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The end of the year means finishing finals, spending time with family, and gearing up for your internship. Many auditing and tax internships start in January, so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. Whether you’ll be starting your internship in a few weeks or not for several months, you’ll want to check out […]

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Career Advice for College Students: What to Do After Accepting a Job Offer

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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Whether you endured a grueling and extensive job search or were lucky enough to experience a smooth and relatively easy hiring process, there are few things more exciting than receiving that phone call or offer letter from your new employer, and graduating with a job offer in hand. But there are a few things you […]

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7 Steps to Create the Perfect Elevator Pitch

By Shirley Claude, M.A.O.M

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Full disclosure: an elevator pitch doesn’t require an actual elevator. The reason for its name is that you should be able to deliver it in the amount of time it takes to complete a short elevator ride. What is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch (sometimes called an elevator speech) is a 30-60 second speech […]

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Surgent Ambassador Spotlight- Brennan Burke

By Jordan Junqua

This month’s Surgent Ambassador Spotlight goes to… Brennan Burke Hometown: Sylva, North Carolina Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy at Western Carolina 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, […]

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Tales From a Big 4 Recruiter

By Ray Ruiz

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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 […]

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Surgent Ambassador Spotlight

By Jordan Junqua

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 […]

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10 Things Candidates Need to Know About CPA Exam Prep

By Megan Bierwirth

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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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Meet the Firms: Tips for College Students

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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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Planning a Career: The CMA vs CPA Credential

By Megan Bierwirth

Despite the pop-culture portrayal of accountants, the available career paths for number crunchers are surprisingly diverse. Two of the biggest credentials in the industry are the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. To give you a better idea of deciding between CMA vs CPA, let’s consider the differences between […]

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