Archive | April 2017

Free CPA Review: Become A Campus Rep with Gleim Exam Prep

Gleim is now seeking professional and highly energetic accounting students to become leaders in our Campus Rep Program!

This program allows accounting students with a junior-level standing or above to earn a ​free review system (valued at up to $1899) while enjoying the following career-enhancing benefits:

  • Peer and professional networking
  • Entrepreneurial skill development
  • Increased leadership abilities

The Campus Rep responsibilities are easy to accomplish with a full-time student work load. By dedicating an average of only 20 hours a semester, students can earn their free review system in a variety of ways, including coordinating and attending accounting events, interacting with other students via social media, and educating students on accounting certification options.

The start of the summer and fall semesters are perfect times for students to join our fun, fast-growing program. Please advise your students to apply by visiting our ​Campus Rep website and completing the short contact form.

Much like you, we’ve made it our mission to enrich accounting students’ collegiate experiences and equip them for a successful career. Please share with us how we can help you and your students in this endeavor through the Campus Rep program or other events on campus. Sarah Sheppard, our Campus Rep Coordinator, is available at or 800.874.5346 ext. 453.

Opportunity to Intern at SABIC

SABIC is looking for various majors outside of the engineering department to fulfill some of their internship positions. Their internship program is in New York and they will be providing assistance for housing and traveling.
These internships are paid. 

SABIC internship 2017

Official Description: SABIC internship 2017

Becker Professional Education 50% Scholarship Offer

It’s not too late for UC San Diego 2017 graduates and alumni to take advantage of Becker Professional Education’s 50% scholarship offer

The deadline is May 25, 2017

See flyer below:


Summer Opportunity for Rady Undergraduate Students

Interested in business and space? Yonder Dynamics is a student organization at UCSD focused on developing autonomous robotic systems for space exploration. This year, we are one of 36 teams who have made it to the final leg of the international University Rover Challenge. For the competition, we have been constructing an almost fully autonomous Mars rover, something we believe is unprecedented in its history. 

Here’s where you may come in: we may be a STEM organization, but we can’t function without the strategy and funding provided by our Business team! We are currently recruiting all interested students for our summer work, and Rady undergrads are encouraged to apply. 

Specific skills relevant to your field: reaching out to sponsors, planning and managing a budget, maintaining financial records, and networking with industry professionals
We are looking for students willing to put in a minimum 20 hour per week commitment over the summer, and are happy to accept first and second year students. Prospective applicants should reside in the San Diego/La Jolla area or be able to commute there regularly. Students will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team and gain hands-on experience. To apply, fill out this form as soon as possible:

CMAA Tech Talk, Monday 4/24 1-5pm

Interested in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, & Construction) industry? Ever wonder what the latest technology trends are in this field? Want to network with professionals and build connections in the industry?

CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) at UCSD & CMAA San Diego Chapter presents Tech Talk, an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology Conference that showcases of the next generation of Technology and Innovation. Join us to learn more about Virtual Reality, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Laser Scanning, tablet applications, and much more.

Time and Date: 1pm-5pm, Monday, April 24th
Location: Price Center East Ballroom

AECCloud, Umstot Project & Facilities Solutions, Balfour Beatty Construction, Gensler, TraceAir, Kelar PAcific, City of Carlsbad, West Yost Associate, E-ARC, and a few others will be presenting.

Tech and Construction companies as well as professionals from the field will be in attendance, so don’t miss this great networking opportunity!

Register here (if you haven’t already with the official CMAA site):

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SDSU Athletics Compliance: Internship Opportunity

The SDSU Athletics Compliance Office has opened their Compliance Intern position!

This internship opportunity is expected to start on, or prior to, July 1, 2017.

Please review the job description attached (SDSU Athletics Compliance Internship Program – Job Description) and complete the application (SDSU Athletics Compliance Intern Application) along with submission of required documents to:

All applications must be submitted by May 5, 2017.

AFWA Student Outreach Event – “The Multi-Generational Workplace” April 20th

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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Elijah’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

7061 Clairemont Mesa
San Diego, CA 92111
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Panel of Experts:

Find out more on Blair: Blair Baker the Chief Technology Evangelist / CIO at 1903 Solutions, an Adjunct Lecturer at CSUSM, a focus on Cyber Security Awareness, Cross-Team Collaboration and Digital Transformation.

Blair has over 30 years of leadership experience in multiple industries, and brings a unique perspective as a business-focused technologist. Blair is a frequent speaker on the Multi-generational Workforce, Digital Transformation, the Future of Corporate IT,  and other IT topics and has been a speaker at Account Day and other events.

