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Career Exploration Assignment
This assignment requires to review UMGC Career Services, including UMGC Career Quest, to see how these services may be of value to you. You will visit the site (https://www.umgc.edu/current-students/career-services/careerquest.cfm) and toolbox ( https://careerquest.umgc.edu/hub/umgc-careerquest/resources/career-tool-box). NOTE: If you wish, you can create an account on Career Quest to perform some job searches related to our course.
- Section I – Career Goals. In this section, please explain your academic & career goals. Explain how our course, ACCT 326 Accounting Information Systems, relates to your academic and career goals. You may make references to your pursuit of certifications such as the CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA (ISACA), CGAP (IIA) certifications, and/or graduate programs (such as a Master’s degree or Doctoral of Business Administration). This section should be two paragraphs long (one for your academic goals and one for your career goals).
- Section II – Review of UMGC Career Services. In this section, you will document your experiences with our career services function. You should speak about the services offered and the resources provided to students. This discussion should be related to your career goals. This section should be two paragraphs long (one for your academic goals and one for your career goals).
- Section III – Review the Accounting & Finance Forum. (https://careerquest.umgc.edu/hub/umgc-careerquest/group/accounting-and-finance-community-hub/about/). If you are not a member, you will need to join the group. Review this group and provide your opinions regards the Resources & Events section. Also, provide a set of recommendations to improve the site. This section should be two paragraphs long (one for your opinions and one for your feedback per this site).
- Section IV – Review of Accounting-Related Associations. Associations like AICPA, ISACA, ACFE, and others provide a wealth of information for its members regarding internal controls, fraud prevention, security, and accounting best practices. Membership fees for these associations are relatively inexpensive considering the resources that they provide. Select an organization/association from the Course-Related Websites that interests you and explain how they can help you with your career. Be sure to include specifics.
- Page Length: Your response should not exceed two pages. Each paragraph must be singled spacing with double-spacing between paragraphs. No separate Cover Page or Title Page is needed; however, you must include the title of your assignment as a heading on the first page.
- Headings: You will need to use headings (short, brief, and centered) to separate each area of your paper. Your headings should have an appropriate title, not something like Section III.
- Margins & Font Sizes: Use standard margins (minimum .5″; maximum 1.5″) and standard font size (minimum 10 point; maximum 12 point) in your paper.
- Writing Style: APA7 is the preferred writing style. Please consult the UMGC Effective Writing Center (http://www.umgc.edu/writingcenter/index.cfm) for assistance regarding formatting your paper and references via APA7.