Think outside the spreadsheet: Accounting majors investigate career options.

Many accounting students have their sights set on positions with big accounting firms. That’s certainly an optimal career path. But here’s another: becoming an accountant with a badge, solving financial crimes as a federal agent. To learn what that would be like, 21 accounting students were “sworn in” in November to participate in “The Special […]

Diverse high school accounting students immerse selves in four-day college event.

Thirty-three Florida high school students from as far away as Kissimmee and Land of Lakes got a preview of college life and the exciting career opportunities afforded by a degree in accounting. It all took place when they attended the Minority Summer Residency Program (MSRP) July 13-16, 2009, offered by the Florida Institute of Certified […]

Camp provides invaluable experiences for promising accounting students.

Summer means camp to many young people. Instead of horseback riding, crafts or swimming, 21 high school students from the area recently got to participate in a very different kind of day camp: the Accounting Careers and Money Program (A.C.A.M.P.), held at Florida International University (FIU) July 8-9, 2009. The two-day event, offered in conjunction […]

Be an accountant with a badge: IRS Special Agent Experience shows students how.

On October 23, 2008, members of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigations (CI) unit descended on the College of Business Administration. Fortunately, they arrived not to investigate tax crimes but to host a “Special Agent Experience” day for interested accounting majors. [flv: 500 334] According to Tessie Brunken, student services assistant director for the […]

Accounting and law students team up to aid small businesses, non-profits.

From left, Corally Rodriguez, MACC student; Illeana Charry, client;Indyara Andion, law student, and Tessie Brunken, professor, Accounting Thanks to an innovative collaboration between the college’s School of Accounting and the College of Law, qualified small businesses and non-profit organizations can receive free accounting services in the latter’s Community Development Clinic. Launched in fall, 2007, the initiative has received […]

ALPFA National Convention puts students past and present in the spotlight.

FIU Accounting Association at 2007 ALPFA National Convention in Orlando, FL “South Region Student of the Year.” “ALPFA National Student of the Year.” “South Region Chapter of the Year” award. Regional winners, KPMG case competition. Those honors accrued to students and alumni from the College of Business Administration during the Association of Latino Professionals in […]