2022 Conference Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Student Check-In and Registration
Students check in or register on site, download the conference app, and receive cards for prize drawings.

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Welcome

9:00 - 9:55 a.m.

Session: The CPA Exam and CPA Evolution: A New Exam is Coming! Are you ready?
An overview of the current CPA Exam and CPA Evolution – a new exam launching January 2024. Valuable tips and strategies 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 will be shared.

Presenter:
Amy Napolski, Becker Senior Account Manager, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin

Session: Behind Closed Doors Panel
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?

10:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.

Exhibits and Floating Lunch
Exhibiting employers take student questions and resumes. Boxed lunches available for registered students and exhibitors.

12:30 p.m.

Prize Drawings
Prizes donated by the exhibitors and conference sponsors. Must be present to win.

1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Session: The CMA Exam: Consider the possibilities!
An overview of the CMA exam and the career opportunities for CMAs. Valuable tips and strategies for developing a plan for the exam, the application process, how to most efficiently and effectively study, scheduling to take the exam -- where and how, and the next steps for licensure after passing the two parts of the exam will be shared. Learn about how you can pursue both the CPA and CMA credentials.

Presenter:
Amy Napolski, Becker Senior Account Manager, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin

Session: Develop Your Personal Brand

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Session: Accounting Career Paths Panel
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.

3:00 p.m.

Prize Drawings
Prizes donated by the exhibitors and conference sponsors. Must be present to win.

3:10 p.m.

Conference Ends

Sponsoring organizations