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Key Elements of Audits for Accounting Majors

Accounting majors take heed: recent federal reporting regulations affecting America’s businesses have fueled job opportunities for those with auditing skills. Enacted as a response to corporate boardroom scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 now requires tough, new reporting requirements for all public companies.

The act created the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, charged with oversight of accounting firms and requiring independent external audits of companies throughout the land. As a result, there are thousands more jobs… | Read More

Three Ways to Offset or Eliminate Student Loan Debt

If you've generated debt from student loans during your time in college, it can take time to pay it all off. After graduation, you may have your hands full simply trying to find an entry-level job that will cover your rent, put food on the table, and start you along your career path -- leaving… | Read More

Four Key Courses for Business-minded Students

No matter your chosen field of study, most college degree programs allow for flexibility and elective options in filling out your courses. As the saying goes, "America's business is business." That means -- no matter your career choice -- you'll be selling a product, a service, or your own abilities. That's why you need a… | Read More

Top-Three Survival Skills for Thriving Online

Attending online college classes can be like moving to another planet: your chances for survival increase if you're prepared for the environment. It's amazing that many students take right to the online model, as if they've always been distance learners. Others, however, shouldn't attempt an expedition into foreign soil without carrying a basic toolkit.
Mastering… | Read More

Web Design Studies That Further Your Career

Pursuing an undergraduate degree in web design? Now that the Internet has embraced social networking, blogs, and other Web 2.0 components, designers have to be nimble enough to adjust to the business requirements of their clients and employers.
Although the Web is a living, ever-changing entity, basic design principles will always apply in the workplace.… | Read More

Six Accounting Courses You Cannot Afford to Miss

Employment of American-based accountants and auditors is expected to grow a healthy 18 percent during the decade between 2006 and 2016, adding more than 225,000 jobs. The best prospects will be for those earning a CPA, however hiring will be brisk all across the post-secondary-degree spectrum. If you're looking into training, here are six accounting… | Read More

Eight Simple Steps for Applying for Financial Aid Online

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, processes 14 million student aid requests each year. It's easy to get lost in the shuffle if you don't prepare your paperwork correctly. The online FAFSA is a streamlined, efficient way to apply for federal grants, work-study endowments, and loans--as well as complete applications… | Read More

Tell-tale Signs of Financial Aid Scams

According to FinAid, a non-profit organization, hundreds of students lose over $100 million a year to financial aid scam artists. Scammers sometimes offer scholarship prizes, scholarship-search services, or offers for scholarships with special application or entry fees. Others promise loans following payment of up-front fees and then never deliver on them. Scammers may resemble actual… | Read More

Five Powerful Student Aid Websites

Navigating the waters of financial aid can be tricky. Do you qualify for grants or fellowships? Are you going to need a loan? How much should you set aside in a college tuition account? What scholarships are available in your state?
What you need is comprehensive student aid information at your fingertips and, fortunately, here… | Read More

Five Federal Grants for College Students

While student aid is definitely competitive, there are a great many resources out there if you're just beginning your post-secondary education. Almost every college, university, or trade school offering online classes and degrees has a financial aid office or student aid website. Students often give up on aid or turn to loans before exploring all… | Read More

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