Second in our ongoing series of profiles of major recruiters and association representatives.
Name: Nancy Hudson
Title: Campus Recruiting Manager
Organization: Ernst & Young LLP
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Education/Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, LaTrobe University, Australia; Chartered Accountant
My life before Ernst & Young: The first job that taught me time management skills was working as a server and bartender. I was able to apply these skills while studying for my CA and articling. After high school, I travelled around Australia and many parts of Europe, working whenever the opportunity arose. I was fortunate to land a job in the Greek Islands for four months. I love meeting new people from all over the world, and being campus recruiting manager allows me to talk to people with different backgrounds and experiences every day.
Where I am today: I am responsible for the Vancouver office’s campus recruiting, which includes hiring 40 to 60 new CA students each year. My job offers me variety— one day I’ll be on campus hosting a kickball tournament, and the next talking to a group of 300 students about the merits of the CA profession. I am also a manager in our firm’s Assurance practice during audit season. I’ve worked on a large variety of assurance clients, including entrepreneurial businesses and large brokerage firms. I completed three short-term secondments with Ernst & Young – two in Toronto working in financial services, and one out of Boston working on a US brokerage firm.
In my spare time: I am a soccer fanatic and have played since the age of five. I normally take vacation during the World Cup so I don’t miss any games. This year I was on maternity leave with my son Vinnie, and we were able to watch some of the games together. My husband is an excellent chef and I’m lucky to come home to his delicious creations.
Interesting fact: I have a wiener dog named Frank who placed second in his heat at the Weiner Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver.