I was doing research looking for prominent teacher blogs and came across the Scholastic site.
I work for a communications firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, and one our clients is the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). We are currently working with the AICPA to promote the CPA profession to high school students after discovering that many of them knew little to nothing about the profession and certainly weren’t aware of the wide variety of opportunities that a career as a CPA can offer. To get the word out, we redesigned the Start Here, Go Places Web site to make it a more interactive experience for students.
As part of the new site launch, we also created a contest – Start Here, Rock Out – for students ages 13 – 19 where they have the chance to win one of 10 iPod touches we’re giving away each week now through December 7, plus 50 more on December 14. To enter in the contest, students simply create and save a FutureMe (a 10-question quiz, which gives the user a glimpse of him or her future self, living it up as a CPA) at www.StartHereGoPlaces.com.
The new site isn’t just for students, there is also a section dedicated to educators, with classroom curricula, fun tools for keeping students engaged, forums and more.
Please check out the site and let me know what you think about it – and share with students, colleagues and friends who you think might be interested.
I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing back from you.
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