internships

<p>Does everyone in accounting major has internships opportunity in hiisdale?</p>

<p>"In" Hillsdale the city? No, not likely.</p>

<p>For the summer and elsewhere? Likely. Especially unpaid internships. Hey, experience counts. </p>

<p>Come senior year, accounting majors have some of the best job prospects; on-campus recruitment is largely a phenomenon for business majors. The rest need to network and make their own path. </p>

<p>I highly recommend accounting as a major doubled-up with a good liberal arts major/ minor (English, Poli Sci / History / Econ) or a foreign language.</p>

<p>"Come senior year, accounting majors have some of the best job prospects; on-campus recruitment is largely a phenomenon for business majors"</p>

<p>Does you also include Econ majors in that ? :)</p>

<p>Not really. </p>

<p>Marketing management, accounting and foreign languages can all be applied immediately and thus are very attractive to employers. Even finance at Hillsdale isn't as numbers-based as it could be vs. other schools, and thus suffers a bit for placement (though the most successful '09 grad I know [by far] majored in finance). Economics at Hillsdale requires accounting and calculus, so it can work, but you'd best emphasize that on the resume (and have A's in them to boot). </p>

<p>Seldom is the first job out of college the "dream job," but those first stepping stones count, especially In This Economy [ITE]. No matter the major, it's never too early to start thinking where one wants to end up and what steps one can take during undergrad to lay a good foundation. That's why internships are great, and are just as important an investment as the schooling (i.e., [expensive] summer studies abroad, [expensive] summers in the big city paying one's dues at good companies, etc.).</p>

<p>Even for those going on to grad school (a huge chunk of Hillsdale students), it's never too early to plan.</p>

<p>"Learning how to learn" and "learning about the true and beautiful and good", etc. is the Hillsdale paradigm, and I have no doubts about it or regrets, but students shouldn't entirely dismiss practicality. "Oh, I'll just go to law school" is dying a well-deserved, painful death (just don't tell anyone entering this fall), and MBA and soft graduate degrees along with it. Planning to be marketable IMMEDIATELY upon graduation is a wise move ITE, and the business majors and hard sciences go a whole lot farther than the social sciences. </p>

<p>(Disclosure: This is coming from a Poli Sci major who never volunteered on a single political campaign despite being at Hillsdale for the '02 and '04 election cycles [the latter of which, you may recall, was a doozy]. That was dumb. Trust me.)</p>

<p>Study hard, network like crazy (especially with Hillsdale alums), share your dreams with your profs (they want you to succeed and can help in the craziest of ways), never expect a thing out of career services (this is true at Hillsdale, every school in the United States, the world over, and the entire universe), and graduation will be a finish line rather than a brick wall.</p>

<p>This has been helpful thank you :)</p>