The Next Step – MSCPA Workshop at PwC 4/1/2015

First Year Panel

What happens when you gather 44 MSCPA student members eager to advance in their accounting careers? You get the MSCPA Next Step Workshop. This special workshop, organized by the MSCPA and hosted by PwC, was designed for the student who is about to enter the accounting profession. Panel discussions included the different career paths within the profession and what the first year at a firm is really like. HR professionals discussed how to create a favorable impression and students were able to ask questions in a relaxed environment. The evening closed with the students being joined by young accounting professionals for a networking session, compliments of PwC.

MSCPA student member Michael Berry said, “I would advise anyone who wants to be a CPA to come to this event. It makes the whole process seem a lot less scary.”

Bridgewater Sate student Jacueline Mota added, “Returning back to college after 12 years and a family, this seminar/workshop has really motivated and inspired me. I’m leaving with great confidence of a career in accounting”

Lasell College Accounting Students

DSCN1121Thank you to the following volunteers who served on panels and also to the young professionals that joined for networking.

Panel Members:
Accounting Career Paths – What’s Right for You?
Moderator: Kathryn Polak, CPA, CGMA
Public Accounting – Ann-Marie Joseph, CPA – PwC
Industry – Katherine K. Durant, CPA, CGMA – CVS
Nonprofit – Susan Lowe, CPA, CGMA – Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Burning Questions for the Firm’s Recruiter
Moderator: Kerry Stakem – PwC
Local Firm: Richard Sullivan, CPA – Powers & Sullivan CPAs
Regional Firm: Kerri M. Catalfamo – DiCicco Gulman & Company LLP
National: Karin Gilmartin – McGladrey

Your First Year at a Public Accounting Firm – What’s It Really Like?
Moderator: David Clarkson – MSCPA Academic & Career Development Committee
Local Firm: Nicolas Astarita – Rucci Bardaro & Falzone PC
Regional Firm: Marquis Cooper – Gray, Gray & Gray LLP
National/International: Eric Pinsoneault, CPA – BDO


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