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RE: The Accounting Career Data Sheet
I felt compelled to respond, lest anything negative happens if I didn't.


(04-04-2017 07:58 PM)Pollito Wrote:  Question -

Does anyone who's already spent some time in accounting have experience with teaching night/weekend accounting classes as a part time instructor/lecturer/adjunct faculty? If so, what should I expect in getting into it, and what are your thoughts on the value in doing so?

I'm very interested in doing it. Seems it can only serve as a resume builder and opportunity to hone public speaking skills. Plus, potential networking potential if it's at a decent school.

I searched the forum and didn't come up with anything directly related; figured I'd start in this thread since it's probably of pretty narrow interest (and since this thread has turned into the de facto accounting subforum).

I don't know how to get into being an adjunct professor for Accounting. However, I will talk about the benefits of it; but, before that, take a step back. What are your goals and where do you want to apply your values? Is it to your career or is it towards bangs? If it is the latter, it provides no value to the former by default. If it is for the former, there is very little value UNLESS you leverage it to meet hiring managers, either at hiring events on campus or Accounting fraternity/club events also on campus. If you don't get involved in those groups, even as a teacher, then you get no value. I mean, think about your audience. Who's coming to see you? That's right, a bunch of green ass students. You'll spend more time helping them than helping yourself. That's okay if you have a big heart but cardinal rule: HELP YOURSELF FIRST, then when you have the resources, help others. Just like when an airplane goes down. Same shit.

(04-05-2017 05:37 PM)sonoran_ Wrote:  I have no experience in the matter but if I had the chance to teach at university or even teach a hobby ( dance, tennis etc) I would do it.

You mentioned all the benefits to it and I read that teachers have massive status when in comes to females in your classes, as you are seen as an authority figure.

Downsides:
- tread carefully when it comes to girls
- university politics and SJWness ?

Same advice as above, but to add: Do not fuck with students if you are a teacher! It will not only ruin your reputation if it ends badly but also potentially paint you as a devil incarnate within the hiring community that attends the school. Believe me, recruiters from companies that frequent the schools also know which students are fucking up, whether socially or academically. Why? Because, women will rat you out. Once they rat you out, you will turn into a circus monkey that they come to see, not a valuable man that can make their organization successful. If you want to bang chicks at school, fine but don't do it with the ones in class. Too risky.

The above is common sense, but yes, you can also add university politics, rap hysteria, and SJW's hunting for your balls and life in order to castrate both and send you packing in order to probably count real beans at the local supermarket instead of Accounting.

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RE: The Accounting Career Data Sheet
Cobra and Sonoran, I appreciate the response.

My motivation here is 100% career related. I've drained enough blood and sweat into this thing that I would not for a split second set out to jeopardize what I've built for some momentary fresh ass. Before I developed a healthy respect and appreciation for the accounting path, I shat where I ate here and there -- and while, given the particular environment I shat in, there were minimal repercussions and it's water under the bridge by now, I learned through those experiences never to do it again. I count myself lucky that the worst that came of it is my buddies from that era will never let me forget that I poked a fug or two.

That being said, I'm not overly concerned with the SJW poz commie university culture more broadly. I'd approach it with a mercenary mindset: go in, get my job done, achieve my personal goals, collect my measly $800 per credit, and GTFO. I have no desire to immerse myself in or contribute to the "culture"; and to the extent I need to at least coexist with it, no sweat since I've been doing it for years with various employers.

When I say networking, I think the potential to use this as an outlet to meet potential future job connects is probably limited (not to say I still wouldn't take every chance I get to go to employers' nights and Beta Alpha Psi events, etc. and see who I run into). There are better outlets for that, like the state society of CPAs, local AICPA chapter, you name it.

More what I had in mind is using it to establish a downstream pipeline that can feed me qualified subordinates in the future. One of my constant struggles in my market is finding accountants with half a brain who can get the basic job done without hand holding. I'm thinking by getting in front of a pool of potential future job candidates, I can identify the ones that are motivated and smart, groom them and steer them in the right direction, and then keep in touch until some future point at which I'm hiring and they're looking for a job. Same with the actual full time professors. A lot of accounting geeks tend to keep in touch with their professors; I can use that second degree connection to my advantage.

The above is maybe 1/3 of what I'm in it for. The other 2/3 is resume building. When I go for a promotion or jump to a new employer, I have to think having part-time teaching in my back pocket would be a killer differentiator. The path to VP of Finance/Accounting or chief accounting officer (or CFO of a mid market private co.) is generally pretty plain vanilla-- there are only so many ASCs you can fuck around with after a while. This would at least set me apart from the rest of the nerds who have reviewed 10-Ks, implemented ERPs, ran discounted cash flow models, blah blah blah.

Anyway, I'm going to go for it. May take some time to line it up given the limited opportunities in my locale, but when I do I will report back.
04-05-2017 10:38 PM
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RE: The Accounting Career Data Sheet
Bumping this thread in case anyone has questions I or diop can address on today's podcast. Link for details: https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-73464...92320.html

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