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Ethics in Job Search: Selling Yourself Without Overinflating

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful and confusing process. You may not know what to wear to an interview, which positions interest you most or even how to be an ethical leader once you land a new job. But before you get the job, you must ace your interview. A natural instinct […]

Marketing or Deceiving? Communicating Ethically

Marketing to your audience entails strategy, clear vision and repetition. However, while reaching your audience, you must be sure you are not deceiving them. It is all too easy to include false information and misleading communication. The American Marketing Association (AMA) commits itself to promoting the highest standard of professional ethical norms and values for […]

Ethics in Career Decision Making

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, an organization dedicated to the enhancement of the regulation of accountancy, is uniquely qualified to house an Ethics Center. Many state boards of accountancy require the passing of an ethics examination or the completion of ethics courses prior to licensure. The CPT takes the next step in […]

Things to Think About for Students Returning to College in August

The new semester is quickly approaching! As you prepare to return to your studies, there are a few simple things you can do to better prepare for the upcoming semester that will set you up for success. A great way to begin, is by getting organized in your free time. Prepare your backpack, desk, computer/laptop, […]

Being a Difference Award – Highlighting University Winners

Since 2005, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) has supported and promoted ethical leadership within the business community. After successfully honoring ethical business leaders for more than a decade through the Being a Difference Award, the CPT revised the program in 2017, and created the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award program, sponsored […]

Importance of Mentoring: Helping Through Ethical Challenges

Previously, we wrote about the importance of having a mentor. Today, we would like to focus on mentorship. By definition, a mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher or an influential senior sponsor or supporter. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) aims to advance ethical leadership among students and professionals. By […]

How to Be an Ethical Leader

After college, students begin to consider their next chapter. Typically, this next chapter includes internships, first corporate positions and resume enhancements. However, you should become involved in activities and programs now that will positively benefit you later. You want to ask yourself how can you be more marketable. One of the best ways to do […]

Beyond the Buck: 4 Alternative Ways to Give Back in 2018

Author: Sydney Shearer, Development & Student Programs Specialist, NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT

Good News: Facebook Committed to Being a Safe Medium for Users (Sept/Oct) 2017

Ethics Matters September – October 2017 The social media platform, Facebook, has strived to be a digital community of individuals who demonstrate tolerance and acceptance. With the platform’s mission of making the world more open and connected, on many occasions, leaders at Facebook have stated that there is zero tolerance for harmful or hateful speech. […]

Lead With Integrity: A Challenge to Do the Right Thing (July/Aug 2017)

Ethics Matters July-August 2017 In July of 2016, I found myself in the middle of an ethical dilemma. I was traveling across the country speaking to audiences about ethical leadership, and encouraging them to make decisions based on what they believed were doing the right things. I was also trying to be an example for […]