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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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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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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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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 […]

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The Top 5 Reasons To Get Your CPA Credential

By Megan Bierwirth

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As you finish up your college career, you may be considering becoming a CPA. Many new accountants wonder if the benefits really outweigh the challenging process of getting credentialed. The reality is, becoming a CPA is not for everyone and it really depends on your career goals. We’ve put together 5 reasons to get your […]

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Getting good grades and having a solid career trajectory are both important to your career as an accountant, but equally important is networking with those already in the field. Networking allows you to connect with both firms and potential mentors which can help launch your career or improve it in the future.   Surgent’s Success […]

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