Massachusetts CPA Society Reaches Out to Students
The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) has launched its newest student recruitment initiative, CPATrack.com. This comprehensive Web site targeting both high school and college students is designed as a place for students to explore accounting education and career opportunities.
"CPATrack.com will increase awareness and perception of the CPA profession among students and encourage enrollment in accountancy programs," comments Barbara Iannoni, MSCPA Academic and Career Development Coordinator.
The Web site, developed in part by students, features information to assist students in their career decision-making by providing various resources, such as:
- Information on scholarships and internships;
- A list of colleges in Massachusetts that have accounting programs;
- CPA exam requirements; and
- A forum that enables students to pose questions and express opinions to other students, educators, and CPAs.
The MSCPA hopes that CPATrack.com will help students become aware of the endless career opportunities in the many fields of accounting. "CPATrack.com provides the resources accounting students need to advance in their careers in Massachusetts," says Ianonni.
The highlight of the site is a page featuring "cool" CPAs, including a FBI agent, a pilot and a sportrider. These "cool" CPAs share why they chose to become a CPA and how their career decision has fit their lifestyle.
Students are not the only ones that benefit from CPATrack.com. Public accounting firms, non - profit organizations and companies throughout the Commonwealth have the opportunity to post accounting internship opportunities to the site for free, and MSCPA members will have access to students’ resumes that are posted through the site. Also, accounting educators can visit the site and find helpful resources.