WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities
Kevin Block, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Jill Brown, a student at Marquette University, and Tracy Werner, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been named College Ambassador by the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation, Inc.
- Inform students enrolled in introductory through junior-level accounting classes about career opportunities in accounting
- Break down stereotypes that might deter student interest in declaring an accounting major
- Reach out to students who are not currently enrolled in accounting courses to make them aware of the opportunities in accounting
- Mobilize college accounting majors to become spokespersons for the CPA profession
The WICPA is a professional organization for Wisconsin CPAs, with more than 8,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Like other professionals, certified public accountants are required to obtain additional education, take a rigorous exam and become certified.
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