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A Career in Accounting and Why It Might Be Right for You

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A wise man once said: “A person should not go to sleep at night until the debits equaled the credits.” That man was Luca Pacioli, a 15th century monk, mathematician and author of “Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita,” where the basics of double-entry bookkeeping were first explained. Though the part about voluntary insomnia may have been a bit exaggerated, Pacioli’s quote underscores the importance of accountants not only during his time, but also in ours. What Do Accountants Do? As their name implies, accountants account for anything and everything that can be measured in monetary terms. Their job … / Read more »




Five Rewarding Careers To Consider If You Enjoy Math

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With its many puzzles and philosophical questions left unanswered, math is a field at the forefront of human knowledge. In choosing a career, it can often be important to go by what we’re passionate in, and if you enjoy math, it’s likely that you’ve thought about mixing work with the fun of solving math problems. Here are just a few rewarding careers to consider if you’d like math to be part of your daily life. Composer A challenging and enjoyable job, the life of a music composer will always present interesting problems. Moreover, because music is based on mathematical principles … / Read more »




How to Choose a Specialization for Your Business Career

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An article by UK-based contributor Sam Gatt Business degrees are a popular choice. They’re versatile and can open up many different opportunities for you after graduation, whether in business or another field. But some people might discover that Business degrees are a bit too versatile, and they don’t know what to specialize in once they’ve gained their degree. There are many different specializations to choose from. These include project management, e-commerce, human resources and many more. So how do you narrow it down and choose an area that’s right for you? First, you should ask yourself some questions about the sort … / Read more »




What can I do with my degrees in architecture and accounting?

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Randy from Ball State University asked: What can I do with my degrees in architecture and accounting? Hi Randy You can do a variety of things with your two degrees.  They key question you need to answer is “what do you want to do?” Do you want to focus on architecture and use your accounting skills in a secondary manner, supporting your career in architecture; or do you want to focus on accounting and do so in architecture-related fields? Or, do you want to do something altogether different? Whatever you do, you have to make YOU make sense to potential … / Read more »




Should I sit for my CPA right after I graduate or focus on getting a job first?

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Vanessa at Fresno State asked: I am an accounting major and will be graduating next spring.  Should I go for my CPA right after I graduate  – since I will have a lot of free time to study – or focus on getting a job first? Hi Vanessa There is not one correct answer to your question that suits everyone equally.  As with most decisions, there are many factors to consider, including: Competition in the Job Market Accounting graduates with a CPA have more opportunities available to them than do accounting graduates without a CPA.  A CPA is a well-known … / Read more »