I am currently awaiting hearing from Masters programs which I plan to enroll in this upcoming summer/fall (I have already heard from one so I definitely will be attending a MAC program). I was wondering if anyone had advice for me in potentially landing a spring internship for the upcoming months before an program would begin. I am a non-accounting undergrad but did take intro courses for managerial and financial accounting (although I would undoubtedly be quite rusty). I have tried contacting firms but none have been very receptive. I would love to hear if anyone else did or had heard of others doing something similar and how they went about/ methods that might be better than simply sending a resume and cover letter to different firms.
Congratulations on being accepted to a MAcc program!
There are several articles on ThisWayToCPA about landing an internship that you might find interesting. Take a look at the Career Tools section for articles that are specific to internships and how to use them to kick start your future career.
Or, read over a chat we had with a leading campus recruiter on internships...Bridget O’Malley, recruiter extraordinaire of Protiviti explains what makes a candidate stand out and how to be more proactive when seeking out and working in an internship.
Another good read is “Distinguishing Yourself in a Tough Economic Environment.“
We encourage you to use the resources available to you on the ThisWayToCPA, which includes using this community as a place to get advice from your peers.
Best of luck!
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