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Student e-News, January 28, 2015

by MICPA | Jan 28, 2015   ()

Wayne State University Wins Fall 2014 MICPA Student Enrollment Competition
Congratulations to Wayne State University, winner of the MICPA Fall 2014 Student Enrollment Competition! During the fall semester, the Membership Department processed more than 350 student applications and WSU came out on top, with 91 new members! The competition is open for the spring semester, so encourage your fellow accounting students to sign up for complimentary membership. Contact Dwight Ragland for details on how to join MICPA for free.

Hiring Outlook Finds More Companies Have Accounting Job Vacancies
A large number of US companies have reported an increased number of open accounting, finance, and IT positions – especially in corporate accounting and IT administration – heading into the new year, according to a new hiring forecast. Read more in this AccountingWeb article.

Give Props to Your Prof; MICPA Award Nominations Open
The MICPA Accounting Teaching Excellence Award recognizes educators who excel in teaching and promoting the CPA profession. Students who know an educator they feel deserves recognition for their academic contributions may send the name and contact information for the professor to Jason Cale at jcale@micpa.org or call 284.267.3723. Nominations are due by Friday, March 20, 2015.

MAF Scholarship Apps Due Friday
Here’s a last-minute reminder for (procrastinating) rising fifth-year students: the applications for the Michigan Accountancy Foundation Fifth/Graduate Year Scholarships are due by the end of the business day on Friday, January 30.

MICPA Mobile App is on the Way!
A new MICPA mobile app will be available for download on iPhone and Android devices in the first quarter of 2015. Designed with member feedback and free of charge, the app will make it easy to access the most frequently used tools the MICPA offers.

Professional Update: Implementation of Accounting Education Reforms Enters New Phase
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association are working on a project to reform higher education for accounting. They recently announced plans to implement proposals of the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education, which include an advanced placement (AP) course in accounting; the development and distribution of the Pathways Vision Model; the integration of professionally oriented faculty; and the expansion of an AAA Auditing Section “boot camp” program. Read more. MSU Professor Sanjay Gupta serves on the Pathways Commission.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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