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Esther C.

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I want to be an accountant at a public accounting company in the Big Apple area.

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Esther C. Dec 29, 2018 423 views

Is it ok to give a generic answer to an interview question?

I am always stuck on the interview question asking me to tell the interviewers a time I was working in a group that I demonstrated leadership skills. The only answer I can come up with is the ghosting of a member and how I reached out to the member to resolve the problem. Is this answer too...

#job-application #interviews #career #advice

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Esther C. Jun 06, 2018 560 views

What picture is appropriate to set as your background on LinkedIn?

While updating my LinkedIn and looking at other people's profiles today, I want to know what background picture is appropriate and unique for my profile. I saw people putting a backdrop of their schools and cities. However, are those the only acceptable pictures? #career-counseling #linkedin...

#career #social-media

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Esther C. May 25, 2018 444 views

What major should I have if I want to be a fraud examiner?

I am currently an accounting major in college, but recently participating in a leadership conference, my interest in becoming a fraud examiner was re-sparked. However, a lot of the websites I came across only vaguely said to major in a fraud examination related major. Thus, I was wondering what...

#choosing-a-major #fraud-examination #cfe #accounting #majors

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Esther C. Jan 04, 2018 669 views

Are there any advice or tips on how to properly network with professional accountants?

I am a second year accounting student that have attended many career fairs, networking events, and clubs to start building the all-important connections. However, I feel I have not made much progress each time I go to a different event. My questions are generic despite how hard I try to come up...

#big-4 #accountant #networking #big4 #accounting #first-impressions

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Esther C. May 24, 2017 1198 views

What do you do working as an intern in a CPA firm?

I got an internship at a CPA firm, but am very nervous to start something so professional. Thus, I was wondering as an assistant/intern what would some of the usual and main responsibilities be at the CPA firm? #accounting #internships #accountant #cpa #quickbooks...

#career-details

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Esther C. Mar 27, 2017 712 views

Is there a career and major that pertains to both journalism and science?

As a high school student, on my way to college, I find myself oddly interested in journalism and science. Thus, I am wondering are there any jobs/careers that will allow me to perform tasks in both these areas. Additionally, what majors are be best for these interests? #career #science...

#choosing-a-major #career-choice #journalism #career-counseling #career-path #college-major

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Esther C. Mar 14, 2017 3120 views

Besides a high GPA, what extracurricular or activities do the big 4 firms like to see?

As an accounting major, my target dream employer is of course the big 4 firms. I was told recently that grades are the first thing that they look at before even considering everything else, so I am shifting gear to focus on that. However, I am now wondering what sort of extracurricular or...

#big-4 #employment #accounting #cpa #college-recruiting

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Esther C. Mar 04, 2017 638 views

Does transferring school put you behind the rest of your peers?

I want to plan accordingly to decide if I want to stay or transfer to another school for next semester. However, since a lot of the core classes that I am taking now will not be transferred (I did a little research), I am worried that I will be behind the game if I do transfer. Thus, I hope you...

#college-advisement #college-selection #college #transfer #academic-advising

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Esther C. Feb 17, 2017 784 views

How to naturally navigate a conversation with employers during career fair?

I have attended my first career fair as a freshman last fall. I prepared myself by searching about the main firms that I am interested in. However, after introducing myself, I was struggling to naturally ask questions about the company like their stocks and current events that I have researched...

#communications #career-advice #career-development #employment #career-counseling

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Esther C. Feb 04, 2017 853 views

What is the difference between finance and accounting? Is one more favorable in the job market?

Stuck between Accounting and Finance, I cannot tell the difference between these two majors after visiting so many different websites. All the websites state that both would deal with budgeting and analysis. I am now wondering what are the main differences between an accounting and finance...

#choosing-a-major #finance #accounting #college-major #job-market

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Esther C. Feb 04, 2017 800 views

What aspects on a college's resume can stand out to employers for internships?

Currently a freshman in college, I am wondering what activities I should be pursuing to appeal more to employers for internships recruitment. Are there some activities that are more heavily weighed than others? #resume #college-jobs #job-coaching #recruiting #resume-writing #college-recruiting...

#talent-recruiting

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Esther C. Jan 18, 2017 3096 views

Does an accountant get to travel a lot?

I am currently an accounting major and one thing that I desire to do is travel and work aboard. Thus, I am wondering if accountants get to travel often? What type/focus of accountants usually gets to travel? #accounting #travel #accountant #financial-accounting...

#traveling

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Esther C. Jan 03, 2017 493 views

Does commuting strip a person of their college experience?

My sister who is a dormer has always lamented to me how important it is to dorm and move away from home. She emphasized on the key phrase "college experience." Instead of listening to her, I am opting to commute because of the internships available for my major in the city. I am wondering if...

#college-selection #college-admissions #college-advice #college #college-bound

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Esther C. Dec 17, 2016 1064 views

What is the difference between public and private accounting firms?

Whenever I hear the word "accounting," my mind would immediately think of the four big four firms. I never fully understood what is the difference between the big four (public firms) and private firms that makes the big four, distinguished targeted employers. I learned before that private...

#accountant #accounting #senior-accounting-manager #financial-accounting

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Esther C. Dec 10, 2016 623 views

Does college rankings matter?

I remembered back in high school, rankings was a big thing to me. I would constantly check usnews and other websites to see where a certain school ranked before applying to it. However, now that I'm in a college that is averagely ranked, I am wondering if ranking of a college really does...

#college-admissions #student-counseling #career-counseling #counseling #college-selection #high-school-students #college-advice #college