I Want to Switch my Major to Accounting. But my GPA is Ruined.


From the mailbag: My name is Daniel and I am currently undeclared in my engineering school, but I am in the process of changing my major to Business Administration. The reason I want to change is because I am tired of getting C’s in engineering courses and being happy about it since they are challenging…

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#1 Worst Accounting Resume Mistake I See This Year


Over the past few weeks I’ve been reviewing accounting resumes like crazy helping people gear up for career fairs and interviews! Here is the #1 worst mistake I’ve seen! Should your resume be longer than one page? Here is a discussion I jumped into in one of the best accounting student groups on LinkedIn. Here was the question: And here were the…

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Public Accounting: Audit or Tax? Here Are The Pros & Cons!

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The age old question for every young accounting student asks, “What Line Of Business Should I Chose In Public Accounting: Audit or Tax?” For me the answer was simple, and here’s why. Logic, evidence, reason = Audit Rules, legislations, research = Tax Things need to make sense in my brain. I don’t find opinions interesting unless…

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The Truth About Why You Failed Your Accounting Interview


Last week, I wrote an article on whether you should re-apply to companies after being rejected. Mueed shared an interesting comment which you need to understand this fall if you will be interviewing… So are you saying, once you land the interview, you pass all these tests?: -Your timing to start didn’t work for the…

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Comprehensive Guide to Accounting Career Fairs


“Don’t be afraid to sneak into another University” – Andrew Argue How to Dress at Accounting Career Fairs Males Wear a suit and tie. Make sure the suit fits and my personal recommendation on the tie, is a Windsor knot (check out the video below). I’d also recommend not dressing like the next Gordon Gecko…

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28 Interview Questions the Big 4 Ask Before Hiring You (Q&A eBook Included)

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This is an excerpt from the course Get Hired From Big 4 Accounting Firms, enjoy! Click here for the short version of 42-page “The Interview” eBook or the full version. “Office Visits” Before we get into the exact accounting interview questions they’ll ask, as I mentioned in the podcast, the office visit isn’t what I…

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If You Experience An Accounting Firm Rejection, Should You Re-Apply?


This article on accounting firm rejection is part two in our New Fall series “Notes From The Recruiting Trail”. Don’t miss the first article on the timing of accounting firms hiring efforts and how to reach out to all firms (not just those on campus). From the mailbag: Dear Mr. Argue, Hi. I am Ricky,…

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Notes From The Recruiting Trail (NFRT Part 1)

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Fall recruiting is the busiest time of the year for accounting firms. It’s when the plan on selecting the most interns and full-time hires. I received a huge spike in questions this time of year. So over the next couple of weeks/months, I’ll be covering these questions and at the end of the article I’ll…

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Millennial Accountants Don’t Want A Corner Office With A View


Earlier this week, Jody Padar wrote an article in Accounting Today about millennial accountants and I want to share a bit of it with you today. And it raises the question: What do young people and new hires to the profession want their career to look like? I am always encouraging people who use my…

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Should I Quit Beta Alpha Psi?


From the Mailbag “Should I Quit Beta Alpha Psi”: Hi Andrew, I hope this message finds you well. I have a situation I was hoping you could help me with. Thanks to your program I was able to land a tax accountant position with McGladrey last semester. I have been involved with Beta Alpha Psi…

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#1 Thing You Need To Get Hired In Accounting This Fall Semester

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Summer is over! Basically. I know, you’re sad. But it’s time to get excited! This could be the semester where you land an internship with a major accounting firm. Or maybe even a full-time offer. Then you’ll be able to relax while finishing your degree and they would pay for all your CPA review products!…

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I saw another student had a 3.99 GPA. Mine was 3.23, I thought it was over. I got the internship, he didn’t.

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Fall recruiting can be stressful experience. I remember thinking:

“I’m going to be about $50K in debt when I graduate, I need to pay that back. I MUST find a job.”

I was determined. I’m sure you can relate.

This is the most important part

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10 Must Know Audit Acronyms For Your First Year in Public Accounting


I remember my first internship with PwC, I was so nervous. I may be The Bean Counter today but back in the day, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. The first week on a client, my senior kept saying: “check the P&L, check the P&L, check the P&L” I had absolutely…

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How to Pass the CPA Exam in 7 months (and fail at least once)

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The CPA exam is hard, really hard.

But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you can’t pass, and quick.

When I took the exam, I was determined to pass in 6 months, it took me 7, and I failed one section, audit.

Funny enough, that was the type of worked I went on to do…

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The Top 10 Excel Tricks Every 1st Year Needs in Their Arsenal (VIDEO)


From the mailbag: Hey Andrew, I wanted to follow up with you in regards to the webinar yesterday. I really enjoyed it. I recently discovered The Bean Counter and am really glad that I did. I really like all of the information that you put out and I am looking forward to continue following you.…

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