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AICPA/CIMA Roll Out Career Launchpad

Career Launchpad, which provides insights and guidance for beginning a career in Indiana, has been launched by the AICPA and CIMA. The program requires a free student membership with the AICPA and CIMA.

Led by the avatar Andi, students complete six modules that take them on a journey in accounting and finance. The last module, offered in partnership with Interflexion, enables them to participate in simulated interviews for which they receive real-time feedback.

Modules 1 through 5 are free. Module 6, the advanced interview program, is available for $19.95.

Centered on career exploration, modules 1 and 2 while skill development is a theme of modules 3 through 5.

The Modules offer the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Module 1: Advice, stories and behind-the-scenes tips for landing first jobs from accountants in various industries. These range from forensic accounting at the FBI to becoming a partner in Audit or building a career in tech.                                                                                                                                                                    Module 2: Current accounting and finance professionals offer advice aout salaries, benefits, work/life balance, and for choosing a first employer.                           Module 3: Practice defining skills to start building resumes/CVs and LinkedIn profiles through Case Studies.                                                                                 Module 4: Use templates and professional advice to enhance resume/CV, write a cover letter, and build LinkedIn profiles.                                                             Module 5: Tips from a Vice President on how perform well in interviews, along with practice case studies.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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