Fall 2014 Dear Accounting Major: During your college years, you are faced with many important decisions that will have an impact on your future. One of those decisions is choosing your major; and you have made a very wise choice selecting accounting as your field of study. An accounting degree gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world and it gives you the foundation you need to become a certified public accountant. CPAs are a vital part of any strong business or organization. The CPA skill set is valued and respected as the pinnacle of professional achievement, which makes the CPA sought after in the business world. Whether you are considering public or private accounting, I strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a CPA. Having “your letters” will prove invaluable throughout your career, regardless of the path you take. In the near future, you will be faced with another important and exciting decision; that of determining what firm or organization to work for as you venture into the business world. Remember, the interview process is a two-way street. It provides organizations with the opportunity to determine what candidates are the best fit for the job, but it also provides you, the candidate, with the opportunity to determine which firm is right for you. There are many great accounting firms in Connecticut, and each firm has its own unique vision, culture, industry specialization and clientele. The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)’s Guide to CT CPA Employers provides the resumes of the top accounting firms in Connecticut and it can be the first step in helping you find the firm that is best suited for you. One of the best and easiest decisions I made in my professional career was becoming a member of the CTCPA. The Society has