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LinkedIn for Students

With the rise of social media in recent years everyone seems to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts however I am still amazed when talking to students and recent graduates that the majority have never heard of LinkedIn or, for those that have, just assumed that it was solely for professionals who are already well […]

CVs

Introduction The standard of CVs can vary widely among students and there is nothing worse than being handed up a poorly structured CV full of typos and poor formatting – straight away the reader is given the impression of a candidate that is careless and unprofessional. CV preparation, in my opinion, is a topic that […]

Final Year – Subject Choices

Introduction One important decision that faces many penultimate year students is the choice of subjects/specialism for the final year of their undergraduate degree. The popularity of general business degrees when making the CAO decision leaves a significant number of students with a decision with regards what pathway to focus on in their final year in […]

Chartered Accountant Exam Cycle

With the start of the CA exam season fast approaching I though it would be good opportunity to visualise the full CA exam cycle for a single year to put some perspective on the effort involved. Where are you in the current cycle? Best of luck to all those doing the CA exams over the […]

Chartered Accountants Ireland – Student Statistics

Following on from my previous post on students doing professional accounting exams in Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland (“CAI”) recently released their annual report for 2013 and it provided a good overview of their student population. Student numbers are now at their highest since 2009 with 6,440 students studying for the ACA title. The popularity of […]

Professional Accounting Qualifications – Student Overview

The IAASA, the body responsible for the regulation of accountants and auditors in Ireland, released its “Profile of the Profession” report recently giving a great overview of the students studying for professional accounting qualifications in Ireland in 2013.     Accountancy Bodies Overview Source: IAASA Profile of the Profession 2013 Report Employment Status It is […]