Student Fulbright Grant Opportunities – Info session Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Student Fulbright Grant Opportunities

Info session Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Outstanding juniors and seniors interested in going abroad after graduation to do research, to begin a graduate program, or to teach English are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about Student Fulbright grant opportunities on Tuesday, November 9, at X period in the Farris Residence Hall Presentation Room. (Look for the single glass door facing the HPER Center.)  To be eligible, students must be American citizens. The application season for anyone wishing to go abroad in the 2023-24 academic year will open next March.  Completed applications will be due in September 2022, which will allow time for campus interviews before final submission in mid-October. The application process can be somewhat involved, which is why interested students must get an early start. Juniors and seniors thinking of applying should be sure to visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org and to attend this informational meeting. At that time, the types of awards available and the various steps required to apply will be reviewed. These are prestigious awards, and the competition for them is tough. But UCA students CAN WIN! Just ask Casey Gambill, Morgan Poole Evatt, Kathy Hill, Brittany Edwardes, Madison Sewell, Danny Baxter, Chloe Moorehead-Spellman, Alex Battaglia, or Sophia Ordaz–all UCA alums, and all Student Fulbright winners!

UCA Foundation Scholarships – Apply by January 24, 2022

UCA Foundation Scholarships

Apply by January 24, 2022

There are so many scholarships available from private donors, including some just for accounting majors. One application to apply for them all! The scholarship application period is open NOW and will close on January 24th for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The UCA Foundation Scholarships application is located at  https://uca.edu/foundation/scholarships/

Service Meeting (Beta Alpha Psi) • Tue, Nov 16 • 1:40-2:30p • COB 206

Service Meeting (Beta Alpha Psi)

Tue, Nov 16 • 1:40-2:30p • COB 206

Join us for our next service meeting. Provide service and have fun!

First Orion (BIT Club) Thu, Nov 11 • 1:40-2:30p • COB 100

First Orion (BIT Club)

Thu, Nov 11 • 1:40-2:30p • COB 100

Come hear Perry Claunch, Director of Research and Development at the meeting on November 11th.

CPA Evolution–What Aspiring CPAs Need to Know (AICPA) Tue, Nov 9 • 12:00-1:00p • Virtual

CPA Evolution–What Aspiring CPAs Need to Know (AICPA)

Tue, Nov 9 • 12:00-1:00p • Virtual

It’s never been a more exciting time to pursue a CPA license. The role of today’s CPA has evolved, and newly licensed CPAs are taking on new responsibilities traditionally assigned to more experienced staff. Becoming a CPA means you’ll need deeper skill sets, more competencies, and greater knowledge of emerging technologies. That’s why the CPA licensure model is changing. A restructured version of the CPA Exam, aligned with the CPA Evolution initiative, will launch in 2024. This exclusive AICPA Student Member webcast is meant for anyone who plans to test during that time, even if you start the Exam process before the updated Exam launches. For more information, visit  https://thiswaytocpa.com/webinars/

Service Opportunities (Beta Alpha Psi)

BAP members and candidates are required to have a minimum of 6 service hours each semester (the more the better).

  • Dr. Watson needs help this week with Sam’s Wholesale, loading at the store and unloading at UCA College of Business. Contact Dr. Watson to volunteer (swatson@uca.edu).
  • Our next service meeting is Tuesday, November 16 at x-period (COB 206).
  • Please contact Connie McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu, COB 204N, 501-450-5076) if you need additional opportunities for service.

Student Fulbright Grant Opportunities

Outstanding juniors and seniors interested in going abroad after graduation to do research, to begin a graduate program, or to teach English are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about Student Fulbright grant opportunities on Tuesday, November 9, at X period in the Farris Residence Hall Presentation Room. (Look for the single glass door facing the HPER Center.) [Read more…]

Fear the Strike Bowling Tournament

Fear the Strike Bowling Tournament (Accounting Club)

Wednesday, Nov 10 • Evening • Conway Family Bowl

It is very important that you attend if you signed up.  We have reserved a spot for you as well as paired you with an amazing accounting firm!  There are a few spots available to bowl with us.  Sign up today in COB 204 if you want to join us.

Must sign up through the accounting department – first come, first served.

Arkansas Fellowships

Arkansas Fellowship

Arkansas Fellows receive an annual salary of $40,000+ paid by the mentor company. Fellows have access to the host company’s senior leadership for mentoring and support, opportunities to build deep relationships with peers and business and community leaders, invitations to lectures with renowned speakers, civic engagement opportunities, a stipend for professional development, and a capstone Trip. Each year a select group of graduating college seniors become Arkansas Fellows. The Arkansas Fellowship mentor companies represent the most entrepreneurial, progressive, and successful high-growth companies in Arkansas. Mentor companies are committed to providing an environment where our state’s most promising graduates can be encouraged, challenged, and nurtured.

Apply now at https://www.arkansasfellowship.org/

PRMIA Risk Management Challenge – Student Teams Needed by Nov. 20

We have the opportunity to put together a team to compete in the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge. This is a case competition offering the ability to apply risk management concepts using knowledge, critical thinking skills, leadership and presentation abilities. One winning team will be chosen to win up to a $10,000 cash award.

The case study will be released in early December 2021. The team would need three or four members. The Insurance & Risk Management program will cover the $100 registration fee (if registered by December 1). After December 1 the fee will be $200.

This competition is for current students across the fields of finance, economics, mathematics, business or commerce, accounting, marketing, or insurance & risk management.

Please contact me no later than November 20, 2021 if you have any students who are interested. A brochure is attached.

 

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Cynthia L. Burleson, AIDA, MBA, CRM, CPCU, CIC, ACP

Lecturer/Director of the Center for Insurance & Risk Management   |   University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave., COB115G | Conway, AR 72035

501-852-2360 | cburleson3@uca.edu | http://uca.edu/insurance