St. John’s undergraduate Sylke Lesinski ’18C earned recognition for excellence in creative writing at the Staten Island Borough President’s Young Writers Showcase—the finale of the Young Writers Roundtable, a year-long academic program that celebrates student writers throughout the borough.
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Internships are becoming more and more crucial as the need for graduates with extensive experience intensifies. The Department of Accounting and Taxation’s Scholars Program at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business prides itself in providing students with the opportunity to participate in a full-time winter internship, allowing students to experience the accounting profession first-hand during the busy season.
The arrival of the information age has brought along with it a heightened need for fraud prevention and education. In response to the growing demand for individuals with fraud examination skills who can help organizations in fraud detection and deterrence, the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s has taken steps to strengthen fraud education at the College by partnering with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The Anti-Fraud Education Partnership makes it easy for Universities around the world to provide their students with expert anti-fraud training through the use of world-class educational tools and resources and workshops.
Following the recent dedication of the University’s Veterans Success Center, St. John’s has announced that its Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center, which supplies free virtual tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers, has extended its services to allow qualifying veterans to have their taxes prepared in person by on-campus volunteers.
In February 2015, three students represented The Peter. J Tobin College of Business during the first round presentations of the CFA Institute’s Annual Research Competition at the headquarters of the NY Society of Security Analysts in New York City.
Paul Walker, Ph.D., James J. Schiro/Zurich Chair of Enterprise Risk Management, was recently appointed to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) advisory council. The team of advisors is tasked with reviewing and updating the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management- Integrated Framework.
December 9, 2014
On October 31, 2014, a team of six St. John’s undergraduate students competed in the Federal Reserve College FED Challenge against teams from 35 other schools in the New York area.
November 25, 2014
School of Risk Management Teams Up With Protiviti to Examine U.S. Insurance Companies Readiness to Comply With ORSA
October 31, 2014
This October, St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science teamed up with global consulting firm Protiviti to conduct a joint-study regarding U.S. insurance companies and the changes to risk management practices as they prepare for 2015 Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirements.
October 29, 2014
St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM) recently collaborated with the International Insurance Society (IIS) to analyze global risk management and insurance education in a rapidly expanding market. The Collegiate Education in Risk Management and Insurance Globally: Past, Present and Future study, authored by SRM faculty member Dr. W. Jean Kwon, calls for a need to increase the quality and broaden accessibility to risk management and insurance education programs worldwide.