News for Emerging Professionals

  • Free or paid, internships are worthwhile

    It's widely agreed that interning during college is one of the best ways that students can find jobs after graduation. But the question about whether interns should be paid is now tied up in a lengthy legal battle.
  • Survey Reveals Talent is a Key Concern among CPA Firms

    CPA firms once again are feeling the pressure to hire and retain high-quality professionals. That’s one of the most striking findings of the 2015 AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) CPA Firm Top Issues Survey. Reviewing the results, it’s reasonable to conclude that factors such as steady demand for CPA services, continuing workload compression issues and, perhaps, concerns about the ongoing retirement of Baby Boom-generation partners have motivated firms to focus on their most important assets.
  • A Simple Formula to Be More Innovative

    While companies that most effectively use disruptive technology continue to make headlines -- and profit -- many organizations have a heightened interest in innovation. Their staff are being asked to focus on future growth opportunities rather than defending the status quo; embrace failure through small and quick learning experiments; and reinvent business models to create value for their customers and themselves.
  • 6 Tips for Becoming a Thought Leader on LinkedIn

    With the rising prominence of social media, becoming an influencer isn’t as hard as it once was. Social media levels the playing field, giving everyone an outlet to speak their minds.
  • 17-year-old becomes one of the world’s youngest CPAs

    When Belicia Cespedes returned from lunch one afternoon last summer, she was surprised to see friends and family gathered outside her family’s Canyon Country, Calif., home. The crowd was cheering, so the teenager joined in, clapping and smiling—until she realized the applause was for her.
  • A leader who demands excellence and delivers it too

    There has never been a substitute for hard work for Seelan Gobalsamy. From the CA(SA) qualification which he acquired in his early twenties to his role as CEO of STANLIB, he has been driven by the desire to make a difference – first in his own life and now in that of others. Monique Verduyn spoke to him
  • 3 Reasons to Get Involved in Professional Organizations

    Take your pick: Rotary, Kiwanis, college alumni groups … the sky's the limit on the number of organizations you can get involved in, but how do you know which group is a good fit? Getting involved can benefit you in many ways—from networking, to the feel-good aspect of volunteering, to developing lasting personal and professional relationships.
  • Future of the CPA profession mingle in Royal Oak

    The snow didn’t keep over 50 up-and-coming professionals from gathering at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak last night to network, enjoy games, win prizes and make connections at the MICPA’s first Emerging Leaders Connect.
  • Why Millennial Managers are the World's Most Perplexed Demographic

    I've been writing and speaking about millennials since they first made their way into the workplace as teenagers in 1998. Since then, I've interacted with thousands of mature business owners and leaders who've confessed their struggles and frustrations in managing this enigmatic generation.
  • How I turned a job rejection into another offer

    Having managed a fellowship program, I know what it’s like to meet an applicant and think she’s awesome — but not quite as qualified as someone else. Often, I would go out of my way to help these candidates — pointing them toward other resources or, if they really impressed me, introducing them to the manager of another program or someone at Career Services.

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