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Tailor Your Day for Productivity - Focuser or Juggler Quiz

Knowing your work style, and personal patterns is essential in managing your day-to-day activities. How you balance your daily activities is crucial for the upcoming tax season, or as you prepare for entry into the accounting profession. Some people are focusers - they work best when they focus on one project at a time until it is completed. Some people are jugglers - they work best with several projects going at the same time.
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Student Interest in Accounting Dropped Over Last Decade

Here are some alarming statistics regarding students' interest in accounting.The number of students interested in accounting has dropped over the last decade. In 2000, only two percent of college students pursued an accounting degree, down from four percent in 1990.
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Women Accountants Continue Advancement to Management Ranks

Women made up nearly 60 percent of the accountant and auditor workforce in 1999 according to the Department of Labor. The AICPA did its own research and found that women now earn more than half of all undergraduate degrees in accounting. A survey conducted by RHI Management Resources, found that 43 percent of CFOs polled said the number of management-level positions held by female accountants in their firms has increased over the past five years.
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Accenture Offers Key Points for Success in E-Management

Do you envision yourself at the helm of an Internet-based company?
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A New Era of Accountability-Winning the Talent War for Women

A few years ago, Deloitte & Touche took a good hard look at its efforts to retain and advance talented women professionals. They were recruiting nearly as many women as men, but they experienced a much higher turnover rate for women. They realized that many of the women left due to a lack of advancement opportunities in the male-dominated environment. The firm decided to hold an intensive workshop for over 5,000 of its U.S. managers to discuss the subtle gender-based assumptions many of the women experienced.
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How Does Your Cost of Living Compare to Tiger Woods'?

Tiger Woods vs John Q. Public!When Tiger decides to buy a house, he does just that, no questions asked. But when you compare his relative cost of living to an average $30,000 a year worker, perspective gets a little skewed. For instance, a $300 stereo system to you is the equivalent of Tiger Woods plunking down 33 cents.
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A Student's Guide to the Accounting Profession!

They call accountants bean counters, but while you have to be good at math to be an accountant, counting is only the means to a more important end: ensuring that financial information is truthful. An accountant's work can range from an audit, which is a formal analysis of an organization's financial statements, to the day-to-day reckonings of a bookkeeper making sure a small business pays its suppliers and gets paid by its customers.
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It's Never too Early to Seek an Internship: Here's How

To intern or not intern; that is the question!According to Andrew Denka, executive director of Accountemps, internships will open doors and demonstrates a continued commitment to the profession. This and other observations are offered in his latest "Ask Andy" column on the AICPA Web site.One aspect of an internship is the longevity; the tenure does not necessarily end with the semester or summer.
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Quick Calculator to Determine College Financial Aid

Do you have a son or daughter in college or going to college in the near future?Before ruling out a more expensive college based on its cost, your son or daughter may qualify for financial aid. If so, you'll need to be prepared to ante up some money to the selected college, but how much?Here's a public/private college Calculator from Kiplinger that takes only a short time to complete.
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Students Clueless on What a CPA Does

How well do you think high school and college students know what a CPA does? Here are some alarming statistics! More than one-third of high school and college students don't know what CPAs do for a living, according to a recent study conducted by the Taylor Research and Consulting Group.The students weren't told that CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant.
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Colleges Compete for Andersen Tax Challenge

The best and the brightest college students competed for top honors in the 2000 Arthur Andersen Tax Challenge® National competition, held Nov. 17-19 at its training facilities in St. Charles, Ill.Both graduate and undergraduate teams qualified as winners, and this year's awards went to the College of William and Mary (undergraduate) and the University of Denver (graduate). Students solved real-life tax problems using a team approach that tested knowledge of the law and analytical abilities.A $20,000 donation from the Andersen Foundation was given for first place.
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Searching for Interns or Internships?

Accounting firms and businesses across the nation hire numerous student interns every year, but how much experience are these students receiving, and how do you know if you are providing them the path they truly want and the tools they need for their chosen profession?Choosing an internship is just as tricky.
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An Easy Way for College Students to Use Credit Cards

College Parents of America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping parents prepare for and put their children through college, has teamed with Debix Systems, a technology provider, to offer a credit card that is a dream come true for students and parents alike.The College Parents of America Card offers an alternative to traditional credit and debit cards that makes sense for everyone. Parents fund the credit card, which is a MasterCard, with the amount of money they want to make available to the child, and the child may use the card wherever MasterCard is accepted.

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