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Student e-News - September 2014

by Emily Weitz | Sep 18, 2014   ()

Just Two Weeks Away: Meet 20+ Potential Employers at MICPA Career Fair
Get a jumpstart on your plans for the end of this school year, especially if you’re hoping to snag an internship or full-time job in accounting. Student registration is free for the upcoming MICPA Career Fair, which will take place 1-4 p.m., Friday, October 3 in Novi. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from more than 20 employers – including accounting firms of all sizes from around the state – who are interested in hiring MICPA student members!

 Participating employers include:

  • Abraham & Gaffney PC
  • Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
  • Clayton & McKervey PC
  • Fenner Melstrom & Dooling PLC
  • Gordon Advisors PC
  • Hantz Group
  • McCartney & Company PC
  • Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Rehmann
  • Schlaupitz & Madhavan, PLLC
  • Shindel, Rock & Associates, PC
  • Yeo & Yeo
  • ...and the list is growing every day!

 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. Find out which companies will be there, make a list of those you want to talk with. Prioritize the list. 
  4. Plan a few key questions to ask the representatives of the companies you're interested in.
  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.)

Renew Your Complimentary Student Membership: Simply Upload Your Resume
Your MICPA membership renewal fee will be waived (a $25 savings!) if you upload your resume to the MICPA Connections & Careers website. It only takes a few minutes and will put your name and credentials on the radar of potential employers. If you have any questions about your membership or about the CPA profession, please call the MICPA Member Services team at 248.267.3747.

Welcome to the New

The Michigan Association of CPAs website has undergone a total redesign! You'll find a cleaner, sleeker website with big improvements everywhere, but we know you'll especially love these key enhancements:

  • Mobile Friendly. The new site has been designed for easy browsing and use on mobile devices.
  • Improved Search. The site’s search capabilities have been fully upgraded, streamlining your search process and more accurately filtering results
  • Easy-to-find publication archives. Check out the latest issues of the MICPA’s Student e-News, Weekly e-News or BusinessEdge publications!

Stop by the next time you have a chance and let us know if you have any questions or thoughts.

Have Some Fun with MICPA on Social Media!
Are you connected with the MICPA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn? The Association turns to its social media channels to help connect with members, to help members connect with each other… and sometimes just to have a little fun! Learn about what is happening at the Association including event news, important legislative updates, volunteer opportunities and more, including the MICPA staff's three-tiered Ice Bucket Challenge. We look forward to connecting with you! 


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