Accounting Today: Maximizing your final college semester

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Christine Smith, professor of practice in accounting and assistant director of the BSM/Master of Accounting program, contributed an article to Accounting Today about things students can do to make the most of their final college semester. The article includes tips for students as they finish their studies and prepare to begin their careers.

As graduation approaches, it’s a great time to solidify past relationships with faculty and peers at your institution. Make it a goal to set up a few coffee/lunch/dinner dates over the course of the semester with folks who have played a special role in shaping your college experience. Use the occasion to thank them for the guidance and mentorship they provided and to communicate your short- and long-term plans. You never know where life will take you or whom you might need to turn to in the future for a job reference, career advice or simply someone to talk to. Cultivating your past connections is a smart idea.

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