BAP Quarterly Vol. 6, Issue 1: Winter 2015
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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Tips for Making 2015 a Year of Successes

By Denise C. Probert, CPA, CGMA, VP of CPA Education, Kaplan CPA Review

Growing up on a farm in Iowa meant early mornings and scheduled chores. I regularly heard my grandmother say, “Work smarter, not harder.” Following are 10 tips that I have found helpful in achieving my personal goals and finding success.

9 Time Management Strategies You Can Start Using Right Now

By Paul McDonald, Senior Executive Director, Robert Half 

Whether your New Year’s resolution was to finally get organized, start writing your papers earlier, get an internship or job or just exercise more, we all face the same reality: There are only so many hours in a day. You know that effective time management skills are the key to achieving your personal and professional goals. But whether you’re working on your degree or starting your first job, finding the time to get everything done — and still have a social life and get enough sleep — can seem like an impossible task.

Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience

By Maunda Land, CMP, CAE, College and University Relations Manager, The Institute of Internal Auditors

I hope you are enjoying your college experience. I loved college. It was so much fun! I met amazing friends from all over the world, learned new things, and took classes that I enjoyed (and many that I did not). Like a lot of Beta Alpha Psi members, I was a well-rounded student involved in many social, service. and educational experiences. I look back now and wonder how I was able to do so much and still graduate with honors.I want to share three tips that helped me succeed in college and prepare for my first job full-time job.

7 surefire ways to sail the S.S. Scholarship

By ThisWayToCPA

Applying for a scholarship is a lot like applying to a college, or defusing a warhead – the exact process often varies, and you want to read the directions carefully. One scholarship may be all about your GPA, while the next has funders who are more interested in your extracurricular activities. Knowing the priorities going in can keep things from blowing up in your face.  

Maybe that’s why so many scholarship funders actually have a hard time getting students to apply. (We sure can’t think of any other good reasons. After all, these are people trying to give away money.) Here’s how to not be like those other, non-applying chumps – and maybe find yourself with extra cash for books.

Building Your Brand through Networking

By Roger CPA Review Staff – Paul Wiese

Networking in the accounting industry is one of the best things you can do to improve your chances of getting a job. When you network, there is an exchange of ideas, and that’s the value in networking. Did you know that 80% of people get their jobs based on connections? Being able to network in the accounting industry is crucial: there are many organizations that hold networking specific events. If you can take advantage of these events and successfully connect with others in the industry, you will build your network and your chances of landing that dream job will increase.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas students take home first place at 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition 

By Sean McCabe 

The AICPA announced that students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have earned first place in the 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition, earning a $5,000 award for their school.

Students from North Carolina State University placed second, taking home $3,000 for their university, and the University of Southern Indiana taking third-place, netting $2,000. Additionally, each of the three finalist teams received a $10,000 award, to be split among the team members, funded by the AICPA Foundation.

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