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What was your proudest moment with Beta Alpha
Psi this past year?
Beta Alpha Psi hosted the Adrian Project with special
agents from the IRS on February 11. Our organization's
pledges, members, and other accounting students were
able to see what a day in the life of an IRS special agent is
like. I was proud of the participants' enthusiasm and inter-
est throughout the day-long event. Their active participa-
tion in the numerous IRS scenarios and engaging ques-
tions resulted in a really successful and positive event for
our chapter.
Did you have any favorite speakers this year?
One of our chapter's favorite presenters this semester was
CSCPA President Marcia Marien. She spoke on the topic
of why our state is broke. As a result of the truth and nature
of the topic, as well as the fact that we have never dis-
cussed the reality of this topic in depth in any of our classes
before, we were very intrigued. From the excellent feed-
back we received after this presentation, we know that we
should incorporate more "real life" topics into our meetings.
Did your group do any community service this year?
Our chapter participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation walk at Rentschler Field with J.H. Cohn in
September, the CSCPA coat drive this winter, Teach for
America at St. James School in Manchester in December,
and HuskyThon and Hoops for Hope with the Beta Alpha
Psi chapter of the University of Hartford at UConn this
February. We are looking forward to forming a Relay for
Life team for the walk at UConn later this semester.
How has the CSCPA helped you this year?
CSCPA Student and New Professional Outreach Specialist
Alicia McCain talked with us about the CPA credential,
the CPA Exam, CSCPA membership, and upcoming
CSCPA new and young professionals' events.
What are your plans for next year?
Upon graduation from the M.S. in accounting program this
August, I am looking forward to beginning my career as an
audit assistant in the Hartford office of Deloitte, where I
interned the summer after my junior year. I intend to obtain
my CPA licensure as soon as I pass the final part of the
CPA Exam in January 2012.
What's one thing CSCPA members would be
surprised to know about life as a college student?
I'm not sure if they'd be surprised by this, but I would cer-
tainly like them to know that we all truly appreciate the time
that you take out of your careers to speak with us. We
understand that you've already worked a full day before
you even arrive at our campus event. It's a great feeling
knowing that we students have the ability to contact you for
help if we have any questions. Your generosity and willing-
ness to help us is greatly appreciated.
University of Connecticut
Marie Hoyt
Anticipated Graduation Year: B.S. in 2010 and M.S.A. in 2011
Role in Your Beta Alpha Psi Chapter: President
Number of Members in Your Beta Alpha Psi Chapter: 70 members and 60 pledges
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UConn Beta Alpha Psi members at the Beta Alpha Psi 2011 Atlantic
Coast Regional Meeting in Providence, RI.
UConn students participating in the Best Practices Competition at the
regional meeting.