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Accounting Society Bus Trip!

21 Oct

Spend a day learning about multiple career paths in accounting (Public Accounting, Private Accounting, and others) for only $5 by signing up to join us on our annual Indianapolis Bus Trip. It is never too early (or too late) to learn more about different career paths.

We will be taking a bus trip to Indy on Friday November 8th. We will be making three stops but will be interacting with most likely five different employers that will cover a wide range of accounting career paths.

Our stops will include

1) Remy International http://www.remyinc.com/. Remy is a large manufacturer of motors, starters and alternators. We will hear from one of their accountants who is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and take a tour of their manufacturing facility. This is a great chance to hear about private accounting, see a manufacturing facility and learn more about being a CMA.

2) Blue and Company http://www.blueandco.com/. Blue is a public accounting firm, which means they perform audit and tax work for multiple different clients. They have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

3) The Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society where two or three speakers will discuss the importance of the CPA license in various industries.

The CPA and CMA designations are two of the most recognized designations in the accounting field so make sure to attend and learn more about both.

We strongly encourage students to attend this trip regardless of how far you are in the program. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Indy job market, several career paths and potentially begin a relationship that could help you attain a job in the near or not so near future. Although we will try to maintain this trip as an annual tradition, there is no guarantee where we will stop in the future. So please make every effort to go this year and in future years so you don’t miss out.  Although is not explicitly a job interviewing trip, it is a great opportunity to start building relationships that may lead you to future job opportunities. Or at least learn more ways to expand your job search beyond Fort Wayne.

We will begin boarding a bus that will be parked outside in the Neff Hall parking lot at 7:00 AM and will leave at 7:15 sharp. We will stop for a light dinner before leaving Indianapolis and should arrive back at IPFW around 8:00 or so in the evening.

If you are interested in going on the trip, please stop by the Department of Accounting & Finance in Neff 350 to sign up. Our secretary, Jane Hirschbiel, will have the sign-up sheet, a required waiver form that each student going must sign, and will collect the $5 fee.

 

Networking 101!

14 Oct
Learn How to Network!
Being a Good Steward of Your Connections: Networking 101!

We have all be told, “its not what you know, its who you know!” This being said you need to learn all the skills involved with networking and the benefits that result from its use.

Take advantage of this online workshop and learn the necessary tools that will help you navigate the job market and create opportunities for you now and later!

This Webinar will be held on October 17, 2013 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST.

Presenters: Amy Johnson – Shurley, Northwestern Mutual & Pone Vongphachanh, Government Affairs Director at Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS

Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter!

6 Oct

There will be an organizational meeting to start a chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon a national Sales fraternity at IPFW.     Students in this group will have the chance to perfect their sales skills and compete in sales competitions with teams from other universities.   It will also give you the chance to get noticed by major employers who are looking for members of this organization.    This is open to all majors.  Want to learn more about it?   Come to Neff 333 on Monday October 21 at Noon.   We will be selecting officers and figuring out what days/times work best for meetings.

Accounting Society Bus Trip to Indianapolis, Sign Up Now!

24 Sep

All students (Freshman to graduating seniors) are strongly encouraged to spend a day learning about multiple career paths (Public Accounting, Private Accounting, and others) in accounting for only $5 by signing up to join us on our annual Indianapolis Bus Trip. It is never too early (or too late) to learn more about different career paths.

We will be taking a bus trip to Indy on Friday November 8th. We will be making three stops but will be interacting with most likely five different employers that will cover a wide range of accounting career paths.

Stops will include

1) Remy International http://www.remyinc.com/. Remy is a large manufacturer of motors, starters and alternators. We will hear from one of their accountants who is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and take a tour of their manufacturing facility. This is a great chance to hear about private accounting, see a manufacturing facility and learn more about being a CMA.

2) Blue and Company http://www.blueandco.com/. Blue is a public accounting firm, which means they perform audit and tax work for multiple different clients. They have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

3) The Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society where two or three speakers will discuss the importance of the CPA license in various industries.

The CPA and CMA designations are two of the most recognized designations in the accounting field so make sure to attend and learn more about both.
I want to strongly encourage students to attend this trip regardless of how far you are in the program. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Indy job market, several career paths and potentially begin a relationship that could help you attain a job in the near or not so near future. Although we will try to maintain this trip as an annual tradition, there is no guarantee where we will stop in the future. So please make every effort to go this year and in future years so you don’t miss out.

