that I had about making the move and accommodated me throughout the entire process. Upon my arrival in Florida, the only noticeable difference between the two offices was the weather; there was the same great work atmosphere and camaraderie that I had enjoyed in Connecticut and staff members went out of their way to answer any questions I had about adjusting to the new office or getting acquainted with the area. Everyone in the Florida office was very friendly and made my transfer much easier than I had anticipated. At the beginning of 2009 I decided to make a career move and left the firm. Before leaving, I sat with my advisors and discussed my decision. They offered insightful feedback, valuable advice and told me that I should never hesitate to contact them if I needed anything in the future.

It did not take long after my departure for me to realize what a quality firm like McGladrey & Pullen offers their employees as far as resources readily available, industry expertise, and opportunities to relocate or travel to different parts of the country, all while maintaining a great work-life balance. After two years with a different firm, I returned to the Southern Connecticut EU in 2011. From my first day back, I was welcomed by my colleagues and made to feel as if I had never left. After my time away I have come to realize that McGladrey is a very flexible place to work that provides many opportunities for you to advance your career, wherever that may be.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Career Opportunities within McGladrey’s Network Technology and Business Solutions Practice’s

Submitted, by Jeff Judkins
Sr. Recruiter, McGladrey

Two of McGladrey’s FASTEST growing Consulting Practices, Network Solutions and Business Solutions, are actively seeking Associate and Senior Associate level candidates to fill opportunities within the Northern Plains Market of the Western Region.

The Network Solutions Practice works with client companies in the installation, implementation and support of network infrastructures. This position offers diversity in clients and projects and the authority to manage client relationships with autonomy and a high-level of responsibility. Additionally, this person will work with and among a team of IT Network Consultants that are responsible for delivering a broad array of technology offerings.

Preferred Qualifications are:

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related preferred and/or combination of education and relevant experience plus:
• Cisco infrastructure equipment configuration experience or CCNA certification a plus
• MCSE or MCITP a plus
• Citrix experience a plus
• Storage Area Network (SAN) implementation experience a plus
• VMWare experience a plus
• Exchange 2003 / 2007 experience a plus

The Business Solutions Practice work with clients in providing a high level of general IT and solutions development consulting services to clients.

Preferred Qualifications are:
A Four year degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management or related field plus:
• Detailed understanding of Windows based operating systems
• Ability to apply system design and development methodologies
• Experience in working in a project team environment
• Development of custom SharePoint solutions for clients based upon the client's business requirements

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to serve in a client serving capacity with a strong business acumen and the desire to grow professionally in a fast-paced environment. Call today for more details and start your career with us!