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Tips for Finding and Learning From a Career Mentor

March 11, 2024

Is a mentor really all that valuable, anyway? In a word, yes. Read on for more explanation on why you should find one as well as tips for how to both forge a mentor-mentee relationship as well as get the most out of one.

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How to Complete the Major GPA Calculator Worksheet for the Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship Application

January 29, 2024

This year, the Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship application requires a new document, the Major GPA Calculator worksheet. With this worksheet, applicants can easily calculate their GPA in their major and showcase their course load in accounting subjects and their grades in those classes.

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If You Don’t Know About This, You May Be Missing Out On $5,000

January 26, 2024

We get feedback from students that the letter of recommendation is the most challenging part of completing their scholarship application. Here are some tips to help you clinch those stellar recommendation letters that could nab you one of our $5,000 scholarships and hopefully more awards in the future.

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5 Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Apply for a Scholarship

January 19, 2024

The main motivators behind applying for a scholarship usually have to do with financial assistance and reducing student loan debt. These are incredibly valid but there are so many other reasons why you should apply for a scholarship. With the Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship application deadline approaching, here are 5 other reasons why you should complete and submit your scholarship application.

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Washington CPA Exam Credit Reinstatement: Hundreds of CPA Candidates Can Continue Their Journey to CPA Thanks to New Program

October 20, 2023

At the Washington Board of Accountancy (WBOA) meeting on October 20, a CPA exam credit reinstatement program was adopted and is effective immediately. As a result of this program, Washington exam candidates who lost CPA exam credits between January 30, 2020, and December 31, 2023, will have until June 30, 2025, to complete the remaining sections of the exam.

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What’s Brewing, Future CPAs? Small Talk or Your Next Big Break?

October 05, 2023

Summer’s over, and while you’ve been savoring that iced coffee, the chatter around small talk has been percolating. Want to know how casual conversations can lead you to your dream job? Let's spill the tea!

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Countdown to Change: CPA Exam Completion Window Shift and the New Exam Launch

August 22, 2023

Earlier this year, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced that they adopted the Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rule that extended the window to pass all four sections of the CPA. Exam takers would now have 30 months to complete the remaining sections, as opposed to the previous 18-month rule, from the time they receive a passing score on their first section of the exam.

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Stepping Stones to Licensure

July 24, 2023

Education, Exam, and Experience. These three components serve as the essential building blocks for achieving CPA licensure.

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Mastering the Art of Networking: A Guide for Accounting Students

June 22, 2023

As an accounting student, you're likely aware of the significance of networking in today's competitive job market. Building connections with accounting firms not only increases your chances of securing internships and full-time positions but also provides valuable insights and mentorship opportunities. Let’s explore the best ways for accounting students to network effectively with accounting firms, allowing you to pave a path towards a successful career in the field.

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Paying It Forward: The Impact of Washington CPA Foundation’s Scholarship Program

May 15, 2023

It’s no surprise that pursuing a career in accounting can be expensive and that cost is a considerable barrier to many students. Scholarships and other financial assistance become essential to these students and make a real difference in their overall success.

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Washington CPA Foundation Awards $30,000 in Grants

April 19, 2023

The Washington CPA Foundation awarded $30,000 in grants to local organizations this year. These organizations all had programs or events designed to improve the diversity of the CPA and accounting pipeline in our state.

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Tips to Completing Your Accounting Scholarship Application On Time

January 13, 2023

The deadline for Washington CPA Foundation Accounting Scholarship applications is only a month away. Check out this handy infographic for help breaking down the application process into a few manageable, weekly steps over the next month.

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Washington CPA Foundation Scholarships Now Open!

October 11, 2022

Washington CPA Foundation scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open! Whether you’ll be a first-year college student in fall 2023, a PhD candidate, or anything in between, there is a scholarship waiting for you.

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7 Tips for Attending Meet the Firm Events

August 18, 2022

As you come back to school for the fall, you’re sure to be invited to Meet the Firm events and Career Fairs. Whether you’re new to these events or a seasoned pro, the WSCPA wants to make sure you have positive interactions with firm representatives and recruiters. Here are 7 tips for getting the most out of any Meet the Firm events you plan on attending.

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Let’s Connect This Summer: Resources for Students

May 13, 2022

Are you looking for ways to stay connected with your fellow students during the summer? Hoping to do some networking while waiting for meet-the-firm events and campus recruiting to start back up in the fall? Well, the WSCPA has just what you need with WSCPA Connect.

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Why Accounting?

April 01, 2022

As the Student Outreach & Initiatives Coordinator with the WSCPA, I have spent a lot of that time speaking to students across Washington State who are either just beginning their education in accounting or who are just learning about the accounting profession. One question that these students regularly ask is, “Why did you choose accounting?”

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Membership Value in a New Year

January 25, 2022

Achieving success in the coming year will again take focus, flexibility, and creative solutions to both known and unknown challenges. The WSCPA is here to help you every step of the way.

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5 Steps to Completing Your Accounting Scholarship Application On Time

January 17, 2022

The deadline for Washington CPA Foundation Accounting Scholarship applications is only a month away. Check out this handy infographic for help breaking down the application process into a few manageable, weekly steps over the next month.

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