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Connecticut CPA
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May/June 2015
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Beta Alpha Psi President
Why did you choose accounting?
I took an accounting course in high
school and really enjoyed it.
What was your proudest moment
with Beta Alpha Psi this year?
In comparison to last year, we had a
lot more meetings and we were able
to visit the Financial Accounting Stan-
dards Board.
Who were your favorite speakers
this year?
We have always enjoyed the CTCPA
presentations, as we can all relate
to studying for the CPA Exam and
are interested in learning more about
the CTCPA. This semester we also
had UTC come in to speak, and they
shared some interesting tips about
resumes.
Did Beta Alpha Psi do any
community service this year?
We collected coats for the CTCPA
Coat Drive and participated in
walks for St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital and Diabetes.
What are your plans for next year?
We plan to bring in a panel of CPA
Exam review organizations, plan at
least one corporate visit, and hold a
literacydaywithhelpfromKPMG.
What's one thing CTCPA members
would be surprised to know about
life as a college student?
Professors and people working in
the school want to see the students
succeed, and at the Barney School
of Business, professors and others
working in the school invest in stu-
dents by providing numerous oppor-
tunities to network, gain knowledge,
and become more career-ready.
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Anticipated Graduation: 2016
Accounting Club Member
Why did you choose accounting?
I love numbers and what the Big Four
stand for.
What was your proudest moment
with your accounting club this year?
Writing letters to soldiers for the holi-
days to lift their spirits.
Who were your favorite speakers
this year?
All the speakers that came from the
Big Four provided great insight to their
respective roles within their company.
Did your accounting club do any
community service this year?
Yes, we collected more than 200
cans/boxes for our annual food drive.
How has the CTCPA helped you?
CTCPA provides many useful materi-
alsthatcanbenefitallwhoareapart
of it.
What are your plans for next year?
I am interning at Ernst & Young this
coming summer and hope to use this
experience as well as the account-
ing classes I am taking next year to
further my accounting skills.
What's one thing CTCPA members
would be surprised to know about
life as a college student?
Every day is different. One day you
might have absolutely no work and
bum it all day, and the next day you
will be spending 10 hours in the library
writing papers or studying.
Is there anything else you'd like to
share with CTCPA members?
CTCPA is great and everyone should
join!
Fairfield
University
George
Pertesis
University
of Hartford
Katelin
Meyers
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Accounting Society President
Why did you choose accounting?
I've always been drawn to logic
games and puzzles, so accounting
has been a natural extension for me.
I've always been business-minded,
but I was drawn to accounting be-
cause of the wide range of workforce
options for accountants. Of course, it
helps that accounting students gradu-
ate ready to work full-time after col-
lege and have highly marketable skills!
What was your proudest moment with
your accounting society this year?
My proudest moment was the huge
outpouring of student and faculty
support for the CTCPA Coat Drive.
Wecollectedfouroverflowingbags
of coats, with more appearing every
day! Accounting society members
were a large part of the donations and
also were instrumental in spreading
the word.
Who were your favorite speakers
this year?
My favorite speaker was Ronald
Peruzzi from the IRS, who spoke
about the VITA program and how
students can get involved.
How has the CTCPA helped you?
Membership and Academics Manager
Alicia Strong assembled a panel of
students who had already passed the
CPA Exam to come in and talk about
their experiences.
What are your plans for next year?
After graduation I plan to immediately
start sitting for the CPA Exam. With
a little luck and lots of studying, I will
pass within the year. I am then hoping
to continue my education by getting
my MBA and law degree together,
with my law focus in taxation.
Bethany
Naccarato
Southern Connecticut
State University