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Student E-News: January 2019

by MICPA | Apr 04, 2019   ()

Seniors – Apply Now for MAF Scholarships
If you’re a senior, there’s still time to apply for the Michigan Accountancy Foundation scholarship program, with awards ranging up to $5,000. The scholarships assist current full-time accounting students in funding their fifth/graduate year. Apply online by Jan. 31, 2019.
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Head Shots and Hand Shakes
Southeast Michigan members: mark your calendars for Friday, March 29 for a special MICPA student member gathering. The event will include workshops, networking, and an opportunity to get free a profile headshot taken by a professional photographer. Details to come.

MICPA Video: CPAs Focus on Community
CPAs provide leadership, vision and financial success to build organizations and communities. See how Michigan CPAs are making a difference in this episode of ‘It’s A Great Day To Be A CPA.’ The MICPA created this fun video series to introduce you to the numerous opportunities available to CPAs.
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CPAs vs Accountants
It’s not just accountants that will be in demand in the years ahead, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specifically, it’s CPAs. But does that mean your resume will move to the top of the pile or that you’ll get paid more?
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Skills vs Straight A’s
Adam Grant’s New York Times op-ed makes the point that instead of pursuing perfection, students should be pursuing excellence. After all, career success is rarely about finding the right solution to problems. It’s about finding the right problems to solve.
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Listening vs Reading
Is it cheating to listen to Considering the growing popularity of audiobooks, is listening to a book the same thing as reading it? Understanding the differences and figuring out how to use them to our advantage is key.
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Dumping 3,000 lbs. of Confetti
This is a volunteer gig like none other. Follow the process of getting 3,000 pounds of confetti to drop on Times Square on New Year’s, starting with Jan. 1, when applications go out for Confetti Crew volunteers. Happy New Year!
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Dumping Your Smartphone
Or at least, weening yourself from your device. If you feel you’re starting to surrender your actual intelligence to the artificial kind, here are a few things you can do break your smart device reliance – or at least make it worth your while.
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Defying Gravity
We recall a happy memory of 2018 when a brave little raccoon captured the attention of thousands as he scaled the 25-story UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Scholarships Offered for Leadership Workshop for Minority Accounting Students
If you are a minority accounting college student who’s thinking about getting the CPA credential, you are invited to apply for the Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop, May 15-17, in Denver. Sponsored by the AICPA Foundation, this all-expenses-paid workshop is designed to strengthen students’ professional skills and promote the benefits of earning the CPA. Applications will be accepted until January 21.
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Become an MICPA Student Champion at Your School
MICPA Student Champions work closely with faculty and peers to promote MICPA student membership and the CPA credential. In addition to our never-ending gratitude, you have opportunities to meet high-profile CPAs and receive a free CPA candidate membership once you graduate. For details, check out the flyer and contact Denese Ennis today.
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Reflections on 2018: A Year of Change and Opportunity for the Accounting Profession
One of the most influential people in the accounting profession, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, reflects on the success of the past year and the opportunities ahead in 2019.
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