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  • Kurt Gardner
    2014 Western Region Career Connection
    key date last edited February 27, 2014 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, career, employers, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    name:
    2014 Western Region Career Connection
    date:
    April 24, 2014 12:00am - April 26, 2014 12:00am
    detailed description:

    This year, the AAA Western Region is pleased to provide a new career service that is open to all of its meeting's attendees. The Western Region Meeting Career Connection will connect employers and job seekers, allowing them to schedule time at the meeting to talk about career opportunities. If you are actively looking for employees, or actively looking for a new job, this is a great way to use the meeting to network and explore your options! 

  • Kurt Gardner
    2014 Southeast Region Career Connection
    key date last edited February 27, 2014 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, career, employers, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    name:
    2014 Southeast Region Career Connection
    date:
    April 3, 2014 12:00am - April 5, 2014 12:00am
    detailed description:

    This year, the AAA Southeast Region is pleased to provide a new career service that is open to all of its meeting's attendees. The Southeast Region Meeting Career Connection will connect employers and job seekers, allowing them to schedule time at the meeting to talk about career opportunities. If you are actively looking for employees, or actively looking for a new job, this is a great way to use the meeting to network and explore your options!

  • Kurt Gardner
    2014 Career Center at the Annual Meeting
    key date posted February 24, 2014 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, career, employers, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    name:
    2014 Career Center at the Annual Meeting
    date:
    August 3, 2014 12:00am - August 6, 2014 12:00am
    detailed description:

    The Career Center at the Annual Meeting is the AAA’s largest recruiting event, where applicants and institutions can make connections! The Career Center at the Annual Meeting will begin on-site on August 3rd at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

    The Career Center at the Annual Meeting will have two huge on-site events: 

    Interview HallGet Connected here! By registering through the Career Center employers and job seekers can schedule interviews in our Interview Hall. Open Sunday through Wednesday. Now offering more privacy with each interview table having it’s own private space!

    Career FairA great opportunity to meet people, collect resumes and schedule interviews. The Career Fair will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Sunday, August 3. 

    Note: In order to attend the Career Center at the Annual Meeting you MUST be registered for the 2014 Annual Meeting. For more information contact Member Services Coordinator, Kurt Gardner at Kurt@aaahq.org or 941-556-4132

  • Kurt Gardner
    2013 Accounting PHD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp
    key date posted October 24, 2013 by Kurt Gardner, tagged career, employers, job seekers, student 
    name:
    2013 Accounting PHD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp
    date:
    December 6, 2013 12:00am - December 8, 2013 12:00am
    detailed description:
    The American Accounting Association, the Deloitte Foundation and the University of Miami are pleased to 
    announce they are partnering to bring you the 4th Annual Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research 
    Camp. Thank you to the Deloitte Foundation for generously supporting this year’s Rookie Camp to be held in 
    Miami, Florida at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
     
    What is the Accounting Rookie Camp?
     
    The 2013 Accounting Rookie Camp is a 2-day forum for faculty and recruiters to meet and network with Ph.D. 
    candidates, attend 15-minute research presentations by job-seeking candidates, and interview a number of 
    job-market candidates before making decisions about recruiting “fly-outs”. This year’s camp will bring together 
    accounting PhD candidates, faculty from universities interested in interviewing PhD candidates for faculty 
    positions, and possibly recruiters from private sector firms.
     
    Who should attend?
     
    PhD candidates from all research backgrounds (audit, financial, information systems, tax, analytical, 
    experimental, behavioral, empirical, etc.) with expected graduation in Spring 2014 are encouraged to apply 
    to attend the Camp. Registered recruiters will receive a convenient resume/bio book” of all PhD candidates 
    organized by dissertation topic. Recruiters may schedule interviews with candidates both before the camp 
    and during the camp (i.e., a recruiter may see an interesting presentation and want to schedule an on-site 
    interview).
     
    How do I register?
     
    There is no registration fee for graduating PhD candidates. Early registration fees for recruiting faculty and 
    hotel rates will be available soon. A limited number of slots will be reserved for junior PhD students (not 
    graduating in 2013) to attend the camp as observers.
    What is the schedule for the Accounting Rookie Camp?
    The PhD candidate presentation schedule will be posted in November 2013. 
     
    Friday
     
     Evening: Welcome Reception
     
    Saturday
     
     Morning: 15-minute PhD student presentations (No Q&A) 
     Afternoon: Private interview sessions
     Evening: Camp mixer and dinner
     
    Sunday
     
     Morning: 15-minute PhD student presentations (No Q&A) 
     Afternoon: Private interview sessions
     
    For more information about the 2013 Accounting Rookie Camp, please visit http://www.rookiecamp.org.
     
