Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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2017 conference schedule

8:00

Registration

Students register and receive resource book and cards for prize drawings.

8:30

Exhibits - open all day except lunch

Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes.

9:00

One-on-One Sessions: “Interviewing and Resume Tips” - open all day except lunch

Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips. Sign-ups are available in 15-minute increments.

9:30

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

For those unable to schedule one-on-one sessions, attend a group presentation on interview and resume tips. Topics covered range from what to expect at the interview, what to wear, how to act, questions to expect, what to prepare for, questions students should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

10:30

Panel: "Behind Closed Doors"

Students meet with a panel of recent graduates working in various accounting related fields including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, and government accounting. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions you might not feel comfortable asking a potential employer.

Sample questions:

  • Should I take the CPA exam right away, or wait until I have some experience?

  • How much training or mentoring do you get before you begin working with clients?

  • What are the differences between public accounting, an industry position and a government position?

10:30

Session: The CPA Exam: What We Know About the Updated Exam

Beckerís national instructor, Michael Brown, will describe the updated CPA Exam that launched April 1, 2017 and share insights on what we know about the exam. Mike will also discuss strategies for efficient studying, how to plan and apply for the exam, as well as requirements to take the exam and become licensed.

Presenter:
Michael Brown, CPA, CGMA
National Manager of Faculty and Distance Learning, Michael has extensive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, and education. He started his career at EY in Atlanta in assurance and spent several years in corporate accounting. Beginning in 2013, Michael became a Becker National Instructor appearing on the Auditing and Business lectures.

Sponsored by: Becker CPA Review

11:30

Lunch - exhibits and specialty booths closed

12:00

Luncheon speaker: Christopher Carter

1:00

Specialty booths and exhibits - reopen

One-on-One Sessions: “Interviewing and Resume Tips”

Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips. Sign-ups are available in 15-minute increments.

Panel: "Accounting Career Paths"

Students meet with a panel of experienced professionals representing a range of career paths, including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, government accounting and accounting educators. Students have a chance to learn more about the opportunities available to accounting professionals, how the panelists got where they are, and what career path is right for them.

2:00

Panel: "Behind Closed Doors"

Students meet with a panel of recent graduates working in various accounting related fields including public accounting, industry accounting, internal and IT audit, and government accounting. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions you might not feel comfortable asking a potential employer.

Group Session: "Interviewing & Resume Tips"

For those unable to schedule one-on-one sessions, attend a group presentation on interview and resume tips. Topics covered range from what to expect at the interview, what to wear, how to act, questions to expect, what to prepare for, questions students should be asking, resume design and format, what to include on the resume, and how to prepare the cover letter.

3:15

Prize drawings - prizes donated by exhibitors

3:30

Conference ends