Student Enrichment Programs
The accounting department's enrichment programs at Saint Joseph's University offer students the opportunity to network with Big 4 accounting firms as well as entrepreneurs and representatives from smaller, local public accounting firms. Enrichment opportunities include mentorship programs, internships, scholarships, speaker seminars, and various other resources designed to enhance your education and future career. Questions regarding enrichment programs should be directed to Professor Joseph M. Ragan.
The STAR Scholar Program is designed to prepare our accounting students for the pinnacle of success using cutting-edge technology. Scholars will gain exposure to high-level system applications, gain professional skills and earn recognition. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Professor Joseph Ragan, the STAR Scholar Coordinator.
Named after Edward G. Sutula, a former Saint Joseph's University accounting professor, the Sutula Scholars Program was designed to provide an enriching experience for a group of account students, as well as enhance the reputation and visibility of the accounting program.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
For the 28th consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University is offering free tax return preparation services to taxpayers who qualify for the IRS-managed Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which the IRS has operated for over 50 years.
Consistent with the legacy provided by Professor Joseph M. Ragan, whose career spans over 40 years with 29 years as the Chair of the Department of Accounting, the goal of a Ragan Scholar is to think, create, and transform. As a classroom educator, Professor Ragan took the lead in curriculum redesign through technology, creating advanced computer applications for classroom use and in so doing, helped engineer the transformation of accounting education.