Professor Ron Cereola
Wanted: A Few Good Men & Women! This pilot is especially designed to offer Junior & Senior transfer students a project-based class in lieu of the typical first year classroom experience. Transfer students are at a higher maturity level than entering freshman and typically have substantial college-level credit. This class, a variation of BUS160 Business Decision Making in Modern Society, will further the development of your critical thinking skills and enable you to demonstrate those competencies considered most valued by professionals and employers: collaborating with a team, experiencing real-world problem solving, engaging with local communities, and enhancing written and oral communication skills. It will be a valuable addition to your career resume.
Participants will serve with CoB’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for low / middle income individuals. As “non- tax prep” trained individuals, you will act as greeters / intake interviewers, interpreters (particularly Spanish), computer techs (in case we have technology issues) or, if adventurous, as return preparers. If you have worked a part time or summer job and prepared your own return, I want you, as you definitely have the necessary skills and competencies to offer the type of service we will be providing. If you do not have any experience and would like to be involved in the preparation function, I can train you to prepare very simple returns using software such as Turbo Tax. I and other experienced individuals will always be on site to assist you if necessary.