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  • Hit the Ground Running with Vital Excel Skills

    January 7, 2015
    Despite the importance of spreadsheet skills, many accounting students graduate without ever mastering important spreadsheet commands, such as those used with Microsoft’s Excel. Here is a list of useful spreadsheet commands and functions every accounting student should master before his or her first day of work.
  • Counting the Number of Opportunities as a Tax Accountant

    December 23, 2014
    As a student, how do you exactly know which branch of accounting is your ideal career path? You’ve spent numerous years learning various topics in accounting, but how does that translate into working in those fields? NJCPA student member Shakor Jukes takes a look at the role of the Tax Accountant.
  • A Day in the Life of an Audit Professional

    December 3, 2014
    How do you know if you are a good fit for auditing? Get an inside glimpse into the life of an auditor from NJSCPA member Marilyn Carnevale, CPA.
  • How Much Does an Accounting Professor Influence a Student’s Career Path?

    November 4, 2014
    College is a time in young people’s lives when they are making important decisions that will impact them for decades to come. Professors, due to their status and profile, are in a unique position to shape a college student’s career path.
  • Rise Above the Crowd in Your Public Accounting Interviews

    September 17, 2014
    The final step of the campus recruiting process – the interview – is the ultimate equalizer for students of varying résumé strength to explain why they rise above the rest. Here are a few tips for emerging CPAs.
  • Should You Be Paid for Your Internship?

    September 4, 2014
    Thanks to a 2013 court case, many unpaid interns have been suing former employers for back pay. It may be worthwhile for you to understand the basic labor laws surrounding unpaid internships at both the federal and state levels.
  • A Day in the Life of an Intern

    June 10, 2014
    Are you starting your first internship and don’t know what to expect? Here is a description of a typical day for an audit intern.
  • Should You Network Online or Belly to Belly?

    March 4, 2013
    The correct answer is you need to do both. And if you really want to get things done, make things happen and have a real impact, both personally and professionally, you absolutely have to get really good at belly-to-belly, in-person networking and relationship development.
  • "Tech-spectations" of Young Professionals

    March 4, 2014
    Although I am far from tech savvy, there is an inherent expectation of myself and others my age that we can solve most tech problems. Having grown up with technology, Millennials are faced with a similar expectation upon entering the accounting world.
  • It’s Not All About Technical Skills for Entry-Level Accountants

    January 7, 2014
    Starting your first job in accounting, whether in public or in industry, is an exciting and important career step. Here are some tangible things you should do that will help you stand out amongst your new colleagues.