Career Resources for Accounting Majors

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Semester in the Profession (SIP) Program

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What is the 150-Credit Requirement and Why Should I Consider Earning It?

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Isenberg Accounting Major Recruiting Agreement

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Isenberg Professional Development Resources

Take a look at these resources to help you learn about what’s needed to succeed in your industry.

Top Strategies for International Students Seeking Internships & Jobs in the US
Interstride

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Interstride Quick-Start Guide For International Students

Use this quick-start guide to become familiar with the job and internship features of Interstride!

Explore Careers in Your Industry

Use the Vault Guides below as well as our “Insights Into Your Industry” database search tool to explore career paths and to find top skills and hiring trends in your industry.

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Use this database and search tool to get up-to-date data on companies, job titles, and top skills for your industry.

To get started, watch our tours of this tool for undergrads or grad students to help you in your search.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)


Guides to Jobs in Your Industry

Take a look at these many guides by Vault to learn about industry trends, career paths, and more.

Vault Guide to the Top 25 Accounting Firms, 2025 Editionn

The Vault Guide to the Top 25 Accounting Firms is the most comprehensive guide to the best accounting firms to …

Vault Guide to the Top 50 Accounting Firms, 2022 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 50 Accounting Firms is the most comprehensive guide to the best accounting firms to …

Vault Guide to Accounting Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Gain Industry Skills and Experience

Check out the opportunities below for real-world experience through a company-sponsored micro-internship or take a LinkedIn course to learn valuable new skills.

Real-World Work Experience

Check out these 5-6 hour virtual work programs with Fortune 500 companies. These programs are free and can become part of your resume or even lead to a job interview!

Skilling Up with LinkedIn Learning

Look through this selection of courses from LinkedIn and learn new skills as well as brush up on in-demand business skills.

Accounting Ethics

Taught by Ajay Pangarkar
For both public and private businesses, timely and accurate financial reports are a vital part of communicating your company’s health.…

Lean Accounting Foundations

Taught by Joshua Rischin
Lean practices have long helped manufacturers eliminate waste, boost inventory turnover rates, and add customer value. Now, other industries are…

The Future of Audit

Taught by Jason Schenker
Accounting, like almost every industry, is being disrupted by new and emerging technologies. This disruption will affect auditing in unique…

Using the Time Value of Money to Make Financial Decisions

Taught by Earl Stice
Learn how understanding the time value of money can help you figure out loan payments, save for college and retirement,…

Excel for Accountants

Taught by Michael McDonald
Become a better accountant, bookkeeper, or financial analyst with Microsoft Excel. Excel can be used for profit-and-loss (P&L) reporting, forecasting…

Accounting Foundations: Understanding the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)

Taught by Denise Probert
While working in accounting or the broader financial field is often centered around numbers, dollars, and other known quantities, there…

Accounting Foundations: Internal Controls

Taught by Earl Stice
Knowingly—or unknowingly—reporting fraudulent information in your financial statements can lead to catastrophic consequences for your business. To prevent fraud, you…

Audit and Due Diligence: Priorities and Best Practices

Taught by Jason Schenker
The success of an audit is measured solely by the opinion of an independent auditor. But preparing the paperwork, people,…

Working with Recruiters to Get a Job

Taught by Jenny Foss
While most job seekers know that recruiters—or headhunters—exist, many don’t understand what recruiters do or how they can help make…

Accounting Foundations: Understanding the Accounting Cycle and Accrual-Basis Accounting

Taught by Denise Probert
How can you make sure your financial statements accurately reflect the economic activities of your company? Put a great process…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Audit and Due Diligence Foundations

Taught by Jason Schenker
Audits are a critical part of finance, but they’re not solely within the purview of CPAs. Audits and due diligence…

Accounting Ethics: Managing Mis- and Disinformation through Professional Skepticism

Taught by ProDio Audio Learning Inc.
Decision making is one of the most important factors of your professional life, and it’s a process that starts with…

Job Interview Tips for Accountants

Taught by Ajay Pangarkar
If you’re an accountant looking for a new job and you see a hiring notice that suits your skill set…

Accounting Foundations: Statement of Cash Flows

Taught by Earl Stice
Does your job require you to create or interpret statements of cash flow? This document is a key part of…

Financial Accounting Foundations

Taught by Earl Stice
Businesses can’t operate unless they know if they’re in the red or black. Without an accurate financial picture, you can’t…

Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
By adopting the principles of ethical persuasion when working with customers, colleagues, and friends, you can use the power of…

Finance and Accounting Tips

Taught by Kay Stice
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages…

PowerPoint: Designing Better Slides

Taught by Heather Ackmann
Designed for non-designers, this course introduces average business professionals to key design components and requirements for purposeful PowerPoint slide design.…

Career News & Advice

Read up on hiring trends, job search tactics, and tips from experts.

Join Clubs & Professional Orgs

Get involved by joining one of the organizations below, including Isenberg student clubs and professional organization connected to your industry and interests.

Isenberg Student Clubs

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.

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