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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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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
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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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Feds Will Pay College Costs in Exchange for Work

If you have a hankering to attend college and a knack for computers, this program may be for you. The U.S.
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Emerging Job Titles for the Accounting Profession

What's in a name? As new specialties and roles emerge, the accounting profession is likely to find new names for changing functions. Here are some titles already growing in popularity: Financial Manager (also Financial Analyst, Financial Specialist) Combines financial knowledge with management, marketing, and operational skills in order to recognize the impact of financial data on the business as a whole and on individual departments.
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A New Bottom Line for Next Generation Accountants

Research conducted by Robert Half International, Inc.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Asks Fall Recruits to Wait

Yielding to pressures of a slowed economy, several companies that have made fall job offers to this spring's college graduates are now asking those grads to wait as along as a year to begin work.The length of time for many summer internship programs is also being cut from a generous 10-12 weeks to a tighter schedule of seven weeks.PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the firms feeling the crunch of having offered jobs when the economy and the workload looked brighter. Not wanting to rescind job offers, the firm has instituted a seniority plan for offers that were accepted.
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Deloitte to Endow $1 Million Doctoral Consortium

The Deloitte & Touche Foundation has received a $1 million donation from former Foundation CEO and former Deloitte & Touche LLP chairman and CEO J. Michael Cook. The money will be used to endow a doctoral consortium for the American Accounting Association (AAA) whereby advanced doctoral candidates will be able to meet and exchange ideas with college faculty. "I have always been very proud of the firm's support of education," said Mike Cook.
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AccountingWEB's Recommended Research Site-Check it Out!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Web site provides a wealth of information for students, accounting professionals, and human resources representatives. At this site, you can gather information on a specific industries, occupations, projections for an occupation, or trends for a client’s industry. The site highlights many areas including Career Guides, Inflation and Spending Guides, Employment Projections, Wages by Occupation, and Employment Cost.
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ExamWeb Rescues CPA Review Students

Mark's CPA Review, Inc., a California-based CPA exam review company, declared bankruptcy and cancelled all ongoing CPA review classes last week, much to the dismay of about 1,000 students, currently enrolled in the company's preparation course for the May, 2001 CPA exam.Rushing to the rescue is ExamWeb, a privately held assessment company that offers online review courses in, among other things, the CPA exam.
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Grads Dress for Success-Tips on Professional Appearance

Once you've graduated and enter into your career of choice, the rules for success are not as straightforward as they were in college. Deciding what to wear will be the first of many important decisions you'll make each day. Why is what you wear so important? Because your clothes are your packaging. The way you look creates the first impression that people will have when they interact with you face-to-face. This is the image they'll keep in their minds when they have subsequent contact with you on the phone or through e-mail.What you wear shows how you rate the events of the day.
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Seeking Financial Aid for College? Check Out These Sites

If you're like most students, you'll probably need some help with college costs. The first step is to apply for federal aid.
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Managing Generation Gaps: Tips for Generation-Xers

As more and more Generation-Xers enter into management positions, companies need to prepare for the inevitable changes, from dress code to working hours.More and more often, these young managers are taking charge of those multi-million dollar projects and even companies, which may rock the boat, so to speak. Below are just a few issues of this trend:Work to live, not live to work - Gen-Xers are very much into measuring performance by output.Pay your dues - Gen-X managers are focused on performance rather than hours worked or tenure.
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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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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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