Education & Careers news April 2007

Education & Careers

UVA Students Win KPMG Audit Competition

KPMG selected a team of four students from the University of Virginia as winners of an inaugural six-week national audit case competition. The accounting department of the University of Virginia received a cash prize of $25,000. Cash prizes of $15,000 and $10,000 were also awarded to the accounting departments from the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin for their respective teams' second and third place finishes.
Education & Careers

Extended Deadlines for Va. Tech Community

The Internal Revenue Service granted a six-month tax filing and payment extension to those affected by the shootings at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va. This relief applies to the victims, their families, emergency responders and university students and employees. “Taxes are the last thing the Virginia Tech family should be worried about at this time,” IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said. “Our hearts go out to the people affected by this tragic event.”The relief announced today allows taxpayers affected by the events at Virginia Tech to have until Oct.
Education & Careers

Third of Euro Accountants 'Frustrated Entrepreneurs'

Almost a third of European accountants dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur before beginning their training, new research claims.Running their own business was the most popular pre-qualification career dream among accountants polled by recruitment specialists Careers in Audit, ahead of being a lawyer cited by 22 percent of respondents. Another 14 percent wanted to be a sports star, while 3 percent had visions of taking to the skies as a pilot.
Practice Management

Open season on interns

The Internship Institute, the non-profit affiliate of Z University.org, declares that this time of the year is "open season" for businesses and non-profit organizations to recruit interns and plan ahead to make summer programs successful. Z University.org is a workforce readiness company dedicated to improve the quality of internship programs."What too few employers and organizations realize is that internships represent a tremendous untapped opportunity to create a strategic business advantage," explains Matthew Zinman, executive director and founder of The Internship Institute.
Education & Careers

Employers Prefer On-Campus Job Hunts

New college graduates may not have to go far in their search for employment. Employers named on-campus interviewing as most effective in helping them identify and hire new college graduate employees, according to a survey. The report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified the top methods for recruiting new college hires: 1. (tie) On-campus recruiting1. (tie) Organization's internship program2. Employee referrals 3. Organization's co-op program 4. Career/job fairs 5. (tie) Internet job postings (campus web site) 5.

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