Find out more Em: Em Valenciano, Recruiting Manager – Robert Half Finance & Accounting Permanent Placement Division

Em Valenciano is a Direct Hire Recruiter who has been with Robert Half Finance & Accounting for close to 4 years. She started her recruiting career in the Inland Empire Market, then moved into a leadership role in the Orange County Market where she oversaw the Accounting Operations team. She recently joined the San Diego Finance Team at Robert Half and is excited to bring the same success in placements here. Em is passionate about making the best professional match for her candidates and clients. She has a great understanding of how greatly your professional life affects your personal life.

Find out more Mark: Mark Herrera, Market Manager for Ledgent San Diego, CA.

Mark Herrera joined Ledgent in August 2012 as a Market Manager for Ledgent Technology and Engineering.  Bringing 13 years of staffing industry experience and is responsible for managing recruit-ment & business development for the San Diego market.  Mark services a wide range of industries, with vertical support that focuses on servicing the public sector, building teams to execute new staffing partnerships with some of San Diego’s largest companies. Mark is active in his community as an active participant with YMCA and the San Marcos Big Brothers organizations.



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The Multi-Generational Workplace

The Multi-Generational Workplace

AFWA San Diego’s 4th Annual Student Outreach event “The Multi-Generational Workplace”  this event is geared to help students as they transition from school to the work force by providing them with real world information about how to blend in the new “Multi-Generational Workplace”. We have three speakers; starting with our keynote speaker, Blair Baker, CIO at 1903 Solutins presenting “Millennials: Can Live With Them; Will Work For Them; Can’t Succeed Without Them,  Emeraude Valenciano, Robert Half “Social Media,”  and Mark Herrera, Ledgent presenting “Career Track Planning for the Multi-Generations”. Bring your resume as will also have experts to review attendee resumes and can assist you with your job searches.

Panel of Experts:




Millennials: Can Live With Them; Will Work For Them; Can’t Succeed Without Them

Blair Baker , Chief Technology Evangelist / CIO at 1903 Solutions, LLC



Impact of Social Media on Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce

Emeraude (Em) Valenciano, Recruiting Manager for Permanent Placement Services with Robert Half Finance & Accounting


Career Track Planning For The Multi-Generations

Mark Herrera, Market Manager, Ledgent

Bring a copy of your resume. We will have experts available to review and provide feedback by the end of the event. You will have an opportunity to visit with our Corporate Sponsors, network, and learn more about AFWA Scholarship opportunities!

Agenda for the Evening

5:30 – 6:00 Registration, Corporate Sponsor tables & appetizers
6:00 – 7:45 Speaker Presentations
7:45 – 8:00 AFWA Announcements & Scholarship Drawing
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor tables, Resume Review & Networking

Prizes for Scholarship Opportunity Drawing

Our Corporate Sponsors will be donating Gift Certificates, gift baskets, or certificates the night of the event to help raise money for our Scholarship Fund.

  • Wiley CPAexcel is donating a full scholarship for their Wiley CPAexcel Review
  • UCSD Extension is donating a $500 voucher which may be used towards their courses in the Accounting or Finance Program

For a chance to win one of the prizes listed above along with the additional items in our Scholarship Opportunity Drawing you can Pre-Purchase these tickets when registering for this event. You will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets the night of the event.

(3) Tickets for $5.00 and (10) tickets for $10.00

(Pre-Purchase these tickets when registering for this event.)

AFWA 2017-18 Scholarship Information:

To find out more about AFWA Scholarship both for the San Diego Chapter and our AFWA National, then please visit our AFWA website at and click on our “Scholarship Opportunities” Page.

Seating is limited  & YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER to attend this event.

Last Day to Register is Tuesday, April 18th.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

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I can’t make it

I would like  to offer  a sincere and heartfelt Thank you and Shout Out to our Corporate Sponsors for helping us achieve our mission to help enable students in the accounting and finance related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their professions. Without our wonderful Corporate Sponsor we would not be able to offer this event.

I would also like to thank the Student Outreach Committee members who have helped in organizing this event.  It really takes a team to put together the Student Outreach Event each year.  Without each person’s contribution from those on the board to those serving on the committee we wouldn’t be able to present this event to the local college students and future members of the accounting and finance profession and maybe one day a proud member of  AFWA.

I look forward to hearing our panel of  branding experts and look forward to seeing everyone at the April event.



Shelly Waddell, Vice President

AFWA San Diego

619-729-8074 (mobile)