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In the 20+ years I spent in recruiting (including over a decade with KPMG’s Campus Recruiting team), I saw a lot of great students, made some very close friends, and witnessed some recruiting horror stories. To round out my personal experiences and give you an accurate glimpse behind the curtain, I’ve reached out to many […]

This month’s Surgent Ambassador Spotlight goes to… Joseph Bell Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia Earning his Master’s Degree in Accountancy at Mercer University   About The Ambassador Program The Surgent CPA Review’s Student Ambassador Program is a leadership program that offers students an opportunity to enhance their business skills, gain exposure to the accounting industry, and most importantly […]

elevator pitch

An elevator pitch doesn’t actually require an elevator, but it’s a great way to network with new people and get your name out there. The idea is to quickly explain who you are, what you’ve done and what you want to do without getting too detailed. At first, this can seem overwhelming. How do you […]

cpa exam prep

If you’re deciding to take your career to the next level by taking the CPA exam, you likely have tons of questions. And rightly so; between qualifying for, scheduling, studying for, and paying for your exam, CPA Exam prep leaves you with quite a few hoops to jump through. But don’t worry, we’re here to […]

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Automation conjures up images of robotic hands doing the work of humans; we don’t necessarily associate it with the accounting profession. However, new technology is being developed every day to improve the time it takes to enter, gather and interpret accounting data. But what are the implications of automation for a highly competitive and respected […]

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2018 has been a busy year for CPA Exam candidates! From major exam changes effecting the user experience, to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we’ve been here to guide exam candidates through every twist and turn, and navigate their way to CPA Exam success. To that end, we’ve compiled our best […]

Studying for the CPA Exam

The end of busy season marks the beginning of shorter Fridays, fewer projects and more freedom. The last thing anyone wants to do is think about studying for the CPA Exam. But, believe it or not, it’s a great time to start studying for the CPA Exam. You’re used to long hours of hard work […]

No matter your year in college, it’s never too early to start meeting and connecting with firms. As a freshman and sophomore, college students can use these connections to get summer internships and gain experience; as a junior or senior, networking with firms can lead directly to a job. But meeting firms is only the […]

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As CEO of Surgent, my career has come full circle. Upon college graduation over 20 years ago, my path was set towards public accounting. During my senior year at University of Michigan Business School, I had already interned the previous summer for a Big 4. I even had my offer in hand! The only thing […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share details about Surgent’s ReadySCORE™ – a personalized score that measures a student’s readiness to sit for the CPA Exam. How does this affect our pass rate? See what Liz has to say:   CPA Exam Pass Rates ReadySCORE is calibrated to real […]