By: Lorel Durant
The National Association of Black Accountants Lincoln University chapter held its final panel discussion and awards ceremony last Thursday.
The panel discussion focused on trends in the workworld and how diversity in coperate America.
“Having a job as an employee is different from interviews. Just make sure you fit in,” said Yemisi Ibidapo, Lincoln University graduate.
The panelist also went in depth on difficulties thet faced before geting their desired positions.
“You must lern how to sell yourself on an interview. That was tough for me, but don’t quit on yourself,” said Eva Ovadje, professional from Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler also known as KPMG U.S. tax audit and advisory service.
N.A.B.A. has a strong tradition of success at Lincoln university. Almost all of its members get interships with Delottite Touche Tomatsu, Ernest and Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers also known as the big four.
According to The Center for American Progress persons of color make up one-third of the labor force.
“This is a serious issue within corperate America, N.A.B.A. president Maxwell Moomba said, “this program is designed to empower everyone.”
Despite statistics, students do not feel deterred in any way.
“I see people form Lincoln doing it. So I know it can be done,” said junior accounting major, Igory Nnani.