I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of a class A (MDMA).
It's my understanding that drug-related criminal records are viewed as extremely bad - especially a class A. I've been trying to deal with it and I've thought about it every day since it happened. I massively regret it but nothing I can do will change it now.
I am looking at applying for accounting placements at the Big 4 accounting firms and possibly Financial Analyst roles.
What is the most effective strategy of addressing this issue during my job hunt?