Get Ready for Recruiting Season Guides & Advice

Professional Development

As an accounting student, you will be undergoing the recruiting process earlier than any other major. It can be daunting, especially if you are new to the process. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you get the most out of the recruiting season!

The first step you will need to do is to create and/or update your resume.
Never created one? Use our resume guide to start creating your own!

If you would like more assistance, you can visit Live Career Website, a place to help you create a resume. CSULB Career Development Center also has a guide on creating a resume; take a look at some of the samples. Word of advice: Do not include an objective in your resume.

GPA

Confused about how to calculate your GPA?

  • Accounting GPA: What does it mean and what do I include?
  • Overall GPA: Where can I find my overall GPA?
  • Major GPA: I’m an accounting major; how does this differ from my Accounting GPA?
Having a strong cover letter is sometimes even more important than your resume. A cover letter is often your first chance at making a good impression with a potential employer. Making sure your cover letter frames your best qualities and demonstrates your ability to add value to a firm will help to ensure your resume will get considered.
Knowing how to appropriately dress in business professional attire is crucial to your future career success. This style of dress is what you will wear for interviews and many formal recruiting events. Not only do you have to demonstrate your thorough understanding of professional attire in the accounting industry, but you also have to know how to stand out among a sea of suits.