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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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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 […]

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 […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder, Liz Kolar recently shared an overview of the REG section of the CPA Exam, and why she highly recommend candidates sit for the REG section in 2018. Here’s what she had to say:   If You Can, Sit for REG in 2018 President Trump’s Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was passed […]

Liz Kolar, co-founder of Surgent CPA Review, sat down with us to discuss what you should know about the welcome screens on the CPA exam. Avoid wasting time and money by knowing what to expect on these screens ahead of time. When you arrive at your testing site and launch the exam, there will be […]

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The CPA exam contains simulations in all 4 sections. In the AUD, FAR, and REG sections, these simulations are worth 50% of your overall score, and 35% in the BEC section. As these simulations are worth a such a large portion of your exam score, it is crucial to adequately prepare for anything you may […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]

Liz Kolar, Surgent CPA Review co-founder, sat down with us to discuss her tips on how to successfully solve CPA Exam multiple choice questions. She offers 5 key points of advice:   1. Doing Well on Testlet 1 Means You’ll Get More Difficult Questions in Testlet 2   There are two testlets of multiple choice questions […]

With flexible scheduling, the ability to niche, and work that truly helps others, owning a small business advising practice is a great career path for accounting students. But building a business takes hard work, patience and persistence; it’s a path reserved for those who are willing to put in the time and make it their […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share her top 3 CPA Exam tips for college seniors. Here’s what she had to say:   Take the CPA Exam as close to graduation as possible Studies have shown that recent college grads have the highest pass rates out of any other […]