Education & Careers news July 2012

Education & Careers

Donny Shimamoto Wins AICPA's Maximo Mukelabai Award

Donny Shimamoto will receive the first Maximo Mukelabai award at the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference. He is being recognized for his volunteer work with the AICPA, where he has dedicated his efforts to building the CPA pipeline.
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Exit Interviews: Too Little, Too Late

"We need to talk." Those words typically signal the end of a romantic relationship. But the same holds true when an employee - usually one of the "stars" - wants to leave his or her current firm or company.
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Will Rising Costs Make College Unattainable?

More and more Americans are losing confidence in their ability to send their children to college, and student loan debt is now at $1 trillion - a figure that's growing faster than any other kind of debt.
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First-Ever Financial Planning Handbook

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced July 10, 2012, that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will publish a first-of-its-kind competency handbook for financial planning.
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Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
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Jackson Hewitt Launches Its Tax Schools

On July 9, 2012, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service announced the nationwide launch of its Tax Schools in preparation for the 2013 tax season.
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Student Loans + Credit Card Debt = Stress

Rising tuition costs and excessive borrowing have left many recent graduates struggling to afford basic living necessities, according to findings from Accounting Principals' latest Workonomix survey.
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AICPA Website to Assist International Students

The AICPA has recently expanded its ThisWaytoCPA.com website to help international students understand the process of registering for the CPA exam and becoming a US CPA while living overseas.
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ICPAS Scholarships Support Future CPAs

The ICPAS made the road much smoother for twenty-three accounting students from multiple colleges throughout Illinois when it awarded $47,000 in scholarships to help them pursue their dream of becoming a CPA.