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Old 01-13-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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I lived in Tifton/Chula for 20 years, graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a business administration associate's degree, and then went to Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. I'll graduate in either December or May with my Bachelor's degree in Accounting and am wondering how useful that's going to be. My GPA will probably be around 3.4. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do with it yet and am open to anything, but am Especially looking for a job that would pay me a decent amount (25-35k) and kind of show me the ropes of the profession, as I have no prior experience in actual accounting offices and the likes. I really Don't want to have to move to Atlanta or any larger city really, or any place with really high rent costs. Do I have any hope of being able to stay in the area I'm in now and find a job like the one I've described?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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apply for any and all federal employment. IRS for example. try local governments around the state. GA has 159 of them with counties alone nevermind towns and cities. atlanta costs to much to live there and work on an entry wage even if you can find one.

if you get in a big jam with school loans, and get desperate, there is the military. sometimes loans are forgiven if you are serving.

a headhunter friend of mine in az says the going thing with accountants is forensic accounting.

no matter what, you need the CPA to ever make a go of it. but u know that i'm sure.

good luck.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Default Forensic Accounting Internship

Hello,

You mentioned you know a headhunter in AZ who says forensic accounting is the going thing. This is the field I would love to specialize in. Keep in mind, I am willing to get my start anywhere as an accounting intern.
I am at the end of my Junior year, majoring in Accounting at Linfield College here in Oregon. Set to graduate summer 2010. I have my associate of arts degree already. I would appreciate any networking opportunites with that person.

I have been applying for internships all over the Portland area, IRS etc. Very important to intern in the accounting field.

Thank you in advance.
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