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Inspired by Goldman Sachs’ presence in Bangalore, India, members of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society at St. John’s University, donated a shipment of stuffed animals to Bangalore’s Abilashrayam Orphanage, demonstrating the Vincentian spirit of compassion and zeal for service.
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 tax fraud prevention and education. The Tobin College of Business at St. John’s has taken steps to strengthen tax fraud education at the College by partnering with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a partnership that 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.
The Tobin Collge of Business hosted receptions in Shanghai and Beijing, China to reconnect alumni and mingle with prospective students.
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.
The Insurance Leader of the Year Award, presented annually since 1995, recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals whose leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services industry sets them apart from their peers.
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.

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