Education & Careers news February 2009

Education & Careers

Amid recession professionals look to reinvent themselves

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George EliotYou've recently been laid off after 25 years in the financial services industry. What now: finance executive turns yoga instructor? The answer to that question is a resounding…maybe? Read on and we'll explain.Undoubtedly, these are challenging times. And right now economic uncertainty is driving an increasing number of experienced professionals to reconsider their careers... and reinvent themselves.
Education & Careers

Economy drives demand, adds glamour to accountant’s role

When disaster strikes a community, the humble laborer steps in to physically rebuild homes, schools, businesses, and roads. When disaster strikes the economy, who will be the indispensable worker that will help rebuild the country's financial system? The humble accountant, of course.
Education & Careers

Internships suffering with economy

By Ashley Corinne KilloughIt's that time of year -- when students tweak their resumes and mail applications by the dozens, all in hopes of landing that perfect summer internship. But with companies laying off employees by the thousands, paid internships often become the first victims of the cost-cutting axe. Dr. John Boyd, director of Career Services at Baylor University, said he hasn't seen internship markets this tough in a long time. "And I think we're going to see this trend continue throughout the year," Boyd said.
Community News

Accounting student wins grand prize in dorm Super Bowl drawing

Aronson & Company (A&C), a nationally ranked top 50 accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the winner of its Team Aronson contest. The prize, a Dorm Room Super Bowl Party, was awarded to Robert Sturgill, a senior Accounting major at the University of Maryland, after he entered a random drawing on campus. The Grand Prize included a 32" flat screen television, a pizza party, a $100 gift certificate and more.
Education & Careers

Looking for work? Consider project work

Professionals who are trying to land a job may want to pursue project work.
Education & Careers

New AICPA site designed to help with job searches in this poor economy

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is providing a free online job finder to make it as easy as possible for accounting employers and employees to find opportunities during the current U.S. economic recession."With some firms downsizing while others are adding professional staff, we are in a unique position to be able to help firms to work together in resolving their staffing challenges," said Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA.

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