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Friday, October 11, 2013

Campus Brand Champion at the University of Maryland

By Chris Waddail
Baltimore, MD

At the conclusion of my summer assurance internship in Baltimore, MD I was offered the unique opportunity to help represent McGladrey on campus for my senior year at the University of Maryland. My role as a Campus Brand Champion was described as assisting in recruiting efforts, attending networking events, and helping to improve upon the already successful McGladrey brand on campus. 

A month or so into the semester it’s been great serving in this role. I’ve attended career fairs, information sessions, and networking nights and anticipate the upcoming tailgate at the conclusion of our on-campus interviews. Throughout these events I’ve stood right next to full-time employees, answering eager questions and identifying talented prospects. At first it took me a second to realize how lucky I was that McGladrey trusted me, a senior in college, to talk on behalf of the company. This was yet another example of the care and effort the company puts into developing its interns into full-time employees. I was honored. 

UMD Pre-Interview Reception
I was certainly elated when I found out I would be joining McGladrey full-time after I graduate. Part of my excitement was founded in the relief I felt of knowing I had a job. However, more importantly came the excitement to join such a wonderful group of professionals that truly care about each other, their clients, and the community. The campus recruiting process can be vigorous and overwhelming for undergraduates, but McGladrey made a point to help me along the way.

So, as I continue to assist in my role as a Campus Brand Champion on campus, I hope to be able to provide some of that same relief to my fellow peers. The company offers so many great opportunities for college students with the Pathways Program and Internships, both of which I participated in and enjoyed thoroughly. I hope to share with other students what made those experiences so influential, keeping in mind what it means to ‘Experience the Power of Being Understood.’

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