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Laura Lopez meeting with student on University of Northern Iowa campus
Unpack program helps students acclimate to college life

Students who enter UNI’s business college come from all kinds of backgrounds. They might be a first-generation student or from an underrepresented group. Whatever the case, UNI’s Unpack program for business students, provides a crucial resource to guide them through the college journey.

1 week 5 days ago

University of Northern Iowa business students chat with prospective students
What to look for in a college or university

When looking for a college to attend, many people are unsure of what to look for in a good school. Often they take into account a university’s reputation with peers, where it is located and if it has the program of their choice. However, while these are essential questions, there are other areas you should look into before committing to a particular college.

2 weeks 3 days ago

UNIBusiness News

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Scammers have not fallen victim to COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has revealed that scammers are still alive and well. They nimbly offered nostrums to prevent or cure the virus to naïve buyers within a few weeks of the epidemic’s explosion. In doing so, the medical quacksters have lived up to their predecessors: let no health scare or new technology go to waste.

1 month 8 hours ago

Ethical View, Faculty View

tax refund check with U.S. dollars
Moral hazard in the labor market

In the wake of the disruption in America’s economy, legislators on both sides of the aisle quickly rushed through palliatives for American businesses and workers. In doing so, they may have created situations rife with what economists call “moral hazard,” situations where the affected parties have disincentives to mitigate losses.

1 month 1 day ago

Ethical View, Faculty View

UNI business college interns Caleb Meinders and Kayla Hoeger
UNI business college leads the way at No. 1 Northwestern Mutual office

Thanks to some UNI business college influence, the Waterloo office of Northwestern Mutual had the No. 1 internship program out of all 214 offices across the country from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Two UNI interns led the way. Caleb Meinders (’21) and Kayla Hoeger (’20) were the No. 21 and No. 32 interns (out of 100s) in the 2019-20 Northwestern Mutual internship class, respectively. Zach Fischels (’19), Clay Meinders (’19) and Owen Ward (’19) also played key roles before graduating.

1 month 5 days ago

Student News, UNIBusiness News

Northern Iowa accounting students help prepare tax returns for VITA program
UNI named Top 3 program for CPAs

The University of Northern Iowa’s accounting department ranked third in the nation in preparing students to become certified public accountants, according to a new analytic by Baylor University and UNI professors. The newly created CPA Success Index estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam. The metric found UNI students had an 89% success rate on the notoriously difficult test, just below Texas A&M University (90%) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (95%).

1 month 5 days ago

UNIBusiness News

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