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Whether you’re a CPA, State Society representative, faculty member, university administrator, career counselor or student presenter, the AICPA has created materials to aid your presentations and initiatives.
Resources for Student Engagement
Accounting Opportunities Week
Accounting Opportunities Week is a collaboration between state CPA societies and the AICPA to raise awareness of accounting career opportunities among high school students. The resources below are for CPAs to use when presenting to high school students.
If you're presenting to high school students during Accounting Opportunities Week, let us know by completing this brief survey.
PowerPoint Presentation Optional Activities
On - Demand Presentation
If you missed the live Volunteer Training event, watch the recording via the link below. You'll see a review of the PowerPoint presentation, and hear presenter tips along the way. You'll also hear from Allen Lloyd, Executive Director at the Montana Society of CPAs. Allen will share how, as CPAs, your stories can help fill, or empty, the pipeline.Additional presenter resources, including talking points and tips, can be found below.
Volunteer Training Webinar Recording
Your Stories: How they can help fill or empty the talent pipeline
Volunteer Talking Points
Additional Resources for Year-Round Student Engagement
Planning on talking to middle school, high school or college students—or even CPA Exam candidates? The AICPA has created materials to help make your engagement opportunities a success.
These materials were created using best practices along with AICPA research about various student audiences. The presentation guide, slides, videos and awareness collateral were designed to help state societies, CPAs and other professionals engage with future accounting professionals.
For Universities: Additional Resources
One way to establish an ongoing dialogue between academe and practice is for academic accounting departments or schools to create an accounting advisory council (AAC). The AICPA Accounting Advisory Council Toolkit provides guidelines and best practices to use in building your council of advisors.
The resources, training opportunities and networking events hosted by career centers help students find work in their field after graduation. Accounting firms and organizations often work directly with career center staff to advertise open positions and arrange internship opportunities. This toolkit provides best practices that campus career service centers and accounting firms and organizations can use together to ensure that students are well-equipped professionally.
For Firms: CPA Culture of Support Toolkit
Your firm has the power to inspire Uniform CPA Examination success! Work environment can be a significant influencer for CPA candidates in their pursuit. A firm culture of motivation, support and recognition can be just what staff needs to prepare for and conquer the Exam.
Find tools that both your firm and your candidates can use to encourage Exam success.
For CPA firms who want to improve their culture to attract young CPAs
For CPA firms to support CPA Exam Candidates
Supporting Diversity in the Profession
The difference between an ally and an advocate comes down to action. Use this toolkit to facilitate an environment for discussions and actions that will help advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.