Of all the skills you gain while recruiting, networking is probably the one that will be the most challenging for some, but will help you the rest of your career. Networking means to develop contacts or exchange info with others as to further a career.
- On campus organizations: most universities have an accounting club or Beta Alpha Psi that offers a career fair or end of the year networking banquet
- State societies: Join your state society and get involved with other student and professional members
- Other organizations: There are a number of professional accounting organizations that offer regular networking opportunities. These may include ASWA, IMA, NABA, ASCEND, and many more!
- Students and professors: Simply networking with others in your situation will help your job hunt. It may not be now, but down the road your classmate could be hiring! Also, professors know the recruiters on your campus and can help you get connected.