Publication Date

1-1-2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Webber, Sally

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Accountancy

Abstract

This study investigated three focused areas of accountancy smdents' perceptions. The three areas were the sources of accounting career information, the characteristics and qualities necessary to succeed in the profession, and the factors influencing acceptance of a job offer. The characteristics within the profession were grouped into three categories~ these being public accounting, private industry, and governrnentJnot-for-profit. Moreover, all three categories were teSted for gender differences. The results reveal that Northern Illinois University accountancy students have a strong understanding ofwhat is available in the job market. However, the study also reveals that professors, recruiters, advisors, and the Department of Accountancy itself could be more effective resources for NIU accountancy students.

Extent

52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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