2020 Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open
Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes.

8:00 a.m.

Conference Welcome

8:10 a.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.

8:10 a.m. 

Session: "The CMA Exam"

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Dedicated Exhibitor Time Block
Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Session: One-on-One Interview and Resume Tips
Professionals talk one-on-one with students about interviewing and resume tips.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual Faculty Booth
Faculty are invited to stop by the virtual faculty booth to connect with fellow educators, ask each other questions or hear from MNCPA president Linda Wedul about CPA exam trends, CPA evolution overall professional trends.

11:05 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?

11:05 a.m. 

Session: "Setting Goals and Achieving Success"
Roger Philipp, CPA, CGMA is the original Founder and Chief Creative Officer at UWorld Roger CPA Review. As one of the most celebrated motivators and instructors in the accounting profession, we know you will enjoy his presentation on “Setting Goals and Achieving Success." In these uncertain times, there’s no better time to invest in your future and reach your professional goals.

Sponsored by: UWorld Roger CPA Review

12:00 p.m.

Session: "The Current CPA Exam and the Impact of COVID-19: Strategies and Tips for Success"
Attendees will learn about the current CPA Exam and how the pandemic has impacted test-taking. Valuable tips and strategies will be shared for developing a plan for the exam, the application process in Minnesota and other states, how to most efficiently and effectively study, scheduling to take the exam -- where and how, and the next steps for licensure after passing the four parts of the exam.

Amy Napolski, Senior Account Manager, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin

Sponsored by: Becker CPA Review

1:00 p.m.

Conference Wrap Up & Prize Giveaway
Stick around for prizes such as Amazon gift cards and a Becker CPA review course.

Sponsoring organizations