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Connecticut CPA
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May/June 2016
Each fall, CTCPA engages Campus Representatives ("Campus Reps") at
Connecticut colleges and universities to act as CTCPA liaisons at their
respective campuses. These students get the word out about CTCPA Stu-
dent membership and opportunities available in the CPA profession.
CAMPUS REP
Connections
What do accounting students around the
state have to say?
Check out these reports to
hear from our eyes and ears on the ground!
"I chose accounting because I
wanted to further educate myself
on how to efficiently run a business.
Accounting is necessary for any
business to be successful!"
Caterina Perugini
Central Connecticut State
University
Accounting Society Vice President
"The CTCPA has opened my eyes to
the vast number of possibilities in ac-
counting. By attending CTCPA events,
I have seen firsthand how many
people are willing to give a helping
hand and a few words of wisdom.
The sheer number of smiles at a
CTCPA event has confirmed for me
that accounting was a great choice;
it's a community I am happy and
proud to be a part of."
John P. Gibbons
Post University
Accounting
Society Member
"In high school I took an
accounting course and en-
joyed the challenges I was
faced with. I declared this
major as a freshman, and
continue to become more
interested in this field. It
also is very beneficial that
accounting students gradu-
ate ready to work and have
an established set of skills."
Maja Laska
Quinnipiac University
Accounting Society Member
"This year Beta Alpha Psi gave
students the opportunity to build
relationships by implementing a
mentorship program."
Larisa Virvo
University of Connecticut
Beta Alpha Psi Pledge Educator
"Because of the 150-hour credit
requirement to become a CPA,
many students are taking extra
summer and winter classes. The
scholarships given by the CTCPA
are much appreciated and help
students pay for these necessary
extra classes."
Meghan McTeague
Southern Connecticut
State University
Accounting Society President
"Beta Alpha Psi helped out with
the pajama drive, participated in
the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes,
and helped at the Accounting
Is My Major (AIM) event at the
University of Hartford. We also
have a VITA site on campus for
tax season!"
Nicole Tomasik
University of Hartford
Beta Alpha Psi President
"The CTCPA helped me
greatly with the Interview
Day event as well as
guidance from specific
members. I'm looking for-
ward to participating in
more of the networking
events after I graduate."
Dan Wunderlin
Eastern
Connecticut State University
Accounting Society President