11/22/12

Hi there,

Please review my experience portion. I didn't include any of my activities/leadership because I am still working on it.

First Experience - Non-Profit Org
Second Experience - Gov't
Third Experience - School/Volunteer

I will be applying for my MACC for Fall 2013 so that I may be CPA eligible, but till then I wish to find an internship at a local Public Accounting firm.

www.razume. com/documents/28595

Thank you

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11/22/12

proper link please.

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11/22/12

sorry bout that, i forgot to mention that the I can't post a full link. There is a space b/w razume. and com

12/3/12

bnkim:
sorry bout that, i forgot to mention that the I can't post a full link. There is a space b/w razume. and com

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11/22/12

For the lazy: http://www.razume.com/documents/28595

Not sure why it won't let you post the proper link...

11/22/12

Anyways, key piece of advice: quantify your achievements. Add specific numbers to give more detail about what you accomplished during your past internships. Right now most bullets sound too vague but adding hard numbers will be a major improvement.

11/22/12

most recruiting has already been wrapped up by now. that being said, you have some good experience, but I agree you should quantify the bullet points and make each one longer (try to have 3 bullet points per experience maximum but each bullet point can be 1.5-2 lines).

11/22/12
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