Archive | July 2013

Update to Webpage — How to Meet the CPA Requirements

We’ve added a “How to Meet the Requirements” section to the Accounting Minor webpage.  If you’re planning to pursue your CPA license, take a look!  Contact us at if you have any questions about the educational requirements.


CPA Update

Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

Here at Rady, we want our undergraduate students to make the most of their time at UC San Diego. Yes, this means succeeding in the classroom. But there is more to the college experience than academics, which is why we highly encourage our undergrad students to study abroad.  Studying in another country can be a meaningful cultural and social experience, but is also an excellent means of furthering academic and professional development. That’s why 93% of returnees say that the cross-cultural skills they learned while studying abroad were professionally valuable.

Need some convincing? We’ve queried students and expert staff at UCSD’s Programs Abroad Office and have created a list of…

Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

  1. Fulfill Major, Minor & GE requirements. That’s right; you can apply the classes you take abroad to your degree.  Before you go, your major, college, and minor departments will review the classes you plan to take to make sure you can receive credit.
  2. Gain an international perspective. Taking classes at another institution gives you the chance to explore topics not taught at UCSD or explore topics you’re familiar with from another perspective.
  3. Acquire new language skills. Fluency in another language is a highly valuable skill in today’s global marketplace.  But don’t worry; many programs also teach classes in English.
  4. Meet and network with new friends from all over the world. The key to success today, whether it be in landing your first job or opening a new door, is your connections with other people.
  5. Gain an edge in the job market. Only 4% of U.S. undergraduates study abroad, which means that doing so is a way to stand out as unique in an employer’s eyes.  Employers often view students who study abroad as independent and willing to embrace challenges and change.
  6. Gain an edge for graduate school admissions. Similarly to employers, graduate schools will value the global perspective and academic and life experience gained from studying abroad.
  7. Participate in an internship in another country. Some study abroad programs allow you to work as an intern abroad.  Internships are a great way to add to your resume and also the best way to gain first-hand knowledge of a potential career field.
  8. Financial aid & scholarships are available. UCSD students receive approximately $500,000 annually in study abroad scholarships. The Programs Abroad Office provides extensive information on funding and can assist you in applying for scholarships. Learn more about Financing Your Experience.
  9. Challenge yourself. Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting can be intimidating at first, but it’s also exciting.  It’s an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities and conquer new challenges.
  10. Travel! Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in another country’s culture that is much more difficult to come by once you start full-time work.  Living abroad also gives you to the opportunity to travel to other nearby countries.

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UCLA’s Accounting Summer Institute

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Accelerate your career in public accounting through

UCLA’s Accounting Summer Institute

 UCLA is the only place where you can get up to 16 units in one month.

  • No pre-requisite course required – open to everyone.
  • Get Ethics, Accounting and Business units to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Save time and eliminate an extra year of schooling!

2013 Accounting Summer Institute

The 2013 Accounting Summer Institutes will take place from August 19 – September 13 on the UCLA campus. Listed below are the specific courses being offered. If you have any further questions, please contact Rachel Saar at

Click the respective course title to view full course information and to enroll. 

August 19th – September 13th
Ethical Leadership in Accounting
XL 121     4 units
Tue & Thu; 2:00-5:45pm
Instructor: Julie Ann Gardner
CPA: Counts as Ethics or Accounting units
Information Technology in Accounting
XL 142     4 units
Mon, Wed…

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Intern Wanted – Paid Position

Intern Wanted

Business Broker looking for an Assistant/Intern to work approximately 16 hrs per week, paid.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in Excel and Word, have a background in Accounting or Finance, be able to communicate easily with clients, and is potentially interested in a long term career in business brokering or real estate.  You will be involved in helping value businesses, create marketing packages, updating the website and building the business through social media.  If you are qualified and interested, please send an email introduction and your resume to