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Accomplishments

Spring 2014

• The SCOB will have 34 undergraduates finish May, 2014. We have worked directly with 28 (83%). We will track,where possible,their next steps, and if working- the starting compensation. This project is well underway.

• Senior Accounting Program had 3 students successfully complete the assignment. All have, or will, receive offers of employment. We have a potential of 22 students eligible for the
2014/2015 cycle. Currently we are finalizing the list. “The Book”w; ill be sent to some 30 firms and organizations in June, 2014. The “Meet & Greet” is scheduled for early September. Interviews will follow.

• VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance was successful. Dr. Doug Smith, Accounting Professor was most helpful. We had 6 student volunteers. Our UM team served 71clients, including an International Student Workshop. This represents a 45% INCREASE OVER 2013. In the inaugural year,2012, we served 30 clients. We have reviewed our progress and plan to revamp the program for 2015. Our initial goal will be to serve 125 clients.

• Phi Chi Theta, the Business Fraternity, is still growing and financially solvent. There are currently around 25 students involved.

• The Spring Center Lecture Series was most successful. Larry Adams was our guest speaker!

• Internships: Academic -15 (including Sr. Accounting Program) Non-Academic- 7

• MBA students are provided assistance where needed.

• Resume review for Juniors/Seniors, a core product of the Center, are ongoing. Currently, we are working with 36 undergraduates who plan to finish May or August 2014 as well as a few MBA students.

• Select metro Birmingham executives are visiting the SCOB. Numerous faculty are now following this lead.

• Beginning Fall 2014,The Executive in Residence will add the assignment of teaching, Management 305, and thus having access to all Junior business students.