Student E-News: March 2019

by MICPA | Apr 04, 2019   ()

‘Driven’: A Four-Part MICPA Original Facebook Live Series for Students
The MICPA launched a new Facebook live original series last week to explore all the angles of helping you land a job or nail a crucial internship. You can still watch the first episode as MICPA student champion and University of Michigan student Ahmad Saad talks about the recruiting process and offers tips to make the most of the recruiting process while you’re still on campus. Like and follow us now on Facebook so you don’t miss future episodes.


CPA Exam Tips from MICPA Members
Following up on last month’s article, What I Wish I Had Known Before Taking the CPA Exam, we talked with MICPA members who passed the CPA exam and recently became licensed. This month, we include tips from Frank Provo. Frank is a senior accountant at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso. He took his last exam section in June 2018. Frank’s top three tips include:

  1. Don't underestimate the fringe topics. When I took FAR, a large portion of my exam was on business consolidations. Just because the AICPA says a topic distribution is 10 or 20%, that doesn't mean your exam can't have that topic in a higher concentration.

  2. YouTube is your friend. If you don't understand a section of your CPA review, odds are there's a great 10-15 minute video explaining the topic on YouTube. (Frank has posted a couple of YouTube videos himself: My Study Plan and Ten Tips

  3. A four- to six-month schedule to study and pass all four exam sections is not realistic for most people. Budget three months for each sections and adjust as needed. You'll have better knowledge retention and you won't come to resent studying. 

Headshots & Handshakes for Accounting Students
Accounting students are invited to attend an exciting free event created just for you! Headshots & Handshakes on Mar. 29 at the Federal Reserve in Detroit will include workshops on resumes, interviewing and social media. And, you’ll leave with a professional headshot guaranteed to make a good first impression. Registration is required to attend and space is limited.
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Attend a Professional Event
You’re invited to attend a premier MICPA event (at no cost) to hear top-level speakers and mingle with professionals. Attend the Spring Members Advisory Symposium on Wed., May 8 in Livonia. Limited spaces are also available in an early-morning breakfast session with AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon. Interested students should contact Colleen Burns at 248.267.3715 or

New Scholarships – Just for Accounting students
PCPS George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship & Internship – offers ethnically diverse accounting majors with scholarship and internship opportunities. Apply by May 31.

National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation – is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 academic scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 each. Apply by April 1.

How Can I Manage Stress?
Explore these five apps that can help you stay calm and focused during stressful times with guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.
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What Makes Tattoos Permanent?
Humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, so how to tattoos stick around? The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC.
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Time and Money – What Do They Say About Me?
“I can’t afford it.” “I don’t have the time.”  When you hear (or say) these words, it almost always means, “this is not a priority,” according to author and marketing guru Seth Godin.
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Welcome New Student Members
We are thrilled to recognize the following students who joined in January and February. Welcome to the MICPA!

Alma College – Logan Lange
Aquinas College – Spencer White
Baker College – Tammy Reilley
Davenport University – Kiersten Holstege
Eastern Michigan – Joyia Demoss, Olivia Norfolk, Amelia Parnis, Joseph Swaney, Adreath Crisovan
Ferris State University – Stacey Howe
Grand Valley State University – Stephanie Wiles
Macomb Community College Center Campus – Wyatt Howell
Michigan Technological University – Daniel Schudlich
Northwood University – Derek Bengel
Oakland University – John Kehoe, Marissa Mantey
Purdue University North Central – Kenneth Lenton
Schoolcraft College – Christian D'Agostino, Daichi Hirakawa, Quincy Johnson, Loreta
Llangos, Marie Makuetche, Austin New
Southwestern Michigan College – Lexus Disbrow, Lillian Rumley
University of Alabama College of Business – Leah Diehl
University of Michigan – Lauren O'Leary
University of Michigan - Dearborn – Jaffer Ahmad, Collin McCoy, Allison Vergara
University of Pennsylvania – Li Chen
University of Toronto – Kazbek Boutaev
Walsh College – Jonathan Azer, Gideon Bray, Heather Farmer, Tonia Jordan, Julia Oody, Autumn Pribula, Nidal Micho Ulbeh, Hazem Wahbi
Wayne State University – Blake Beck

Source: MICPA
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