Education & Careers news February 2008

Education & Careers

Beta Alpha Psi launches national case competition

Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary fraternity for accounting, IT, and finance students, has launched a new national competition for its members. Project Run With It, a case competition that combines academic and real life elements, was designed to allow BAP members in all three majors from potentially 60 different chapters to develop solutions to financial and technological problems of actual not-for-profit (NFP) agencies.
Education & Careers

Financial security is most important issue to Gen Y

What career issues keep Generation Y professionals awake at night? When asked to name their chief career concern, one-third (33 percent) of Gen Y workers polled cited compensation and benefits issues. The second most common response was finding and keeping a job, provided by 26 percent of those surveyed; career satisfaction ranked third, named by 23 percent of respondents.The survey, commissioned by Robert Half International and Yahoo!
Technology

Microsoft gives students access to technical software at no charge

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates today will unveil a software giveaway that will ultimately provide millions of college and high school students around the world with access to the latest Microsoft developer and designer tools at no charge to unlock their creative potential and set them on the path to academic and career success.The Microsoft DreamSpark student program makes available, at no charge, a broad range of development and design software for download.
Education & Careers

Accounting internships: Where to find the jobs

If you're one of the many college accounting students who is hoping to land an internship this summer, you might be wondering where to start. Internships, like the firms that offer them, come in different packages. There are jobs at the Big Four, regional firms, and small firms. Some internships are paid and some are not. Some are full-time, some are part-time. Some are in your home town, some require relocation.

Already a member? log in here.