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Top 5 business internship myths

Most managers carry general misconceptions about internship programs, but, by applying thoughtful planning and the right tools, they can realize their full potential. Z University.org (ZU), a leading advocate of workforce readiness and innovator of internship management solutions, has identified a "top five" list of myths that organizations need to eliminate to get the greatest returns from an internship program. Matthew Zinman, president of Z University.org, says that the "Top Five Myths About Internships" are fueled by managers who believe that:1.
Technology

The Accountant’s Guide to a Career in Technology

By John StokdykWhen he recently asked in an AccountingWEB opinion article, Why aren't there more accountants in IT?, Microsoft's Tim Lennard began by suggesting there was a potential surplus of talent within the profession that could be more gainfully employed in the technology business. One of the reasons Lennard's article was so popular was that it managed to provoke reactions from both sides of the fence. Several IT industry veterans dropped into the conversation to describe their front-line experiences, while technophobes highlighted some of the reasons not to go into IT.

A Conversation With Allan Boress: The Ten Rules of Effective Team Selling

As a sales and marketing consultant, I strongly recommend "team selling." It is a very powerful tool when orchestrated correctly.
Practice

Celebrating 70 Years of Winning Friends and Influencing People

In 1936, Dale Carnegie put pen to paper and created one of the most important business books of the modern age: How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Practice

Mark Your Calendar: Tools of Employee Engagement Workshops

There are many key influencers of employee engagement, including motivation, trust, cooperation and loyalty. When staff are not engaged, quality customer care and financial performance, as well as other measure of performance and success, decline or remain stagnant.
Practice Management

CFOs Value Communication But Firms Don’t Provide Training

Communication skills have grown in importance for accounting and finance professionals, but workers may be on their own when it comes to developing this expertise, a new survey from Accountemps shows. Among chief financial officers (CFOs) surveyed, 75 percent said that verbal, written and interpersonal skills are more valuable now to accounting and finance professionals than they were just five years ago.
Tax

Mark Your Calendar: Hawaii Schedules Summer Taxation Workshops

The Hawaii Department of Taxation will launch their 2006 Summer Workshop series on the island of Kauai on July 25.

Why (Most) Training is Useless <b>by David Maister</b>

For much of my professional life I have been paid to do training.
Community News

InfoBytes Becomes CPExpress as AICPA Enhances Online CPE Library

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is re-releasing their popular online learning library of continuing professional education materials as CPExpress. Advertisement
Education & Careers

Majority of employers report offering full-time positions to interns

In an online poll of interns, CareerExposure.com found that 94 percent of employers offered full-time positions within the organization to interns upon completion of their internship."Internships are the ideal interview tool," JillXan Donnelly, president of CareerExposure.com, said in a prepared statement announcing the poll results. "Employers have the opportunity to evaluate potential new hires and determine if the candidate is a good fit for the organization.
Community News

RevenueRecognition.com Launches Experts and Authors Program

The first installment of RevenueRecognition.com’s “Experts and Authors” program features an excerpt from Miller Revenue Recognition Guide, 2006 by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) member Ashwinpaul C. Sondhi and Scott A. Taub, acting chief accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Community News

Introducing Sage University for Customers, Prospects, & Business Partners

On Monday, Sage Software announced the launch of Sage Software University, a one-stop, all-inclusive resource for Sage Software training products and services, exclusively for Sage Software customers, prospects and business partners.Advertisement
Community News

AACSB International Accreditation Recipients

Thirteen academic institutions around the world have recently earned accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. These schools join an elite group of 514 accredited institutions, representing less than 10 percent of the world’s business schools, achieving this designation. Of the total 527 accredited institutions, only 168 have also achieved accounting accreditation.
A&A

Conference Speakers Offer Insight Into Lean Accounting

The concept of lean accounting has been grabbing considerable attention lately.
Education & Careers

The Different Dimensions of CMA

During the final stretch of tax season, AccountingWEB had the chance to speak with former Chairperson of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Kim Wallin, regarding the different dimensions of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Ms. Kim Wallin, CMA, CFM, CPA, is the principal of public accounting firm D.K.
Technology

DeVry University to Offer Accounting Technology Degree

Growing demand for trained accounting professionals has inspired DeVry University, known for career-oriented technology programs, to offer a new associate degree in accounting technology, beginning in May 2006.Advertisement
A&A

Introducing the First Real-World CFO/Controller Training Course

At 5 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, May 4, 2006, accounting professionals in the New York metropolitan area who aspire to become chief financial officers (CFOs) or Controllers will have the opportunity to learn about advanced training courses at the Regev Institute CFO/Controller seminar. The two hour seminar, which is also open to CFOs and controllers seeking to sharpen their professional skills, will focus on critical but frequently overlooked financial executive tasks and responsibilities.
Community News

IGAF Worldwide & The Financial Consulting Group in Alliance Partnership

IGAF Worldwide, on Tuesday, announced a new alliance partnership with the Financial Consulting Group (FCG). As a result of the new partnership, the 150 member firms of IGAF Worldwide will enjoy educational partner access to the Financial consulting Group’s highly respected “FCG University” Education Program.“Staying on top of key industry issues is of critical importance to all our member firms and their partners,” Kevin Mead, Executive director of IGAF Worldwide explained when announcing the alliance partnership.
Community News

Sox-In-A-Box Acquires HIPAA Consulting Firm

Sox-In-A-Box has acquired a HIPAA consulting firm that will enhance the business model designed by Sox-In-A-Box.

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