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MICPA Career Fair, CPA Exam Updates, We May Be Coming to Your School and more

by MICPA | Sep 14, 2016   ()

Discover Your Next Great Opportunity at MICPA Career Fair
On Friday, Sept. 30 in Livonia, you can connect face-to-face with employers from all over the state and get the advantage in your search for a great job or internship in the accounting field. Additionally, if you’re looking for information about the best post-graduate programs, you will not be disappointed. This event is a great way to get your foot in the door and start building your ideal career. Students attend for free, but you should pre-register here.

Seven Tips for Career Fair Success

  1. Have plenty of copies of your resume ready.
  2. Prepare a 20-30 second introduction to use with employers (who you are, what you’re looking for, and how your skills align with the company’s needs).
  3. Plan a few key questions.
  4. Find out which companies will be there, make a list of those you want to talk with. Prioritize the list.
  5. Dress for success in interview attire.
  6. Someone at the career fair may provide a bag, but just in case, you may want to take along something to neatly hold the brochures, trinkets, etc. that you collect from employers.
  7. Don’t be intimidated by long lines. At the end of the day you’ll have made face-to-face contact with potential employers. (That’s way better than just being a resume in a huge pile.)

We Know You’re Smart
You’ll be happy to hear that Michigan ranks among the top five states for the CPA Exam average pass rate according to a recent report from National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). During 2016 Q2, the pass rate for Michigan exam takers was 57.6 percent, following Utah (67.4 percent), Missouri (64.5 percent), Wisconsin (59.4 percent) and North Carolina (58.7 percent). Congratulations from MICPA to the 159 people who passed the fourth section!

What Will the CPA Exam Look Like in 2017?
Years of research, the science of psychometrics and numerous test drives all played a role in the development of the next CPA exam. An article from the Journal of Accountancy explains the skills that will be emphasized when the next CPA exam makes its debut in April 2017. READ MORE

Join or Renew Your Student Membership: And Get It for FREE
If you haven’t yet renewed your annual membership, or if you have a friend who would like to join, do it now. Student membership is free if you participate in this quick survey. If you have any questions about your membership or about the CPA profession, please call the MICPA Member Services team at 248.267.3747.

We May Be Coming to Your School
Stop by and say “hi.” The MICPA team is on the move and may be visiting your school soon: Walsh Career Fair (9/14), Schoolcraft College Career Fair presentation (9/15), WSU Career Fair (9/22), Aquinas student group (9/26), and UofM Ann Arbor Ross School student group (10/7). Invite us to your accounting club or Beta Alpha Psi chapter meeting – we’re 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 Emily VanMeter or call her at 248.267.3680.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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