Kaulkin Ginsberg, the leading consultancy and M&A advisory firm focused on the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry, is pleased to announce that it initiated its fall semester research fellows program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park’s Department of Economics undergraduate studies program. Students will be conducting high end research on the healthcare accounts receivable management and revenue cycle management industries, utilizing the University’s broad research capabilities.
Since the start of the Great Recession, the ARM industry has experienced significant changes. Executives must continuously have access to the highest level of authoritative information to make informed business decisions. Each semester, upper classman undergraduate students collect and distill macroeconomic and qualitative data within important market segments of the ARM industry. Markets analyzed to date include student loans, government, cable, financial services and telecommunications.
The students are carefully selected by the Director of Undergraduate Economics Studies for the University of Maryland, Dr. Cindy Clement. According to Dr. Clement, “Many undergraduates understand that to launch a career that fully matches their interests and abilities, they need “real world experience” in addition to their academic accomplishments. But obtaining that experience while they are still building knowledge and skills is not so easy. This program is an excellent opportunity for students to efficiently gain such experience. Interacting with professionals rather than academics and removing the somewhat artificial pressure of a earning a grade makes Research Fellows a fantastic complement to the department’s curriculum”.
Mike Ginsberg, President and CEO of Kaulkin Ginsberg expressed, “We are extremely proud that 25 students have completed the Research Fellows program to date. These are gifted students and their results have exceeded my expectations. I am proud to announce that in May we hired Michael Thomas, our first full time hire directly attributed to the program. Michael will work with me to oversee the fall 2014 program along with two carefully selected proctors and the full support of the University.”
According to Mr. Thomas, “I worked fulltime as a restaurant manager while attending the University of Maryland, which made traditional internships nearly impossible. Because the Research Fellows is an on campus program that encourages students to work together and manage projects on their own, just as you would in the real world, I was able to participate and gain valuable experience that otherwise would not have been available. Through the program, I was given the opportunity to apply academic training to real world business assignments that helped me improve my communication, research, presentation skills. I look forward to working with my fellow economics majors at the University of Maryland and helping them take that next step as they prepare to graduate and pursue their professional careers.”
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.
About The University of Maryland’s Department of Economics
The University of Maryland’s Department of Economics is ranked in the top 20 economics programs in the country in the most recent National Academy of Sciences study. The Department has about 40 faculty members. The size and diversity of the faculty permits study in virtually every major theoretical and applied area of economics including advanced macro, advanced micro, comparative institutional economics, econometrics, economic development, economic history, environmental and natural resource economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, political economy, and public economics.