High School CPA Careers Conferences

Naugatuck Valley Community College on October 17

University of Connecticut on October 24

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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.

Naugatuck Valley Community College

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.




University of Connecticut

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


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