Strategies & Information:
Volunteer at non-profit organizations and build a network of contacts in the non-profit sector.
Earn good grades. Grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person's work ethic.
Potential employers place a big emphasis on strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrate these skills by having a well-rounded background.
Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.
Develop excellent computer skills.
Learn to work well within a team.
Develop strong communication skills.
Gain work experience and learn information about careers through internships. Consider completing internships in the spring semster, not just summer term.
Join Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary fraternity for accounting and finance information professionals, to gain knowledge about the accounting profession.
Certifications available through the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Institute of Management Accountants may increase job marketability in some areas of accounting.
Accounting students should develop their analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills. Develop high ethical standards.
Accuracy and attention to detail are important traits for accountants.
Accounting is a versatile degree. Students who graduate with a major in accounting may find jobs in many areas of business including: banking, financial planning, sales, production management, client management, product development, procurement, and general management.
General Information and Strategies
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