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Jessica Carlson

Internships, job shadowing, and talking with accounting professionals are great ideas. Accounting is a varied field where a lot of different opportunities and types of work. I would also say, just because you start your career in accounting, you don't have to stay in that field forever if you end up not liking it. I started in supply chain and switched to accounting. I know people that have gone from accounting to producing or sales. I even know a histry major working as an accountant!

Think about what else interests you and make a meeting with a counselor at your school to see if you can fit in different classes or how much longer a different degree would take.

Your career can go in lots of different directions and most professionals will tell you that while your specific degree is important, it doesn't tie you to a field. Obviously some fields like medicine or becoming a CPA require certain coursework but there are lots of career options out there!

Answered 1 year ago

Jessica Carlson
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Lisa Walker

I would suggest that you look for an internship or volunteer opportunity with an accounting company or in the accounting department of a local firm. If you are unable to do that, try to find some accountants at different levels in your community to discuss what they do and what they like/dislike about their jobs. Also speak with your instructors and professors about the actual field of accounting.

Answered 2 years ago

Lisa Walker