Author Archives: Evelyn McDowell

About Evelyn McDowell

Accounting Professor at Rider University

Looking for Money for School? Try these websites

I was watching the Today show on 9/4/2012 and I saw a segment about getting money for college.  The following are the resources they presented: -www.fastweb.com -www.scholarships.com -Type in “free college tuition” in your search engines to find articles about … Continue reading

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Facebook is going public and perhaps many of your friends and family members are looking to you to give them information about whether they should buy its stock or not.  It would help, of course, if you could check the … Continue reading

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A new survey shows that a college student’s GPA is related directly to the time spent drinking was the most reliable predictor of a student’s grade point average —and that students in general are studying less.

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Is This The America You Want to Live In?

Do you want to live in a society where only a few individuals earn 90-100% of the wealth generated by this country, the richest in the world?  Bob Hebert, New York Times Columnist,  reported some frightening statistics: □        In 2009, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Internships

Vault.com evaluated more than 800 companies and rated them according to potential career opportunities, institutional support, involvement, compensation, perks, clout and office culture. Go to Vault.com for detailed information on each program along with the other lists.

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New Jersey Society of CPAs Hosting Student Seminars

CPA Exam Application Preparation: Dotting Your I’s, Crossing Your T’s Tuesday, March 1 5:30-6:30pm – Roseland, NJ The CPA Exam can be very intimidating and so can the paperwork. This free program will take you step by step through the … Continue reading

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Flex-Time: Another Reason to Consider Public Accounting As a Career

When I worked in public accounting, I worked 60-70 hours a week during busy season and would never think about taking flex-time or choosing to work less to raise my children.  In the 80’s and late 90’s, women were afraid … Continue reading

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New White Paper on Nonprofit Accounting

Grant Thorton has just issued a new white paper on nonprofit accounting.  According to their information on the white paper (from an email message sent to me), it includes: “The statement of financial position: Understanding the story helps readers, especially … Continue reading

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More On Studying and How We Learn

I just heard this very, very interesting conversation on one of my favorite shows, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. She interviewed University of Virginia psychologist DANIEL WILLINGHAM and Williams College psychologist NATE KORNELL about the science of studying and how … Continue reading

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Starting Your Own Business?? ARE YOU CRAZY??

I saw this great article in the New York Times (one of my favorite newspapers) about how entrepreneurs are a bit “crazy” and venture capitalist, the people who invest in many start-up companies have to decide if the owner is … Continue reading

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