    Questions about the 2013 Rookie Camp? Contact Kurt Gardner at kurt@aaahq.org.
  • Kurt Gardner
    5 Tips to Make Your Career Blossom
    career resource last edited April 24, 2013 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, career, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
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    5 Tips to Make Your Career Blossom
    details:

     

    Actively managing your career is difficult. Here are 5 tips from the American Accounting Association to make it easier:

    1. Update your resume regularly on the AAA Career Center. If it’s been longer than a year, it’s been too long.
    2. Start a “Win List” and record all your professional “wins” in one area so you can refer back to them easily.
    3. Visit the AAA Career Center regularly to understand the employment marketplace and what positions are in demand.
    4. Set a goal to become an expert in a new skill and map out how you will achieve that goal.
    5. Take the time to pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments.
  • Kurt Gardner
    2013 Career Center at the Annual Meeting
    key date posted April 23, 2013 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, career, employers, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    name:
    2013 Career Center at the Annual Meeting
    date:
    August 4, 2013 9:00am - August 7, 2013 12:00pm
    detailed description:

     

    The Career Center at the Annual Meeting is the AAA’s largest recruiting event, where applicants and institutions can make connections! The Career Center at the Annual Meeting will begin on-site on August 4th at the Anaheim Marriott.

    The Career Center at the Annual Meeting will have two huge on-site events: 

    Interview HallGet Connected here! By registering through the Career Center employers and job seekers can schedule hour long interview hall times. Open Sunday through Wednesday...More privacy this year with each interview table  having it’s own private space!

    Career FairA great opportunity to meet people, collect resumes and schedule interviews. The Career Fair will take place at Hilton Anaheim on Sunday, August 4. 

    Note: In order to attend the Career Center at the Annual Meeting you MUST be registered for the 2013 Annual Meeting. For more information contact Member Services Coordinator, Kurt Gardner at Kurt@aaahq.org or 941-556-4132

  • AAA HQ
    AAA Career Center at the Annual Meeting—Don't Miss It!
    career resource last edited June 6, 2012 by Kurt Gardner, tagged academically qualified, employers, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    title:
    AAA Career Center at the Annual Meeting—Don't Miss It!
    details:

    Attend the American Accounting Association's 2012 Annual Meeting in early August and participate in the Career Center, the AAA’s biggest recruiting event, where applicants and institutions from all over the world can make connections!

  • AAA HQ
    Executive Affiliate Program FAQ's
    executive affiliate resource last edited April 25, 2012 by Kurt Gardner, tagged executive, professionally qualified 
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    Executive Affiliate Program FAQ's
    details:

    Executive Affiliate Program

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions from Executive Affiliate Program participants. If you have a question that is not found in these FAQ’s, feel free to post it in our Career Center Discussion Forum or contact Kurt Gardner at kurt@aaahq.org or (941) 556-4132.

    What is the Executive Affiliate Program?

    • The American Accounting Association has established the Executive Affiliate Program, a bridge between universities with faculty needs and executives from participating firms who would like to continue their professional careers as univsity faculty.

    Do I have to earn a PhD before applying for a teaching position?

    • No. Often with significant number of years of professional experience, a PhD is not required and you could teach either undergrad or graduate classes.

    I will be retiring soon and am considering university teaching. Where could I teach?

    • The first place to start thinking about teaching is with universities that you’ve worked with in the past such as your local university, community colleges, your alma mater, schools where they have prior relationships or contacts either from recruiting or guest lecturing.
    • Many other schools may also be looking for a professional to join their faculty.  If you participate in the American Accounting Association’s Career Center, you can search for and identify jobs for non-tenure track positions.

    Define roles/ranks of professoriate

    • Non-Tenure Track positions are generally for professionals who can bring strong industry knowledge to the classroom, as opposed to Tenure Track positions that have significant research expectations and require a PhD.
    • AQ – Academically Qualified:  This term is used by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) to designate faculty that have more of a academic role within the institution.  Although Universities develop their own definition of what it takes to be “academically qualified,” given their mission, criteria often include terminal degrees (such as PhDs) and publications in peer-reviewed, academic journals.
    • PQ – Professionally Qualified:  This term is used by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to designate faculty that have more of a practice/professional role within the institution.  Although Universities develop their own definition of what it takes to be “professionally qualified,” given their mission, criteria often include significant accomplishments in the profession and on-going maintenance of certifications. To remain professionally qualified, the faculty member is likely required to continue to participate in practice activities and to continue to engage in the profession.
    • Adjunct faculty:  This term is usually used to identify faculty who are not in a full-time position at the university.

