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I read on here a while back that your career “doesn’t really start” until you graduate from college. I’ve been working in accounting for a while but am finishing my degree next year. I am currently a staff accountant and have had completed financial close, forecasting, budgeting, and internal audits. Thoughts on this? I am anticipating my salary to go up tremendously once i graduate and start on the CPA. I just don’t want to her my hopes up if this indeed is the case

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I worked part time in accounting through college. Truth is they don’t really credit that as part of your work history. I guess it depends on if you worked part time or full time and the extent of your background.

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That’s super shocking to hear. I work full time and my job allows to me to work around my school schedule. That is disappointing if that is the case!

You will likely make more money by leaving your job for a new job for recent graduates. Experience during college is just something to help sell you to potential employers.

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You mean as a college job? Or you joined the workforce out of high school and got 5 (or whatever) years of experience and then went back to school?

@EY1 thanks for the input. I will most certainly do that!

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