Education & Careers news March 2008

A&A

Seven ways to avoid becoming a bad boss

By Bruce L. Katcher, Ph.D. President, Discovery Surveys, Inc.Most employees experience a bad boss at least once in their career. Many feel they have never really had a good boss. Insensitivity, failure to communicate, and a lack of fairness are the hallmarks of poor supervision.Why is it that good supervisors are hard to find?Supervising is Not Easy Handling the complex issues of motivating employees and solving job and people-related problems is very difficult. Few are capable of handling these responsibilities well.
Education & Careers

AICPA Foundation to award $400,000 to diverse accounting students

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. As a leader in fostering diversity in the workforce, the AICPA provides the Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to outstanding accounting students with ethnic minority backgrounds and with significant potential to become CPAs. For the 2007 – 2008 academic year, 137 accounting scholars of ethnically diverse backgrounds were selected as recipients of this prestigious award.
Education & Careers

Microsoft offers Office Ultimate 2007 to students at steep discount

Microsoft's The Ultimate Steal promotion is offering eligible students Office Ultimate 2007 software for purchase at $59.95 though the end of April. Students are also offered free access to the software for 25 launches before purchase. The full retail cost for Office Ultimate 2007 is $679.Students with a valid e-mail address ending in edu who are enrolled in a U.S.
Education & Careers

Top SDSU accountancy grad to serve in prestigious national standards program

The School of Accountancy at San Diego State University has announced that Vita Martin has been selected by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to serve in their prestigious postgraduate technical assistant (PTA) program. Out of hundreds of nominations submitted, Martin is one of only five postgraduate students in the U.S.
Tax

Accounting students earn course credit through VITA participation

Taxpayers from low income families, military families, and the elderly throughout the country are getting help with their federal and state income tax returns at the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, many of which are staffed by student volunteers from accounting and business programs at nearby colleges and universities. For some accounting student volunteers, participation in VITA is considered a part of their academic learning as well as a unique service learning opportunity.