Beyond the “Old School”


EDUCATION UPDATE

What’s in store for the next generation of accountants? To attract students to the profession and provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success, practitioners and educators are employing a three-pronged strategy. First, they encourage early college, high school and even younger students to consider accounting careers. Second, they create challenging, mind-stretching curricula. Third, they support efforts to make early career experiences attractive. This special section offers an overview of current activities and opportunities to help.

By the Numbers
Education Innovations
Teaching the Teacher
It’s Career Day Again—Resource List
National CPA Student Recruitment Campaign
Finding the Best and Brightest—One Firm’s Experience
150-Hour Requirement
Diversity Drive at the AICPA
Competencies—The Differential!
Outstanding Educator Award

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