Student News: February 2018

by MICPA | Feb 15, 2018   ()
Introducing New Student Champions; It’s Not Too Late to Join In

We’re excited to welcome several MICPA Student Champions and we invite you to consider the opportunity. Student Champions work closely with faculty and peers to promote MICPA student membership and the CPA credential. In addition to our never-ending gratitude, you get to meet high profile CPAs and a free CPA candidate membership once you graduate. To learn more, download the flyer and contact Emily VanMeter today.

We send a shout out to our current Student Champions:

  • Michigan Tech – Joe Platz
  • Northwood – Emily Fedewa
  • Walsh College – Joslyn Le & Enkeleda Piri
  • Wayne State – Hannah Haynes & Shavonte Ross
  • Western Michigan – Maddie Cordell

New “In an Instant” Video: CPAs Making a Difference in Flint
Lots of things are changing in Flint and bringing about a spark of revitalization. State Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) shares his excitement about Flint’s future in the latest episode of “In an Instant,” an insider-interview with Shane Barry, director of MICPA Government Relations. 

Worried About AI Taking Over Your (Future) Job?
While accounting and auditing jobs may change as Artificial Intelligence use becomes more prevalent, those jobs won’t go away. Find out how AI is affecting the business environment.
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The Top Must-Read Accounting Blogs
All over the world, there are accountants using the power of blogging to share their knowledge, expertise, and unique personalities. Accounting Degree Review ID’s the top 25 best accounting blogs.
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What We’re Talking About

Words to include on your resume – Strengthen your resume right now by including action words from this list.
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Words to (help you) stop procrastinating – Trick your brain into being productive by using this one small trick: micro-goals.
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Words you don’t want to misuse – Save yourself from the embarrassing misuse of these words when you’re trying to impress. Or, even when you’re not.
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Just for Fun

Quiz: What kind of CPA you should be – This easy quiz asks a few fun questions to identify how your personal interests might play into the type of work you’ll do one day as a CPA.
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Check out these CPA license plates – The Journal of Accountancy had some fun gathering unique vanity plates from CPAs across the country. 
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10-Second challenge for better relationships – One quick experiment can help you better understand yourself and people you interact with.
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Important Notice for Exam Candidates:
New Exam Gateway Launches March 5; Current System Will Close During Migration
A new version of the Gateway and National Candidate Database for the CPA Exam will launch on March 5. The new systems are designed with improved user-friendly functionality and enhanced security measures. During the migration to the new system, the system will be unavailable to candidates from 11 p.m. Feb. 16 until 1 a.m. March 5 (EST). During this period, the system will not be able to print or reprint Notices to Schedule (NTS) or accept any payments. Scheduling with Prometric and candidate testing will not be affected by this conversion process. 

CPA Exam Tip
The AICPA Board of Examiners has spoken:  content related to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will be eligible to appear on the CPA Exam beginning Jan. 1, 2019. So for now, the exam will continue to test the tax laws and regulations in effect before the enactment of the new law.
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Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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