Career Tools Articles


  • Do something useful this summer

    Why an internship is triple important for CPA hopefuls

    You have to start somewhere in your path to career satisfaction. Fortunately, a well-chosen internship provides the perfect place to get underway. Here’s why an internship is more valuable than... Read >

  • Peon no more

    How to go from intern to insider

    There are two kinds of interns: the ones companies want to keep, and the ones they kinda wish they never hired. Hopefully, you want to be the former. You can... Read >

  • Ambitious and nutritious

    How to succeed at being a lean, mean accounting machine

    Even though accounting and health are two words not often heard in the same sentence, don’t run to the registrar’s office and change your major to phys ed to save your waistline just yet. Here are four tips on how to stay healthy while becoming a well-seasoned CPA. Read >

  • Moving up when your GPA is down

    Despite academic struggles, you can stand out and thrive.

    Today’s college accounting students should keep a close eye on their GPA — with good reason. So what do you do if your GPA has dropped below comfortable levels and you still desire a successful career in accounting? In the face of this challenge, you can take steps to stand out despite your academic struggles. Read >

  • On your best behavior

    Etiquette tips to be top dog at the office

    Success in the workplace means more than just showing up and completing expected tasks. Office etiquette and co-worker interaction is also an important part of your workplace performance, and it isn’t always easy. Read >

  • Technology skills for the accounting student's toolbox

    Strong technical backgrounds can help aspiring CPAs stand out in the job market

    Ever-evolving technology is changing the way accountants do their jobs, and recent graduates with a background in both accounting and information technology are prized recruits. Read >

  • Bridging the gap: possible stressors from generational differences

    Avoid initial job stress caused by generational differences

    There are many potential stressors of new hires joining a firm, ranging from performing competently to mastering company software. Read >

  • Distinguishing yourself in a tough economic environment

    Tips to standing out (in a good way)

    Today’s hiring environment? Tough, may be an understatement. However, the fact remains that there are still a great deal of employment opportunities available to highly qualified candidates. The exciting news is that as a student pursuing a degree in accounting, you are well on your way to fitting into that category of desirable candidates. Read >

  • From gown to suit

    Walking off campus and into a job

    Every year, hundreds, if not thousands of students get the call from a recruiter or an interviewer: "You’ve got the job." Here’s how you, too, can wind up picking up... Read >

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