High School CPA Careers Conferences
Naugatuck Valley Community College on October 17
University of Connecticut on October 24
These CSCPA CPA Careers Conferences are designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn about the CPA profession and to find out what a CPA actually does in his or her career. Invitations are mailed out to all high schools in Connecticut in early September, giving educators the opportunity to bring interested college-bound juniors and seniors.
At this year’s events, students were introduced to some of the different career opportunities that becoming a CPA can offer by listening and interacting with a variety of speakers and members of the CSCPA. Also, courtesy of each college, participants were provided with breakfast foods, boxed lunches, raffle prizes, and the option to take part in a campus tour.
The volunteers that made it all possible!
CSCPA Student Relations Specialist Jill Brightman
Conference Chair Scott Colvin, CPA
NVCC Business Division Director Mitch Holmes
Newtown Savings Bank Controller Lizzie Faust
Rick Royston, CPA of Roystons, LLC
The panel of new professionals consisted of Alex Hawley of Lenkowski, Lonergan & Co., LLP, Jessica Pekoske of Blum Shapiro Consulting & Co., P.C., and NVCC student Josh Larwin of Burns & Company, LLC.
Volunteers from the UConn chapter of Beta Alpha Psi helped out for the day.
UConn Professor Larry Gramling, CPA welcomed the crowd.
The panel consisted of UConn senior Katie Buckley, Steve Lanza of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Joanna Nowak of Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP
Panel moderator Andrea King of Assa Abloy, Inc.
Theresa Renner, CPA of Magdefrau, Renner & Ciaffaglione LLC
Steve Pedneault, CPA of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC