2008 OSCPA Student Presentation

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2008 OSCPA Student Presentation

  1. 1. OSCPA on Campus Sara M. Lorenzen, OSCPA Communications Coordinator
  2. 2. What is a CPA? <ul><li>Beancounter </li></ul><ul><li>Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Introverted </li></ul>
  3. 3. Youtube Clip Bob Newhart
  4. 4. Phil Knight
  5. 5. Kenny G
  6. 6. Tim DuBois
  7. 7. John Grisham
  8. 8. Why be a CPA? <ul><li>Ability to work in ANY field </li></ul><ul><li>Separates you from other providers of accounting and financial services </li></ul><ul><li>Earn more $$$ </li></ul>
  9. 9. What do CPAs earn compared to their non-CPA counterparts?
  10. 10. Do you have what it takes? <ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplished </li></ul><ul><li>Determined </li></ul><ul><li>Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Committed </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do I become a CPA? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>CPA Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul>
  12. 12. The CPA Exam <ul><li>Audit & Attestation </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Accounting & Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Business Environment & Concepts </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the OSCPA? <ul><li>Founded in 1918, it’s the only state-wide association for certified public accountants </li></ul><ul><li>More than 6,500 members in public practice, industry, education, tax, government, not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Support throughout your career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifetime Member </li></ul></ul>OSCPA Membership
  14. 14. How can OSCPA help me? <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Membership Criteria <ul><li>Full or part time student </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited university or college </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in accounting </li></ul><ul><li>$25 membership dues </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online at www.oscpa.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. OSCPA Resources <ul><li>OSCPA Wire, member e-newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>The Express, student e-newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>CPA Focus, member magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site, www.oscpa.com </li></ul>
  17. 17. OSCPA Student Web Site <ul><li>Resume Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Internships and Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Advice (Ask a CPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Career Prep (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Insight) </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive CPA Exam Info </li></ul><ul><li>Finance Finder </li></ul><ul><li>Career Fair Information </li></ul>
  18. 18. Social Networking
  19. 19. Exclusive Networking Opportunities <ul><li>Chapter Meetings and Events </li></ul><ul><li>CPA Career Night </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Members Meeting </li></ul>
  20. 20. Leadership Opportunities <ul><li>Campus Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>ACE Presenter </li></ul>
  21. 21. Scholarships <ul><li>The OSCPA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to 90 percent of applicants each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Applications due April 1. Apply online beginning in January. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ethics Contest also awards scholarship prizes. </li></ul>
  22. 22. OSCPA Internships <ul><li>Year-round </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities throughout Oklahoma: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Hours of Accounting Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Discounts <ul><li>Beale Professional Services - Health Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>eCampus - discounts on textbooks, DVDs and more </li></ul><ul><li>FedEx Kinkos </li></ul><ul><li>Frontier City </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Mutual – Auto, Home and Renters Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>New Horizons – Computer Training </li></ul><ul><li>OSCPA Tax Return Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Office Depot </li></ul><ul><li>Sea World </li></ul><ul><li>Six Flags over Texas </li></ul><ul><li>White Water Bay </li></ul>
  24. 24. CPA Exam Review Discounts <ul><li>Becker CPA Review ($250 off) </li></ul><ul><li>ExamMatrix-MicroMash® CPA & CIA Review ($200 off) </li></ul><ul><li>Kaplan Schweser (30% off) </li></ul><ul><li>MyExamScore (20% off) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Valuable careers begin here. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your Campus Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Contact OSCPA Communications Coordinator Sara Lorenzen at (405)841-3800 or (800) 522-8261, ext. 3814 or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.oscpa.com for more information or to join online. </li></ul>

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