Virtual Career Connections
About this Event
*The Accounting Society and Career Center will be hosting a SPRING Career Connections event that will be held virtual on handshake. 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 virtual setting. The event will be held via firm's individual Zoom and Microsoft Teams links. Students will be able to sign up to meet 1:1 with recruiters and professionals from their desired firms. Firm schedule and RSVP links will be available on 9/7.
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.
Spring 2021 Virtual Career Connections - General Information
DATE & TIME:
Spring 2021 Virtual Career Connections will be February 24th, 2021 from 4 PM - 7:30 PM. The event will take place on the Handshake platform. Students will be able to select ten minute time slots to speak with recruiters from different firms of their choosing. Students can register between now and February 22. We suggest that students continue to check the event in Handshake up until the deadline as more firms will continue signing up. We also suggest students begin building their schedules as early as possible to reserve their ideal time slots. We are asking that students have a complete Handshake profile and an updated resume uploaded. The Accounting Society will be hosting an introduction through the AS zoom link at 3:30 PM to go over logistics and answer any questions. Additionally, students that are attending the event can upload their resume into the directory. The resume directory will be sent to all firms attending the event.
Link to sign up for the event: Virtual Career Connections
Link to the pre-event zoom meeting: Zoom Meeting
Several of the Board members will be hosting an interview preparation session on Wednesday, February 17th 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.
Interview Prep Zoom Link
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.