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MICPA Updates; Topics for students include MAF scholarship, discount tickets and more

by MICPA | Jan 14, 2016   ()

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Scholarship Deadline Draws Near
Since 2003, the Michigan Accountancy Foundation has granted over $1,000,000 to nearly 300 Michigan accounting students. MAF scholarships of up to $3,000 assist current college accounting majors in funding their fifth/graduate years. Accounting majors in their senior year are encouraged to apply. Look for links to the online and PDF application forms on the MAF website; the deadline is Jan. 29.

While the focus of the scholarship is accounting majors entering their fifth year of studies, additional considerations will be made. Along with answers provided on the scholarship application, the following will also be considered: Physically challenged, self-supporting student status, financial need and minority status. In some instances, because of donor restrictions, consideration will be given to the school attended by the recipient. Please note this information on the scholarship application.

Social Media Mistakes That Could Cost You the Job
Human resource managers say posting negative comments is the most common deal breaker, but there are a few other mistakes you might be making on social media that could affect your chances of landing a job or internship. Read these tips from OfficeTeam to avoid digital faux pas.

Get Discount Tix to Join MICPA at The Joe and the Palace
Go Wings! And Pistons! Take advantage of discounted member tickets and join us for upcoming games, plus $5 for every ticket is donated to Michigan Accountancy Foundation scholarships. You won’t want to miss the Feb. 23 Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets game – it’s the annual MICPA Night at the Joe including a group photo on the ice after the game with the MICPA crew and our Chair of the Board Stephanie Bergeron, president of Walsh College. Red Wings tickets are $25 or $40, depending upon the section. Pistons tickets are available for Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 21 (promo code MICPA).

Get the Inside Scoop on the MICPA From President Peggy Dzierzawski
Learn how Michigan CPAs are sharing their passion to strengthen the profession and how the MICPA is addressing members’ evolving educational needs in this Inside Public Accounting  Q&A with MICPA President and CEO Peggy Dzierzawski.

Learn About Big Picture Issues Important to the CPA Profession
The CPA profession will remember 2015 for success in many areas, including advocacy, enhancement of audit quality, and recruitment of future CPAs. In this Q&A, AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, reflects on the accomplishments of the past year and discusses initiatives that will help the profession continue to thrive in 2016 and beyond.


Source: MICPA
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