Student e-News, February 16, 2015

by MICPA | Feb 16, 2015   ()

Step Away From Your Laptop.
Run with CPAs

MICPA student members are invited to join in for a jog (or walk or run) with the MICPA team at this year’s Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. Join us on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This year marks our 12th year as sponsor, and we’re hoping it also marks our largest team yet! To participate, visit our Register for the Race webpage. Simply register online as a "Team Member" with the Michigan Association of CPAs team. If you're looking for a little extra inspiration, check out the 2014 event video. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Emily Weitz at or 248.267.3713.

Game On! Invite Fellow Students to Join MICPA
The 2015 Student Enrollment Competition is open for the spring semester, so encourage your fellow accounting students to sign up for complimentary MICPA membership. Contact Dwight Ragland for details on how accounting students can join MICPA for free.

We’ll Come to You. Just Invite Us
Are you in charge of an upcoming program for your school’s accounting club or Beta Alpha Psi chapter meeting? Make it easy on yourself and call us. The MICPA is happy to help you find a speaker for daytime or evening events. There is no cost. And, if the timing is right, we’ll even pop for pizza or snacks and some MICPA swag. Email Dwight Ragland or call him at 248.267.3680.

10 Toxic Words You Must Not Say in a Job Interview
There’s plenty advice out there to rehearse what you’re going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own… But what about rehearsing what you’re not going to say? LinkedIn tells you to stay away from these ten words.

Gone in Six Seconds: Why I Passed on Your Resume
An article from professional recruiter Danielle Krause says she knows in six seconds whether a resume is worth considering. See if you’ve committed any of these common errors on your resume.

More Than $380,000 in Accounting Scholarships Now Available from AICPA
The AICPA Legacy Scholarship application is now available on for the 2015-2016 academic year. The new application process is more streamlined and convenient, allowing students to fill out a single application for all four AICPA Legacy Scholarship awards. The AICPA Legacy Scholars Program will provide more than 100 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, totaling more than $380,000, to deserving undergraduate and graduate accounting students from across the nation. The application deadline is April 1. As a service to students, the AICPA offers the National Scholarship Search on ThisWayToCPA. This platform allows you to search a database of more than 100 scholarships by state and scholarship type. 

Friday Night Fun at GR Griffins Game
Join the MICPA for a night with the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7 p.m.  Friday, February 20 against the Hamilton Bulldogs. Grab $2 hot dogs (and $2 beer if you’re 21) between 6–8 p.m. while supplies last and enjoy special intermission entertainment. Save up to $5 per ticket plus NO service fees and a portion of every ticket will be donated to the Michigan Accountancy Foundation’s Fifth/Graduate Year Scholarship Program. Lower Level Face-Off tickets are $18 and Lower Level Center Ice tickets are $22 at; use promo code MICPA. Select your seats and make your purchase. For more information, download the promotional flyer, or contact John Hoffa with questions by email or phone at 616.774.4585 ext. 3049. The final Friday night game this season for MICPA members will be March 20.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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