At this point in the MAcc program, students are finishing midterm exams and are in the midst of first-round interviews for full-time positions at public accounting firms. The first seven-week term of the program been certainly been a whirlwind, so this is a good opportunity to sit back and reflect on all that has been happening as well as share some advice for future students. Here are my 5 Recruiting Rs: #1: Reflect
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Last week I had the opportunity to attend not one, but two Operations related Career Conference events and they were awesome! First, there was the Annual "Links Symposium" sponsored by the Operations and Logistics Management Association, and I volunteered to help organize this event, being a member of OLMA myself.
About a year ago I read this quote from Mark Twain (emphasis mine): “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Fall quarter hosts a huge recruitment rush (don't worry though - there are opportunities in the winter and spring too!), so it's good to be a well polished interviewee. I've decided to dedicate this blog post to sharing what I've found to be helpful while interviewing, and you'll get a few tips from Jenna Koch, another MAcc student that went through interviews this fall!
It's funny how "I told you so" is such a common phrase in our lexicon. It's as if no matter how much YOU think you know, someone always knows more. There is always some wise sage that seems to elude you that everyone else has access to. Thus when you finally catch up to what everyone else seemed to know but you, those words are haunting and taunting you off in the distance.