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Intuit Impact: Job readiness success stories

Learn more about how Intuit's job readiness programs are empowering students with the skills they need to succeed.

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Intuit Impact: Job readiness success stories

Learn more about how Intuit's job readiness programs are empowering students with the skills they need to succeed.

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Enlighteners take first place during Intuit's inaugural Social Innovation Challenge

Find out how Elysia, Megan, Qi, and Maheswari created the 'Enlighteners' for Intuit’s inaugural Social Innovation Challenge, finding a way to support minority entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Podcast: Empowering Future Success

Don't miss this podcast featuring Intuit's VP of Corporate Responsibility, Dave Zasada, in conversation with Dr. Rebecca Corbin from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

Featured stories

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Unlocking Potential: Turning Dreamers Into Entrepreneurs

Learn how this student partnered with his teacher to use Design for Delight and QuickBooks to launch his own business after graduation.

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Retrospective: Intuit's Inaugural Social Innovation Challenge

Dive deeper into the experience of Intuit's Social Innovation Challenge and the impact it has made on these innovative student competitors.

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The State of Personal Finance

More than ever, students and teachers are prioritizing personal finance education, aiming to close the wealth equity gap across the country.

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Enlighteners win Social Innovation Challenge

Hear the winners of Intuit's inaugural Social Innovation Challenge discuss the importance of the competition and why the chose to create "Enlighteners".

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Intuit partners with Compton schools

Learn how Intuit is working with CTE director Dr. Silke Bradford to bring hands-on learning and entrepreneurship opportunities to Compton Unified School District.

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Empowering Future Success with Critical Personal Finance Skills and an Entrepreneurial Mindset

NACCE's Dr. Rebecca Corbin interviews Dave Zasada, Vice President of Intuit Corporate Responsibility, to explore how adding an entrepreneurial mindset to financial literacy skills can create great success. 

Social Innovation Challenge Teams

Intuit partners with school districts and educational organizations to provide students with an opportunity to learn design thinking, develop innovative solutions, and compete to win scholarships. Check out some of the outstanding teams who have competed in the Social Innovation Challenge.
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Team LJ

Toronto, ON

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Team Enlighteners

San Jose, CA

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Team Early Entrepreneurs

New York, NY

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Team ReFAIRe

Fountain Valley, CA

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Team Boss Ladies

Dallas, TX

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Team Y&K

San Diego, CA

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Recent job readiness events

Intuit partners with school districts and educational organizations around the world to bring financial literacy and durable skills into the hands of students who need them most.

Harness powerful tools to find real solutions.
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Unlocking Potential: Turning Dreamers Into Entrepreneurs

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Retrospective: Intuit's Inagural Social Innovation Challenge


What our educators are saying

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As a teacher, I am extremely passionate and enthusiastic when it comes to my students learning the [QuickBooks Online] platform as well as the accounting that takes place behind the scenes. I believe that in doing so, I am setting my students up for success in the workplace and/or in their own businesses.
Yvonne Hobbs, Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Northern Virginia Community College
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QuickBooks Online is one of my favorite courses to teach because it gives students tangible skills at the end of the semester (actually around the middle of the semester) they can immediately implement to be successful employees, or even entrepreneurs.
Erick O. Bell, CPA, Interim Dean Academic Services, Las Positas College
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We want these kids to be able to fail forward, so that they can be resilient. I really think they're going to transfer these [design thinking] skills to the workforce, and that's going to make for better employees all around. They're going to be able to think more critically and creatively and solve problems.
Kim Reiser, Business Services Teacher, Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

What our students are saying

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I was introduced to QuickBooks by my professors at Hillsborough Community College. As the founder of Forgot or Knot, QuickBooks has helped me gain the discipline and form the habits I needed to manage my customers and company financials. It gave me the foundation and the confidence to scale the business.
Jason Hendricks, Hillsborough Community College 2019 Grad, Founder of Forgot or Knot
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I am beyond grateful to have had the wonderful opportunity of working with Intuit QuickBooks through The University of Texas at Dallas. Upon graduation, receiving my QuickBooks Certification opened up an innumerable amount of career opportunities and has solidified my skills within my profession of accounting.
Desarae Sifuentes, The University of Texas at Dallas 2021, Accounting Associate, QuickBooks Certified User
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By having guidance from my mentors, working with my teammates, and pitching the website to interested users, I gained insight into working in a real-world setting.
Maheswari Bajji, Santa Teresa High School, 1st Place Winner
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I have seen how detrimental not having access to mentors or people that understand certain aspects, like governmental procedures and permits, can be to a minority entrepreneur,” Mata said. “With our product we hoped to have been able to close this knowledge gap while creating an opportunity to network.
Esmeralda Martinez Mata, School of Business and Management at Townview, 3rd Place Winner
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​​We developed problem solving skills as well as learned how to work in a team. We will utilize these skills by applying them to our future careers.
Eden Cheung, Westhill High School, 3rd Place Winner