Good night nurse, we get a lot of emails during recruiting season. In order to answer as many questions as possible, we'll do a lightning round of sorts each week so none of the little grasshoppers out there feel left out. Have a question about recruiting season? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Recruiting Season Questions" in the subject line.
I am a former Big 4 intern from the summer of 2012 and had a question regarding this upcoming summer. I recently signed an offer for a full-time advisory position starting in the fall of 2013 and was wondering what is typically done for employment during the summer? Since I am not an accounting major, I don't qualify to study for the CPA exam and have no real plans. Do I apply to other internships knowing that I can't accept an offer from them in the future? Should I notify potential employers during the interview process of my situation?
I’m currently a senior in the accounting program at Metropolitan State University Denver. I am interested in working for one of the Big 4 in Denver but really have no idea where to start. I currently have a 3.79 GPA and have worked as a Jr. Accountant at a private company for over a year. Do I have to be recruited in order to work at a Big 4? I don’t think any of the Big 4 recruit from my school either. I’ve been looking into an MBA program to start next fall – would this be more beneficial for getting in with a Big 4?
Speaking of recruiting season. I just got rejected by a Big 4 for a risk assurance position in a specific industry line. They didn't think my background matched the particular industry that I interviewed for. What are the chances that they would consider me for another risk assurance or assurance jobs available? I have a 1+ yrs experience in general audit without any concentration in a specific industry.
I interned at a Big Four firm this past summer, and I received a full-time offer. However, after returning to campus this fall I have been bothered for referrals from other students that I do not necessarily want to refer. That part is simple, I just ignore them.However, one student is persistent and has even sent me an e-mail asking for contact information for ANYBODY in the firm. Do I give her contact information for a recruiter even though I do not feel comfortable referring this person, or do I tell her "Sorry, no can do"?