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SAIT Tax Student Conference 2018

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME GUIDELINE

 

Johannesburg – Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand

 

STUDENT / EMPLOYER CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

Times

Presentation Description

Speaker

 

07:30 – 09:00

 

Registration

 

 

09:00 - 09:45

Early Career Path:

 

This presentation will provide a general overview of early career options for tax graduate student and recommended credentialing miles.

Keith Engel

 

09:45 - 10:30

Employer Expectations of a Young Trainee:

 

This session will entail a panel interview of senior members within various firms describing desirable attributes of young trainees.

 

Firm Panel

 

Prize-Giving

 

 

10:30 – 11:00

Tea Break

 

11:00 - 11:45

Applying for jobs:

 

This session will entail a panel interview of human resources staff within various firms describing where and how to apply for tax jobs with their firms, including “tips” and “not-to-do’s”. This session will also include recruiters.

 

Firm Panel

 

Mini Prize-Giving

 

 

11:45 - 12:30

Young Trainee Perspective:

 

This session will entail a panel interview of mid-level tax associates describing their early tax experiences with various firms.

Firm Panel

(SAIT Trainees)

 

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

 

 

13:15 – 16:00

Tax Professional for a Day Competition – Minute to Win It:

 

Teams will compete against each other in front of judges and the student audience. The best 4 teams will then battle it out for the final win of the day. They will put themselves in the shoes of a tax professional applying their knowledge and business acumen to a short tax scenario.

 

 

16:00

Winners announced!

Sponsors of prizes

 

 

 

 

 

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