Department of Financial Management & Mortgage Banking
Student Opportunities

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ACC: Find a Job or Internship for Students

New Course:

BUSG 1193 Fundamental Financial Planning (Special Topics in Finance) (1 semester credit hour — 16 contact hours). Introduction to basic financial functions; identification of tools and strategies needed to analyze individual purchasing behaviors and patterns and their implications for an individual or family's financial future. Skills: R (Course Type W.)
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to understand how to manage and handle your personal and financial goals. This course will help students develop the skills necessary to have a practical approach to money management. This course is recommended for financial aid students. It will help students be able to responsibly handle their financial aid obligations.

Disney, Inc: Offers two great programs for college students.

To earn ACC Marketing Internship credit, you are required to:
• Take one Disney Education Course
• Complete the work experience
• Turn in a written assignment (5-10 pages)
• Submit an evaluation completed by your Disney College Program Supervisor
• Register for the Marketing Internship Course
• Have regular phone/emails contact with the ACC Marketing Internship Instructor

Please contact Ina Midkiff, Department Chair of Marketing at for additional information about these Disney programs.

Scholarships at ACC: See these two websites. : and

Gap Inc. for Community Colleges Workshop and Scholarships. Information below and on the Gap website.: Each spring.

Austin Community College, Cypress Creek Campus
April 5, 2014 | 8:30am-4:00pm (Lunch included)

In the Workshop you will discover your communication style, how to "get it all done" and what it takes to get your foot in the door!

For more information email

Gap Inc., a national retail chain, is one of six charter companies to initiate Skills for America's Future, an industry-led initiative to improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nationwide network to maximize workforce development strategies, job training program and job placement. Gap Inc. chose to partner with Austin Community College. According to Ina Midkiff, Department Chair, who is helping to coordinate the workshop, ACC was chosen because of its commitment to helping students prepare not just for entry level jobs but skills that will help them move up in companies.

This is a great way for students to receive current information from people in the industry on what it takes to get a job in the 2013 job market. The three modules in the workshop are fun and engaging, and cover everything from identifying your personal communication style, how to work with other styles effectively, how to make the most of your time and finish everything important, and lastly, how write an effective résumé and be prepared to put your best foot forward in your interviews. As an option, after completing the workshop there is an opportunity to participate in a job shadow at one of the local stores and take part in a mock interview with a Gap, Inc. leader.

In addition to providing the workshop, Gap Inc. is offering scholarships and job placement opportunities to qualified Austin Community College students. Fashion merchandising and design students are not the only ones to benefit from the workshop. These skills transfer to students in business, communication and marketing. Fashion and Marketing Majors at ACC will be given priority, but the workshop is open to all ACC students.

ACC is offering students the opportunity to learn from the real-world experience of their Leaders and their in-house training. Be sure and take advantage of this unique workshop and remember, those who participate in the workshop are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

For more information, read the original press release about the program:

Special course for Fall 2013: Field trip to New York

There is a Finance option for this class.

MRKG 1391 - Special Topics in Business Marketing and Marketing Management - is designed to experience New York City, the heart of the business world! We will be participating in the 2013 Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy, November 13-17, 2013. Students experience the industry and career field of their choice by meeting with industry leaders, going behind the scenes to learn how business gets done, and putting their knowledge to the test to find new solutions to challenges that today's industries are facing! Students will network with other students from across the country and work in teams to address industry issues. It is an opportunity of a lifetime to live, learn and lead.
This year's tracks will include:
1. Sports and Entertainment
2. International Business and Finance
3. Hospitality
4. Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
5. Advertising
Students select the career track most applicable to their career plans. Workshops will focus on meeting industry leaders, visiting applicable business sites, and learning about business strategies within the track.Participation in this class meets the requirements of an internship for the Marketing department. Students are responsible for their travel costs, estimated to be approximately $1,300, to be paid as a fee for the class.
More info, syllabus and photos from last year's trip are available on the MRKG 1391 page.
Contact Kathy Walton, 512-223-7213 or for more information.