We will begin boarding a bus that will be parked outside in the Neff Hall parking lot at 7:00 AMand will leave at 7:15 sharp.

We will stop for a light dinner before leaving Indianapolis and should arrive back at IPFW around 8:00 or so in the evening.

The cost for this entire trip is only $5.

I will send out further details about the presenters at the IN CPA Society when they become available.

In the meantime, you can e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Although is not explicitly a job interviewing trip, it is a great opportunity to start building relationships that may lead you to future job opportunities. Or at least learn more ways to expand your job search beyond Fort Wayne.

If you are interested in going on the trip, please stop by the Department of Accounting & Finance in Neff 350. Our secretary, Jane Hirschbiel, will have the sign-up sheet, a required waiver form that each student going must sign, and will collect the $5 fee.

Marketing Internship!

1 May
Summer Marketing position in Wabash through the Interns for Indiana program.    $4500 fellowship for 400 hours.
Position details:  This intern would be directly communicating with our Twitter/Facebook/Pinterst followers and would add content daily to each of these sites.  The purpose of this position is to increase company brand and awareness and to get a social buzz on our service.  Company would like intern to engage professional bloggers that we have gained a relationship with on LinkedIn and also multiple blogs per week on the company website.
Must have a 2.8 or higher GPA and US citizen.
Please contact Deb Barrick at 481-5471, [email protected] or Neff 337.

Submission by Hannah Janssen!

29 Apr

Hey there fellow Doermer Dons!

My name is Hannah Janssen, and I am a sophomore studying accounting. I’m actually writing this from Whitewater, Wisconsin thanks to the National Student Exchange!

Now, I know all of you business students have heard about NSE; they make presentations in the J100 classes and there are signs are all over campus. But I am writing this blog to give you my personal testimony about what an exchange can do for a business student.

A couple of things about signing up for your exchange: choose schools that have the AACSB accreditation (not membership, two different things), and make sure you know how much your housing will cost.

Like I said, I’m in Whitewater, Wisconsin, at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Oh, you never heard of it? Well, neither had I. Until I found out it was well-known for its accounting area and it’s the closest Wisconsin school to Fort Wayne. The school itself actually isn’t that big; enrollment is a little less than IPFW’s. If you can, I highly suggest visiting your school once you know where you are going. Whitewater is a pretty small town, but once I found out it had a Wal-Mart in walking distance (I wasn’t going to have a car), I was fine.

I only signed up to spend a semester here, but honestly, I could’ve stayed a year. I love my exchange. I get along with all of my roommates (I have 3), and I’ve actually made friends in my short time here. It’s like they say at every college, you have to get involved.  Seriously, getting involved in groups, especially on your exchange, is the best thing you can do for yourself, particularly when you’re a business student. I joined a group called IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and today, I’m going to a Brewer’s game; last week, I found an internship I’m really interested in, and if I get it, they will pay for my housing and transportation! The opportunities I’ve had here are endless; all I had to do was put in effort and participate in meetings.  Also, thanks to technology like Skype, I can still participate in my group at IPFW too. I’m in Delta Sigma Pi, and I just got elected VP of Community Service for next year!

Going on this exchange was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far in college. I made new friends, and some new contacts for networking, and I got to do things I could have never done at IPFW (scuba diving!) I highly recommend an exchange to all business students, especially those who know where they want to go after college. It’s truly an experience you’ll never forget.

Want to know more about NSE?  – National Student Exchange

Lugar Academy Washington

29 Apr

Lugar-Washington-SemesterThe Lugar Academy Washington Semester program, which begins this fall, is available to any college or university student. The Lugar Academy semester offers a four-credit classroom experience and a twelve-credit integrated D.C. experience. Internships will allow students to gain professional experience (internship examples are Congresswoman Susan Brooks Office, the British American Security Council, and Senator Coat’s Office) and a unique opportunity to benefit firsthand from Senator Lugar’s experiences and insights as he is the longest-serving senator in Indiana history.

Students will live in Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH).

The Summer academy deadline has passed, but there is still time to apply for the fall academy.

To find out more or fill out an application, please visit http://www.uindy.edu/lugar/washington-semester.

Looking for an Internship?

24 Apr

coopCo-op which is short for cooperative education gives you the opportunity to explore how classroom theory relates to actual employment opportunities, while you remain an IPFW student.

