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'Survivor' Game Makes Accounting Look Like Fun

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has found an innovative way to make the accounting profession look like, well, fun. The organization has launched a Web-based game, CPA Career Adventure, designed to make the accounting profession look attractive to high school students.Participating students will track their scores from launch date through Friday, Nov. 30, and will be eligible to win prizes, including a Macintosh iBook laptop computer.
Education & Careers

Illinois CPA Society Launches New Site for Students

Students interested in a career in accounting can find all the answers they need with just one click of the mouse. The Illinois CPA Society announces the launch of www.FutureCPA.org, the exciting new website that is devoted to providing students of all ages with valuable resources and the latest accounting career information. Students can reference information on scholarships, loans and grants, and review a list of two-and four-year Illinois colleges and universities that offer accounting programs.
Education & Careers

Wall Street Journal Launches New Site for Students

The Wall Street Journal has launched College Journal, a free site for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students providing job-search and career-guidance information.
Education & Careers

Active Job Seekers = Successful Job Seekers

Why it makes sense to do more than just send out your resume and wait for your next opportunity!By Sarah Werley There are two types of job seekers in the employment world, and a year ago both were pretty successful. But today, as the job market shrinks and competition for a good position gets tough, only one of those types is going to continue to be successful. Type A is the passive job seeker, who sends out a few resumes and may post their resume online. They then sit back and wait for the employers to come to them.
Education & Careers

2001 - 2002 CPA Exam Dates and Helpful Information

Examination Dates 2001: November 7-8, 2001Examination Dates 2002: May 8-9, 2002November 6-7, 2002 Examination Schedule:Business Law & Professional ResponsibilitiesWednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AuditingWednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Accounting & Reporting; and Taxation, Managerial, and Governmental and Not-for-profit AccountingThursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Financial Accounting & ReportingThursday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Scholarship Winners Announced

Accountemps, the world's first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have announced the winners of the 2001-2002 Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship.The two first-place recipients -- Kimberlyn Gall of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Marisa Neste of Seattle Pacific University -- each received $2,500 toward their education.
Education & Careers

Free Resume, Career Counseling in Tragedy Aftermath

Professional resume writers and career counselors have banded together to volunteer their services to people who have lost their jobs as an immediate result of the recent national tragedy.People who have been displaced in their work lives as a direct result of the terrorist attacks are encouraged to go to www.volunteersforcareers.org for assistance in resume writing and career counseling.
Education & Careers

Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search

By JoAnn Nix, CPRW, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comWhy do some job seekers manage to land a new position in just a few weeks yet some of their peers' searches seem to last for many months? The answer to that question is quite complex. Since the job search is driven by both the job seeker and the savvy business decision-makers, there will never be a "magic" formula. However, I suggest that there are a multitude of avenues that a job seeker should incorporate into a job search campaign.
Education & Careers

Tips for Improving GMAT Score

Business Week has published a resource for business school applicants who wish to improve their performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). You'll find tips for maximizing your performance on the four-hour exam as well as sample questions.How to Conquer the GMAT includes tips on how to take multiple choice questions and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Education & Careers

College Recruitment Down as Job Fair Participation Wanes

Inducements such as signing bonuses and free cars are but a dim memory as students compete for a smaller number of jobs at this fall's college job fair recruitment events."We're seeing quite a drop in the number of companies who have traditionally come to recruit through our on-campus recruiting program," said Patricia Macken, director of employer relations at Columbia University in New York.
Community News

Students Expect to Have it All by Age 40

This article is reprinted from our sister site, AccountingWEB-UK.A million in the bank, a quality home life, and work satisfaction are just par for the course for today's students, according to a recent survey.Almost two-thirds of those asked to take part in a poll say that they aim to become millionaires. Three out of ten hope to achieve this goal by age 40.But it's not all work, work, work.
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PwC Withdraws Job Offers for New Graduates

Citing the current economic climate and a constant need to assess the mix of skills needed by clients, the London office of Big Five firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has withdrawn its offers of employment to 78 of 180 graduates who planned on starting with the firm this fall.The ousted employees will receive two months' pay in addition to their walking papers.A spokeswoman for PwC said," We are trying to manage our intake of new staff appropriately so when someone does join us, they will have m
Technology

E&Y Joins the Online Monster

The career site, Monster.com, has joined forces with Ernst & Young to provide job search and recruiting services to the Big Five firm.The significance of this relationship is that Monster.com, which has operations in 21 countries, will provide a one stop international job bank for E&Y."The ability to post jobs in 10 countries and access Monster.com's comprehensive resume database will be an enormous asset for Ernst & Young, as hiring top-notch talent remains a number one priority for the
Education & Careers

SEC Looking For a Few Good Accountants

The Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission is accepting applications for four Accounting Fellow positions.
Education & Careers

PwC Enters New Phase of Layoffs

Spring layoffs of nearly 1,000 employees and job offer deferrals were not enough to combat the overcapacity at one of the world's largest accounting and consultancy firms. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced plans to lay off another five percent of its workforce.
Education & Careers

Tips for Passing the CPA Exam

Academic knowledge and mental preparation must be brought together to successfully pass the CPA exam, according to Sam Goble, Vice President of MicroMash, in a workshop for AccountingWEB presented today.Some helpful hints for preparing for the exam included:Be Prepared MentallyBreak the exam down into topics and then subtopics, master a subtopic and then move on.Candidates often put too much time studying areas tha
Education & Careers

AccountingWEB Launches CareerZONE

Every survey taken in the last couple of years has shown that the staffing crisis facing CPA firms today is the #1 problem facing the profession.
Community News

AA & Tax Consulting - A Promising Career Path Survey Says

The survey was developed by RHI Management Resources, from responses from 1,400 CFOs across the nation.Below is a summary of the findings of this survey:The vigorous growth of independent financial consulting as a career will continue as businesses rely on these professionals to introduce new concepts, provide expert advice, solve problems and conduct financial analysis and strategic planning.
Education & Careers

Employee Referral Programs Can Be Cost Effective

Employee referral programs (ERPs) are becoming one of the most cost-effective recruiting methods available, according to a survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and Referral Networks.Of the 586 HR professionals polled, the 2001 Employee Referral Program Survey found that a total of 80% of survey respondents felt that Employee Referral Programs are more cost-effective than job search firms, and almost 70% said that the programs are more cost-effective than other recruiting practices.Program Effectiveness37% of respondents indicated employee
Education & Careers

CPAs: Visionaries, Strategists, Tech Experts of the Future

The future of the accounting and finance profession is changing daily. According to an report from Robert Half International, tomorrow's accounting and finance professionals will shatter longstanding stereotypes as they shift from being backroom statisticians to boardroom strategists. Accountants will also play a greater role in technology and information systems initiatives over the next five years, according to 39 percent of 1,400 chief financial officers surveyed by Robert Half International Inc. (RHI).

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