Kaulkin Ginsberg, the leading consultancy and M&A advisory firm focused on the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry, is pleased to announce that its spring semester research fellows program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park’s Department of Economics undergraduate studies program, is underway. Students are conducting high end research on specific segments of the accounts receivable management industry, utilizing the University’s broad research capabilities.

This past fall semester, undergraduate students within the Economics Association of Maryland collected and distilled macroeconomic and qualitative data within student loans, hospitals and state-level government collections. The results were delivered by the students in oral and written presentations. This semester students are researching the cable, financial services, telecommunications and state-level government sectors.

Mike Ginsberg, President and CEO of Kaulkin Ginsberg stated, “Each semester the students are carefully screened by the Director of Undergraduate Economics Studies for the University of Maryland, Dr. Cindy Clement, and their commitment to producing the highest quality results is outstanding. The accounts receivable management industry is experiencing significant changes.  Owners, executives and investors alike must have access to the highest level of authoritative information to make informed business decisions. Kaulkin Ginsberg has always been committed to excellence and The University’s support this fellows program is extraordinary.”

The Economics Department continues to seek ways to educate students about the importance of high-end research for business advancement.

According to Dr. Cindy Clement, the Director of Undergraduate Studies Economics for the University of Maryland, “Students today understand that real-world experience is a necessary complement to their academic classwork, but internships are often hard to find or squeeze into their schedules. Mike brings an internship-like experience on campus and makes it much easier for students to see what business clients will expect of them when they join the workforce after graduation. Unlike some internships, all time spent on the research fellows program is content-intensive – no clerical work, no commuting time, no fetching coffee. Students really appreciate the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge and get detailed feedback on their work.”

Finance Masters student Naibin (Eric) Yan, who oversees this project on campus, stated “The most impressive thing I remember in my first job when I just graduated with my Economics Bachelor’s degree was: there is a huge gap between what we learned in the college and what our employers expected us to do. Today’s students know how to do research but they need to know more about what kind of research work is deliverable to the business community. This fellowship is a really good opportunity for college students to practice what they learned and shape their sense of real business research. I used one year of consulting work and two years of graduate studying experience to figure out how to be a qualified analyst. By participating in this fellowship program, I believe that those students will have a better starting point than I had.”

About Kaulkin Ginsberg

Since 1991, Kaulkin Ginsberg has provided value-add strategic advisory services tailored specifically to the accounts receivable management industry and other outsourced business services (OBS) companies. The firm’s client-centric approach covers almost every stage of a company’s lifecycle. For more about the firm please visit www.kaulkin.com.

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