It's that season! Many of you are starting new internships this summer and you want to make a great impression. There are so many things to consider when doing an internship and it can be overwhelming if this is your first professional job. I would suggest you read my old post, Internship Do's and Don'ts before starting. Now let's be clear, being a good intern is cool but it's not enough. You want to set yourself a part and show that you are worthy of that full time offer. Here are my top three ways to stand out as an intern.
The time has finally come for you to walk (or strut) across that stage and turn your tassel. You've worked tirelessly for this moment and it's finally here. Now that you've earned your degree in accounting, you probably have a cute little idea about how your future will play out. Here are a couple of things to consider.
Ahhhh, finally Spring is upon us. Besides losing an hour of sleep and those dreaded inch worms that plague the streets, Spring is one of the best times of year. For college students, however, this time of year may not be so gleeful. By now, you are realizing that you may need to get an A on the final and do extra credit, just to pass the class. Maybe you're questioning why you decided to major in accounting in the first place. With those add/drop dates lurking around the corner- now is the time to decide if you should quit or keep going.
So if you can't tell by now- it's officially busy season. The work days are getting longer, the weekends are becoming non existent, and you are feeling overwhelmed with your growing "to-do" list. While there is no escaping the fact that busy seasons are hard work, they do not have to be as brutal as you often hear them being described. With proper planning and balanced expectations, we will all make it out of this busy season in one piece.
You studied day and night, stopped drinking, stopped hanging out with friends and spent so much time in the library that people knew not to sit in your unofficial assigned seat. Yet somehow, you still did not pass the exam. Although I am sure life feels as though it is ending, as someone who knows firsthand-surely it is not. Here are a few of the ways you can overcome exam failure.
Okay, so I recognize it has been a while since the last blog and I sincerely apologize. I have been prepping for the CPA exam and had to abandon all life outside of studying. Now that I have finished testing, let's talk career moves. I meet a lot of students who know they want to move into public accounting, but struggle to decide between audit and tax. Let's break down a few differences.
If you find yourself seven hours in on a two-hour budget, you may need to assess your time management skills. Managing my time on projects has been a real struggle. I have gone over budget more times than I like to admit. I was even hesitant to cover this topic because I know that time management did not come natural to me, but thankfully there is hindsight. In assessing my own time management skills, I realize where I've been going wrong and want to help you avoid making the same mistakes.
At last, the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to peek through the clouds and your college career is coming to a close. If you played your cards right, you already have a job offer lined up and a plan to finish strong. However, if you are headed into this final year with few job prospects and having a "come to Jesus moment" about your future, no worries. This time, two years ago I was in your shoes so let's walk through this together....