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Ohio Northern University MPPA student finishes first in IMA Student Manuscript Competition
Darren Miller, a graduate student in Ohio Northern University’s Master of Professional Practice in Accounting program, has won the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Manuscript Competition.
Miller, whose winning paper will be published on the IMA website, will be recognized at the IMA National Conference in June 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Miller’s paper was titled “Accounting Internships: How an internship helped me validate my career choice and so much more.” Miller, who is from Sugarcreek, Ohio, graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting from ONU in August 2013.
The purpose of the competition is to provide opportunities for students to share their membership experiences through publication and to provide quality articles suitable to be considered for publication on the IMA/Strategic Finance website. Participants are encouraged to write on topics that include the benefits of IMA from a student’s perspective, the advantages of forming a student chapter, how students are preparing for careers in accounting, firsthand telling of any practical experience a student has had (such as an internship), or successful programs the student chapter has sponsored that enhanced membership, educational programs or relationships with the parent chapter and/or council.