Why You Should Become A Student Ambassador

By Dorothy Griffin

Student Ambassadors

So, you’re working through your Accounting degree and are looking for a real world way to build your network with like-minded people all while building your resume and experience? Sounds like a tough need to meet but more often than not, a Student Ambassador role with a course provider (or similar) can offer all of […]

Video: CPA Exam Tips for College Students

By Megan Matthews

So, you’re studying for your bachelor’s degree, or maybe your MBA, and want to start on the journey to becoming a Certified Public Accountant? That’s great! And while it is hard work, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. In fact, cpa candidates can be ready to pass an exam section with […]

7 Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make on Simulations

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA


When it comes to CPA Exam scoring, the AICPA gives equal weight to Multiple Choice Questions and Task-Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. In fact, Sims account for a greater portion of a candidate’s exam section score than ever before. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion of an exam […]

Ryan Hirsch, Director of Market Development (MDM) for Universities at Surgent, gives his top networking tips at University of Central Florida’s Meet the Firms event. If you’re trying to get an internship or a full-time job and you’re attending Meet the Firms events, Ryan suggests that you come prepared. Research the companies who will be […]

Test Day Strategies – How to Navigate the Actual Exam

By Jack Castonguay

cpa test day strategies

You have studied. You have practiced. You know the material backward and forward. You’re prepared for questions on every topic and in every possible format. It’s now time to plan for how to take the test on exam day. Unlike your study days, the exam is timed. You have 4 hours to complete the exam. […]

CPA Exam Testing in India is Extended

By Megan Matthews

testing in india

As many of you may remember, the AICPA launched a CPA Exam pilot in India on June 1st. The AICPA has since announced that they are expanding testing within this pilot to December 31st, after more than 650 candidates have sat for the Exam and more than 1,000 have registered for September. Candidates, in India, […]


Surgent Exam Review is proud to announce a free virtual roundtable, titled “Professionalism in a Virtual World: Preparing for the New Normal” on July 22, 2020 4-5 p.m. EDT. The strategic discussion will feature a panel of esteemed experts who will address the challenges a virtual professional may face. Topics will include recruiting, interviewing, managing […]

AUD Study Tips

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

AUD Study Tips

If you follow our blog, you may have seen that we’re now recommending (for the time being) to sit for AUD first. That’s quite a departure from our typical Exam section order recommendation, we know. But ultimately, it’s your most efficient route to a passing score right now, with the upcoming exam changes and the […]

Top Tips For Virtual Meetings and Interviews

Everybody knows that the face of Accounting (and every other industry) has changed with current events. From Zoom conferences to solely-digital internships, virtual meetings are taking over, and as that happens – the way you approach them must change too. It’s no surprise that a virtual internship, or a virtual meeting, can feel a little […]

Austin Krug_Elijah Watt Sells Winner 2020

Each year, the AICPA awards the Elijah Watt Sells Award to CPA Exam test takers who average a score of 95 or above across all exam sections. This year, Austin Krug was one of the winners – want to know his secret to passing with such a high score? Look no further – we sat […]