OUR THOUGHTS ON:

Kids at Work (or is that Play?)

Human Resources|Marketing

By Sean Smith

Schneider Downs Hosts Takes Your Kids to Work Day 2011The halls of Schneider Downs were a bit louder and livelier than usual on April 28th, as the firm once again celebrated “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

In Pittsburgh, more than 50 children of Schneider Downs employees joined the fun. This year’s event included activities that were designed to be engaging, yet also informative. This year’s activities included mock interviews to help children understand their talents, an accounting-themed Jeopardy game show and even a discussion about how to build a resume (through an exercise inspired by Sponge Bob Square Pants). Of course, lunch with their parent was another highlight of the day.

In Columbus, the day kicked off with a treasure hunt around the office, where the children had to seek out SD employees and ask them a question from their treasure maps. After their hunt was through, they went over to the Ohio Statehouse and went into the Senate/House meeting room. When they returned, marketing did a presentation on “Create Your Business Card for the Future.” The children had to consider what they wanted to be when they grew up and then had to create a business card.

While the objective for the day is to help children better understand what their parents do at work every day, the firm also strives to create an environment that is fun and interactive.

“The timing for `Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ is really ideal for accounting firms,” explained Michael Collins, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and one of the leaders for the day. “At the conclusion of a long busy season, it’s a great opportunity to sit back and enjoy watching our children learn about what we do for a living. Honestly, I think this day is as valuable for the parents as it is for the kids.”

Schneider Downs wishes to thank all of the children for making this year’s event a success.

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