Top 100 firm Baker Newman Noyes recently held their third annual 'Pre-Internship' Three-Day Experience in Portland, Maine last month, bringing in 40 accounting students from across New England.

Started in 2015 and built specifically for students looking to explore careers in public accounting, the program incorporates social and volunteer activities to help students learn about working and living in the area.

“[The] Three-Day Experience is really a creative solution to a common challenge: recruitment," said Jennifer Harnish, BNN's director of human resources, per a statement. "By allowing students to experience our people and our work, we’re able to clear up misconceptions about our profession, generate interest in Baker Newman Noyes, and share with students the benefits of a career in public accounting. For most students, knowing exactly what kind of opportunity exists after graduation can be a major motivation while they are still in school.”

Students participated in a range of activities over the three-day event, including group and one-on-one discussions with BNN staff, receiving quality headshots from a professional photographer, and exploring the city of Portland at night. Students also saw BNN's commitment to public service by volunteering with the United Way of Greater Portland to help clean two local YMCA facilities.

Students took on BNN staff in a friendly bowling competition in Portland.
Students took on BNN staff in a friendly bowling competition in Portland. BNN

For more on Baker Newman Noyes, head to the firm's site here.

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