My major is Accounting and I was delighted our campus hosted Accounting Career Night, back in the fall.
About six weeks before the event, I dusted off my resume from four years prior, and brought it into the Career Development Center. Even though my resume and cover letter had been checked over by at least five other people, the staff took both documents to the next level. The resume is your snapshot, and if there are any errors, you are moved to the wrong pile. Multiple revisions of my resume and cover letter allowed me to confidently pass them along to hiring companies. I did not use their additional services (practice interviews, job search help etc.) only because I have participated in those activities before at another Career Center.
I cannot tell people enough about the importance of preparation in this area of life. I learned the hard way. I have had many poor interviews; but I learned valuable lessons every time. The result of the help I received from the Career Development Center was twice as good as I dreamed. I earned a full-time Staff Accountant position at the accounting firm, Moss Adams LLP. (I start September 2013) in addition to a Tax Internship at CliftonLarsonAllen (Tax season 2013). It is important to have a goal. I think most of us do, we are in college. A goal without a plan is just a dream; go to the Career Center!
-Dani A., BA Accounting
(To Dani’s credit, she came to the Accounting Night event with polished resume in hand, dressed like she was going to a job interview, and in full professional mode! Way to go, Dani!)