Received a full time job after getting involved and interning though Adelphi's Accounting Recruitment program.
During my senior year, I obtained two internships, both through Adelphi. I was selected to participate in the Moxxie Network. During my first year as a Junior Moxxie member, I was matched with a mentor who was a CPA at Marcum LLP, and I was able to secure an internship there for a few months during tax season. I have renewed my membership in the Moxxie Program, and was recently informed that I am one of the first mentees to receive the Purple Pump Award for my achievements in the network.
Through Adelphi’s Accounting Recruitment program, I received two offers from the Big Four firms to intern this past summer in Tax Services. I selected an internship with Ernst & Young, and have been working there since June. It has been the most incredible and rewarding experience during which I traveled to Chicago, Orlando, and towns across Long Island. Every single day, I was given hands-on projects at work, and learned more than I ever expected. Near the end of the internship, I accepted a full time offer from Ernst & Young and will be starting in the Long Island office in the fall of 2014.
My advice to undergraduate Accounting students is simple… get involved! Recruiters love looking at resumes filled with extracurricular activities and work experience, and this also speaks to your time management skills. Also, participation in Accounting Recruitment is a must. I would not have had the opportunities I was given this past year if I did not participate. Get involved in the Accounting Society and the other business organizations on campus even as a freshman; it’s never too early to get involved!
This piece appeared in the Career Compass Fall 2013 issue.
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