Ready to launch your career in accounting? Join the WSCPA Student Accounting Accelerator for four exciting days of career content designed to help you achieve your wildest dream of being a super sexy cool Matrix-agent-Smith CPA. Get insider access to accounting specialty overviews from professionals across the state, hear about diversity & inclusion strides in the profession, discover how to put more scholarship dollars in your pocket, and interact with recruiters and professionals from Washington who can provide the best advice and tips for climbing the accounting career ladder. Wanna be a partner in 5 years? We'll cover that, too. Plus, you can share your resume with firms via the resume exchange, and join daily meet and greet virtual firm booths to start interviewing for your dream accounting job right away.
This is a 4-day virtual event developed for accounting students.
In this session learn why you want those 3 letters after your name, navigating the 4 E’s of the CPA licensure procress, and get an overview of 4 part exam from Becker, the Industry Leader in the CPA Exam Review.
Hear from two CPAs with fancy titles that include Global operations to hear about their experience as a global CPA, and the cool places they travel.
In this professional spotlight, hear from the State Auditors Office & The Gambling Comission about CPA jobs in the government sector.
The accounting specialty for those with thick skin and scrupulous standards (nobody is excited about the auditor poking around). In this session hear from an Auditor working in public accounting, and an auditor in internal audit about why Auditors have more fun, tend to work in a more team-centered environment, and get to travel more.
Want to give back to your community? Save the world? There’s lots of opportunities in nonprofit. Hear from one CPA who services clients in the nonprofit sphere and another who works in Industry to get two perspectives.
Not every CPA works in tax, but many do! Hear from those professionals that everyone calls during tax season and why they keep putting those long hours during tax season (and the tradeoffs they take advantage of!)
Wednesday, September 30
With half a million scholarships awarded annually to 80 students through our Foundation, we look at a lot of scholarship applications. Find out how to make the process easier, set yourself apart, craft your personal story for essays, and make references a breeze. Also find out how you can claim your share of $500,000 in scholarship aid next year.
The average recruiter reviews hundreds of resumes and has mastered the 8 second review. Think it’s not possible? We’ll test it live and give you the top tips to stand out from the pack this recruiting season.
Accounting still offers a virtually recession free stable profession, but things look different at firms in this new covid-reality. As more employers shift to remote work, the skillsets they’re looking for are changing. As employers are expecting you may be working remotely, they’re watching closely during virtual interviews and interactions to see if you have the self-management and communication skills to make it. Get the low down on virtual and remote work etiquette in this session.
Reinforce the 8 second Resume Review Session and the Going Virtual reality by hearing tips from our panel of recruiters who are here to tell you What Recruiters Want.
Thursday, October 1
On October 25, 2016, the AICPA installed their first black Chairman in its 128-year history. Kimberly Ellison Taylor, CPA, CGMA was also the youngest, the fifth female, and only one of a few Chairs from business & industry. Hear from Kimberly about she became interested in accounting from an early age, and what Kimberly’s lengthy volunteerism and advocacy have taught her about the future of the accounting profession, and how to advocate for yourself and others and the work being done to advance diversity in the profession.
So, you fancy yourself a savvy job hunter? Maybe you stay on top of research and trends in the profession, have 472 LinkedIn connections, and pore over websites to learn more about the companies you’re interested in. What if I told you there was something you could be incorporating into your career search that offers both networking and occupational information? We’ll unpack some tips to make networking easier and more effective and unveil the newest WSCPA resource to help you meet with the right people!
Now that WSCPA has revealed how you can meet the right people and take advantage of our Coffee & Conversations group, we’ll give you an opportunity to meet with professionals who serve as Leaders on our member exclusive Connect platform.
Friday, October 2
Ask any recruiter and they’ll tell you that the “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years” question yields one common response (and no, that’s not generally the best answer to that question). In this inspiring keynote, hear from Partner Tom Sulewki at Clark Nuber about his early adventures as an accounting student recruiting and when he reached the Partner milestone.
Hear from successful Washington CPAs who have wisdom to share on bossing up, how to set goals, smash them, set boundaries and find success.
In these rapid virtual roundtables you’ll have 10 minutes with a professional who will cover quick tips and answer questions in a small group setting on the elements of getting noticed and moving up the corporate latter. Your mini-breakouts will cover tips on setting boundaries, productivity tips, being appropriately assertive, mentor/sponsorship, and gaining stretch assignments
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