CalCPA San Diego Chapter’s scholarship program – Deadline is April 30th!


The CalCPA San Diego Chapter’s scholarship program helps promote the future of the CPA profession, provide
financial support to meritorious students, encourage student/candidate members of CalCPA and enhance
CalCPA’s visibility at colleges and universities. Based on the pool of qualified applicants, one individual may be
selected from each of the following institutions: California State University, San Marcos, National University,
San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego and a local community
college. Additional recipients may be selected by the chapter’s Scholarship Committee based on merit or need.
Scholarship amounts may vary between $500 and $5,000 per individual.
• CalCPA student or candidate member.
• Full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a university, college or community
college within the geographical boundaries of the San Diego Chapter.
• Enrolled in at least nine quarter units or six semester units, with at least one quarter/semester remaining
in their academic program. (Community college students must intend to transfer to a four-year institution)
• Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Where to apply:
• Apply through the accounting department of the school if you attend one of the following: CSUSM, SDSU or
• Apply through the CalCPA San Diego Chapter if you are attending: National University, UCSD or any of the
community colleges.
Submit with application:
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended.
• Résumé, which should include relevant internships or accounting experience, involvement in
extracurricular college activities, community service and any honors or awards received.
• One letter of recommendation from a professor/instructor (must have taken the course during 2014 or
• One letter of recommendation from an employer/supervisor (paid or volunteer employment during 2014 or
• A personal statement of no more than 500 words indicating your plan for entrance to the profession and
licensure; the reasons that you chose accounting; any CalCPA involvement or participation in organizations
that have shown a commitment to the accounting profession.
• All resources that you are using to finance your education. Please provide award letters if you are receiving
financial aid and approval documents if you are receiving loans.
Are you a CalCPA member? Student membership is FREE.

Check out the flyer and application here: SD_Scholarship

Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) – Ireland & Costa Rica


Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) has a summer program in Ireland & Costa Rica. Their institute plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening leadership and diplomacy skills. Their programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, BEAI believes these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

For the summer of 2015, they have one program scheduled in Dublin, Ireland and San Jose, Costa Rica during June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of our professors include:

  • Professor James Carras – Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. (Costa Rica)
  • Previous Professor at M.I.T’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Previous Community Development Advisor to the Mayor of Boston
  • Prof. Dr. Timoey Agarin – Prof. at the school of politics and international studies at Queens University Belfast. (Ireland)
  • Director of the Centre for the study of Ethnic Conflict
  • Co-founder of the collaborative research network “Romanis in Europe: probing the limits of integration”
  • Prof. Dr. Rory Costello –  Course Director for European Studies at the University of Limerick. (Ireland)
  • PhD from Trinity College Dublin
  • Previously worked at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and at the London School of Economics.

*All Ireland lectures will be held at Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. All Costa Rica lectures will be held in San Ramon.

The students will enrich their knowledge of Costa Rica & Ireland’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. They also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.


  • A tour of the Dáil (Irish Parliament)
  • Field trips to Blarney Castle
  • City of Lahinch
  • Cliffs of Moher (Ireland’s most popular attraction) and more

Costa Rica

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Volcano Poás
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Sustainable Development Sites

Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. BEAI hopes you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for students who are looking for international opportunities. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, contact BEAI via

Find more information about the programs, you may visit:


Costa Rica:

Test Anxiety Reduction Workshop


Test Anxiety Reduction Workshop

This workshop addresses the cognitive and behavioral causes of test anxiety, and provides skills/strategies to reduce anxiety in testing situations and improve performance.

April 28, 2015 (Tuesday) from 3 pm – 4:30 pm at the  Cross Cultural Center-Price Center

June 2, 2015 (Tuesday) from 3:30 pm – 5 pm at the LGBT Resource Center-Old Student Center

This is a drop in workshop, but please direct questions to:

Ryan Stevenson, PhD (CAPS)

  (858) 534-0255, (

Joanna Boval, Director: Office for Students with Disabilities

(858) 534-4382, (

    This meeting is not professional counseling.  If you would like professional counseling or mental health treatment, please call the CAPS central office at 858 534 3755 to arrange an appointment.

Check out the flyer: TestAnxietyFlyerSpring2015

Economics & Business Librarian – Drop in Hours at Rady


Hi, everyone,

Today, the librarian starts weekly on-site drop-in hours for this quarter, in the location just outside of the MBA Lounge (Room 2N127).

Drop by  12:30-2pm on Wednesdays, or feel free to email me directly with your questions and requests anytime, via a reply to this message.

I can help you:

  • Locate the high-quality information you need
  • Fine-tune your strategies and efficiency in finding and using information, data, graphics and more
  • Improve how you manage your information flow
  • Learn how to set up individualized news and research alerts to monitor your favorite topics.

What’s new?: A database trial: IBISWorld for market research and risk analysis. See details below. Try it before May 20, and let me know what you think.


Adele L. Barsh
Economics & Business Librarian
UC San Diego Library
University of California, San Diego

Spend the summer with IBM’s Watson in New York City – Application Due on 4/12


There are a few places left in our 6-week summer program that offers undergraduates the opportunity to use Watson, IBM’s “cognitive system” popularly known for winning “Jeopardy!” against two human champions of the game in 2011. Students will work together in interdisciplinary teams, simulating a start-up environment, to develop a business idea that leverages Watson’s artificial intelligence and natural language capabilities.

Undergraduates from any major can apply, because different backgrounds and viewpoints are needed to make a great project. The program specifically targets students who are interested in business, technology and design, but other disciplines are also welcome. They are accepting applications until April 12.

Besides spending their days with Watson, NYC-Summer@Cooper students will be immersed in the technology and cultural scenes of New York as part of the program.

Please visit the program website at

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Study Abroad Opportunity in Summer 2015)


Technion Semester & Summer Programs

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s leading technological university the growing place of Israel’s high tech economy.

Technion’s application deadline is May 1. 


This Summer Technion will be offering 2 exciting Entrepreneurship programs:

Session 1 – Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Biomedical & Biotechnology (June 9 – July 9, 2015)

Session 2– Entrepreneurship & Innovation – General Technology, Big Data, Cyber and Software (July 12 – August 12, 2015)

Why Study at Technion –

A recent MIT survey ranked Technion as one of the world’s leading universities (6th place) for “Creating an Eco-System of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” and as the #1 university in doing so under challenging conditions.

At Technion, you can study innovation and entrepreneurship at the birthplace of many of Israel’s most exciting technological innovations contributing to the country’s modern start-up economy, famously coined as the “start-up nation.”
“…Israel has more high-tech start-ups per capita than any other nation on earth, by far. It leads the world in civilian research-and-development spending per capita. It ranks second behind the U.S. in the number of companies listed on the NASDAQ. Israel, with seven million people, attracts as much venture capital as France and Germany combined…” David Brooks, The New York Times
Technion – Israel’s premier Institute for science, technology and applied research, has been at the forefront of this innovation, having trained most of the country’s top engineers and managers and lead countless industry related research. Watch Technion’s involvement in Israel’s booming high-tech and startup economy:
Technion Start-up Nation Movie

BofI: Seeking a full-time Marketing Analyst


BofI is currently seeking a full-time Marketing Analyst with SQL experience and a high GPA (3.5+). They are looking for someone to start ASAP. Please encourage students who may be interested to apply through Port Triton  (job # 801108) at


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