You receive a competitive wage and earn academic credit while working two or more semesters with an employer from the Greater Fort Wayne area or you can go to another state.

For more information Click Here!

IPFW Students Get First-Hand Experience in International Marketing

18 Apr

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—For some college students, spring break means a week of soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, with all thoughts of classes, studying, and final exams banished from their minds. For a group of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) business students, sun and sand were part of their spring break landscape, but business was definitely on their minds.

Fifteen students in the D490 Special Study in International Business class and three faculty members spent 13 days on a study tour of Morocco. They returned with transformed perspectives and a mass of market research data for their two northeast Indiana client companies, Annie Oakley Perfumery of Ligonier and OFabz Swimwear of Churubusco.
The students spent the first days of the trip working with Moroccan marketing research students at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI). They tested and refined surveys and focus group plans that were used to collect data in Casablanca later in the trip. In addition to hearing lectures by experts in Moroccan economics and commercial law, the students enjoyed traditional Moroccan cuisine and were welcomed by “haydouss,” a musical performance by men moving shoulder to shoulder to the rhythm of a bendir or frame drum. Other highlights of the group’s trip to the Middle Atlas Mountains were visits to the monkeys of Azrou, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis; the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun where King Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam; and to the English Highway School in Meknes.
Assisted by their IPFW instructor Ahmed Rachdi, AUI instructors Abdelhamid Benanni and Samir Aguenaou, and IPFW faculty members Kathy Pollock and Myeong Hwan Kim, students surveyed Moroccan consumers outside the gigantic, aquarium-equipped state-of-the-art Morocco Mall in Casablanca. The group was also welcomed by Procter and Gamble, Coca Cola, the Regional Moroccan Investment Center, and the American Chamber of Commerce.
In their sightseeing ventures, the students saw the palace of the current King of Morocco, Mohammed VI; explored the ruins of Chellah, an old Phoenician city; marveled at the architecture of the Hassan II Tower and the shimmering interior of the Mohamed V Mausoleum; and bargained for unique souvenirs in the medina, a traditional market.
Christopher Bach, one of the D490 students, said about the trip, “…Morocco is an amazing country filled with people that did nothing but make me want to return. Everywhere we went, we were treated as family. Without this D490 experience, I think each of us would be leaving IPFW missing an incredibly important aspect of what the business world has to offer. In this age of globalization and diversity, it is more crucial than ever to broaden our education to include practical, multi-cultural experiences.”
The annual trip is funded by Bill Lawson, prominent Fort Wayne businessman and former owner of Franklin Electric.
For more information, contact Rachdi at 260-481-0116 or [email protected], or Pollock at 260-481-5751 or [email protected].

Internship Opportunity!

18 Apr
SycamoreHills_5_L-e1358532302534PAID INTERNSHIP – Marketing & Ticketing Assistant for the Western Golf Association / Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary roles of the Marketing & Tickets Assistant are listed below. Other responsibilities will develop through the course of this internship as needed.
Marketing: • Assist with execution of advertising plan including development of creative elements as needed • Collect, review, and submit all ads for the Championship Program • Organize and submit signage list for all on-course advertisements and hole signs • Assist with fulfillment of marketing partners trade packages • Communicate with all expo village vendors and manage pre and post tournament delivery schedules • Serve as liaison to Sycamore Hills neighborhood residents, managing ticket and parking pass distribution • Assist Dittoe PR with Media Day preparation, set-up and tear down
Tickets: • Manage the championship ticketing system – Ticket Tapp – processing phone orders and managing data • Inventory and organize printed tickets • Provide customer service to those inquiring about tickets or spectator information • Prepare credential boards and admissions policy documents for Championship Week • Serve as liaison to Admissions volunteers and supervise training • Manage the Tickets & Will Call office throughout Championship Week • Supervise all front gate operations including security and expo village
Promotions: • Assist with management of off-site promotions (speaking engagements, sporting events, community events) • Assist development and distribution of promotional materials.
REQUIREMENTS: • Excellent people skills are a must • Self motivated team player • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Comfort with public speaking • Computer skills are mandatory (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and website management) • Bachelor’s degree (complete or to be completed by June 2013)
APPLICATION: Send cover letter & résumé to Sally White at [email protected] / Refer to JobZone posting on IPFW Career Services website for more information – www.ipfw.edu/jobzone
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