First Year Accounting

Learn more about your future in accounting as a first-year student.

There are many ways to explore careers, apply your skills, and pursue your dreams at W. P. Carey. Our accounting community will provide you with on-demand career support and direction at every stage of your career management journey. Bookmark this page and return throughout the year to see what you need to know (and do!) now and later. Here you’ll find resources, advice, events, personal connections, and other career opportunities — created and curated for first-year accountancy and corporate accounting students.

  • Accountancy

    Dive into accountancy while developing critical thinking, team-building, communication, and information technology skills through an immersive program that gives you a competitive edge upon graduation. With a W. P. Carey business degree in accountancy, explore careers related to consulting, corporate finance, financial analysis and planning, public and private accounting, tax strategy, benefits management, venture capital, and more.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Corporate Accounting

    Focus on managerial accounting as you build a portfolio of marketable business skills, in areas such as strategic financial planning, corporate compliance, and decision making. With this 100% online business degree from W. P. Carey, you will be prepared to take the Certified Management Accountant exam, as well as the Chartered Global Management Accountant exam, sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

Identify what’s now and next in your journey

Remember, career management is a lifelong process — and every effective plan starts with a thoughtful strategy. Learn more about career management at W. P. Carey, and the other key elements of your journey. This page includes relevant ways to move forward based on your current year and career path.

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What You Need to Know

Explore targeted perspectives written for you by career experts. Updated throughout the year, this content is designed to match your current needs and delivered when you need it most.

Career Courses

Explore the curriculum that launches W. P. Carey careers. Timed and designed to align with your program of study, you will engage in courses that directly support your career confidence, capabilities, and prospects.

WPC 148 Intro to Career Development

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Building career skills, interests and strengths as a college student. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; minimum 12 hours; Pre- or…


Featured Resources

These resources have been specifically curated to aid you in your career goal setting and job search.

Vault Guides

Vault Guides offer detailed industry overviews and outlooks to help you dig into your research, make career decisions, and prepare for interviews.

Vault Career Guide to Accounting, Third Edition

Accounting is often ranked as one of the most desirable professions available—including being ranked as one of the top 50 …

Vault Guide to the Top 50 Accounting Firms, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 50 Accounting Firms rates more than 100 top firms in the accounting industry. We …

Vault Guide to Accounting Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Student Organizations

Joining student clubs and organizations comes with many benefits. Develop leadership skills, learn to work in a team, add new connections to your network, and more. To view club events, click on Learn more within each club listing.

ASU Mentor Network

Mentoring makes a difference. Connect with ASU alums and community members to access support for your own professional development and gain career insights from people who've been there.

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  • Director of Business Development Tempe Chamber of Commerce

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Faculty/Staff
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Fred Amador

Professional (non-alumni)
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  • Staff Ernst and Young Financial Services Offices
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  • Client Services Human Resources Generalist Oasis