    How do I find out if there are openings for teaching positions?

    • We recommend checking out our job board at the AAA Career Center. Here is a direct link to the list of available positions: AAA Career Center Job Board

    How should I inquire about potential positions that have not been posted to the AAA Career site?

    • We recommend reaching out to the department chair of the institution you’re interested in. If you have difficulty finding that individual, you can contact Kurt Gardner, Career Center Coordinator at the AAA and he will search our records for the department chair information.

    When should I look for openings for teaching positions?

    • Universities normally hire full time positions to begin in the fall semester.  To do this, their recruiting session will start in the prior spring, often extending into the summer.  Schools may also look for people to teach individual classes throughout the year as needs arise.

    What learning programs are available that could assist me in making a transition to teaching?

    • The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting- designed for experienced and new faculty looking for opportunities to refine their teaching talents and perfect their craft in teaching accounting. This year the CTLA will take place on August 4, 2012-August 5, 2012 in Washington DC. For more information click here.
    • AAA Meetings – Throughout the year the AAA holds meetings that will help increase your exposure to the academic community and will offer valuable teaching resources. Click here for Upcoming AAA Meetings.
    • AACSB Bridge Program created to provide a clear path for business leaders to move from the corporate office into the classroom. The program is open to senior-level business professionals of all industries and disciplines that meet the initial requirements for professionally qualified status (PQ) at AACSB accredited schools. For more information click here.

    How much would I earn as a university professor?

    • Salary positions vary widely based upon the amount of teaching, experience, and university.

    What is teaching at the university level really like?

    • Teaching at a university is a multi-faceted role.  It can be very rewarding and exciting – and you can make a big impact on tomorrow’s accountants.
    • Most non-tenure track, full-time faculty will teach between 6 and 10 course sections a year.  This means that a faculty member is in the classroom between 9 and 15 hours per week (and you should count on being able to attend all of your class sessions – missing class can cause issues).  This may sound like a university position doesn’t require much time, but to do it well, faculty will spend a significant amount of time preparing materials for class, meeting with students, and grading student assignments.
    • In addition to teaching, full-time faculty usually are expected to participate in service activities such as Beta Alpha Psi, faculty meetings, and committee meetings.  They may also have administrative responsibilities such as being the program coordinator for the masters program or being an assistant chairperson for the department.
    • In some cases, non-tenure track faculty also have publication responsibilities.  This is not as likely a requirement for someone with significant professional experience (rather than academic), but you may have opportunities to work with colleagues on projects that can inform practice.
    • In all cases, having a faculty role allows for a significant amount of independence and self-direction.  With that flexibility, you are able to bring your experiences to the university and share them with colleagues and students.  This also means, however, that you’ll likely be creating your own presentations, updating your student grade books, and making your own copies – tasks which you may not have done for a while in your professional career.  Your colleagues will be a great resource to help you transition into academia!
    • When you review job postings interview for a position, you’ll learn about the specifics for the position that the university is trying to fill.
  • AAA HQ
    Preparing for the Interview Process
    career resource posted April 25, 2012 by Judy Cothern, tagged academically qualified, career, executive, job seekers, professionally qualified, student 
    title:
    Preparing for the Interview Process
    details:

    Sign Up for Session #48 at AAA Annual Meeting: Sunday, August 5, 2:00-3:00pm

    This session will feature a panel of scholars who will discuss what makes a successful candidate, how to stand out in the crowd and provide insight on highlighting key points in your Curriculum Vitae. The audience will also have the chance to ask questions and start a discussion on the important questions involving the recruiting process. In order to register for the Career Center you must be registered, or plan on registering, for the 2012 Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kurt Gardner at 941-556-4132 or kurt@aaahq.org.

  • AAA HQ
    Teaching Opportunities for Alumni Partners
    career video last edited April 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged executive, professionally qualified 
    title:
    Teaching Opportunities for Alumni Partners
    description:

    KPMG's webinar for their alumni partners on Teaching Opportunities.

    Presented by:

    Rich McKinless, Partner, Alumni Partner Relations, KPMG LLP
    Kevin Stocks, Brigham Young University
    Cathleen Burns, University of Colorado
    Susan Crosson, Santa Fe College
    Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University

    You will need to select the audio link for one of two media players and then enter your name and email to launch the video.

    Thank you to KPMG for providing the link to view the webinar.