2021 Conference Schedule

7:30 a.m.

Students register, download the conference app, and receive cards for prize drawings.

8:00 a.m.

Open all day except lunch
Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes.

9:00 a.m.

One-on-One Sessions: "Interviewing and Resume Tips"
Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips. Sign up outside the room early in the day to secure your 15-minute session.

9:30 a.m.

Session: "The CMA Exam"

10:30 a.m.

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 a.m.

Session: The CPA Exam and CPA Evolution: A New Exam is Coming!
Amy Napolski, Becker Senior Account Manager, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin

Sponsored by: Becker CPA Review
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11:30 a.m.

Exhibits and specialty booths closed.

12:00 p.m.

Luncheon speaker: Sam Smith, The Prouty Project

1:00 p.m.

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.

1:30 p.m.

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.

2:00 p.m.

Refreshment break

2:30 p.m.

Prize drawings
Prizes donated by the exhibitors. Win gift cards, company swag or a Becker CPA review course!

2:45 p.m.

Conference ends

Sponsoring organizations