Hello fellow BAP members!
As a member of a small chapter of BAP, access to the Big 4 firms is hard to come by. I know many organizations have representatives from larger accounting firms come to speak during their professional meetings. I was curious if any chapters would be willing to start recording and uploading their meets to BAPConnect (with consent of the speaker of course!!). This could be a great way for our organization to become more integrated as well as provide options for…Continue
Hi, there. My name is Nichole Clark. I’m currently a senior at the University of South Florida, and I will be graduating with my Bachelors this fall. Appropriately enough, these past few months, the million-dollar question has been, “What are you going to do after you graduate, Nichole?” As I gently explain to my concerned family and friends that the state of Florida requires an extra 30 credit-hours to become a CPA (Hello, MAcc!), I mumble something about wanting to do an internship…Continue
I did not graduate with an Accounting degree. I was a History major. I didn’t have the direction in my education that some are blessed with. I was the first in my family to even go to a 4 year university so it was all trial and error. I liked History so I declared it as my major. Not much thought went into how this major would help my career or set me up for anything beyond college. Upon graduation people would always ask me, “What are you going to do with a history degree?” Maybe…Continue
CPA exam. Fun. Words rarely, if ever, spoken together. Transforming yourself from student to professional always has some highs and lows. I am currently in the middle of my journey with the CPA exam and I've noticed there are days where I feel like the king of the world, and others when I want to make my own dunce cap and sit in the corner.
The following are some examples of highs and lows many CPA candidates and professionals have experienced: