About this Event
*The Accounting Society and Career Center will be hosting a FALL Career Connections event that will be held in-person(Tentatively). Please see details to the right.*
Every Fall semester, the Accounting Society hosts the Career Connections. This trade-show style event places CSUSM Accounting Society members in front of public accounting and information firms, private industry companies, and governmental agencies in the thick of the accounting recruiting season. Firm and company representatives attending Career Connections include professionals at all levels of accounting from new hires to partners and principals, often accompanied by HR recruiters.
This Fall semester we will be providing our Career Connections event through a in-person setting. The event will be held on campus at CSUSM. Students will be able to meet 1:1 with recruiters and professionals from their desired firms. Firm schedule and RSVP will be available on 7/8.
Attending our Career Connections event is an important step in the recruiting process. This is your opportunity to meet many potential employers, and make a positive and lasting impression. Because most firms begin recruiting very early, it is crucial to attend as many events like Career Connections and meet professionals as early in your academic career as possible.
This point cannot be overemphasized. The sooner firm recruiters and professionals get to know and remember you, the easier it will be to secure a job before graduation. It’s never too late; even if you are attending your first Career Connections just prior to graduation. Every person you meet, and every conversation you have will increase your opportunities of obtaining and succeeding at interviews. Although an event like Career Connections can be intimidating, as you attend more events, you will become more comfortable networking with professionals. Therefore, it is critical to get a head start in the recruiting process.
This book is the perfect way to learn about firms and what they offer our students!
Firms will be able to access the resumes of students that sign up to speak with them. We ask that all students have a complete Handshake profile and an updated resume uploaded to Handshake.
Fall 2021 Virtual Career Connections - General Information
DATE & TIME:
FALL 2021 Career Connections will be October 7, 2021 from 5:30PM - 8:00 PM. The event will take place on-campus this semester. Students will be able to speak with recruiters from different firms of their choosing. Students can register between now and October 7th. We are asking that students will provide their own resume but we plan to have a resume directory. The resume directory will be sent to all firms attending the event.
Link to sign up for the event: Career Connections
Several of the Board members will be hosting an interview preparation session on Wednesday, October 6th at 5 PM. The session will go over common interview questions, best practices, and interview conduct. Attendees can also practice answering questions and getting feedback on answers.
Link to add resume to resume directory: Career Center
Instructions to add resume:
Accounting Society & The Career Center - Powerpoint
This is a professional event which requires you to dress in business formal attire. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your attire, please reach out to any Executive Board member.