"Why not have a choice in what you do? ... If you prepare ahead of time, you will have options and be able to do something you want to do instead of just having to take whatever job you can get because you have to have it. Why not say 'I am going to take charge and choose where I would want to go. I may not use it, or I may not use it right now, but it gives me the flexibility to do what I want to do and take care of my family.'"
"Accounting is a profession where women can have a flexible work environment that lends itself well to blending family and work responsibilities. Women can find reasonable employers that allow them to drop what they are doing, take care of a family emergency, and pick up later in the day where they left off."
“Today's accounting profession offers so many opportunities for women. There are so many choices a woman can make with an accounting degree and the profession allows for a great deal of flexibility. Public accounting offers a variety of specialties such as audit, tax, bookkeeping, and consulting. And the demand for accountants continues to grow!”
Business professionals understand the value of networking and communication.
As you build an Accounting career, you are creating your own networks for relationships
and communication. One way to think of networking and communication might be to recognize
them as a kind of asset. Your house and property are real estate assets. Your money
and investments are financial assets. Networking and communication are social assets.
Your academic scholarship prepares you with specific skill sets with which to enter the Accounting career. Your mentoring is preparing you with the basic understanding of how to navigate your desired position in the Accounting profession. A third area for a business professional to consider developing is social acumen because your networking and communication capabilities can integrate you into the Accounting world.
Come gain insight into how you can enhance your networking and communication talents.
Monthly mentoring is held from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in room WB 146G on the following dates:
January 25, 2017 - Q & A