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The Next Step "The Next Step"
A Workshop for Those About to Enter the
Accounting Profession

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  |  PwC, 125 High Street, Boston, MA
4:00 – 7:30 pm (3:45 registration; Networking/refreshments follow at 7:30 p.m.)

This special workshop, organized by the MSCPA and hosted by PwC, is designed for the student who is about to enter the accounting profession. Panel discussions will focus on the different career paths within the profession and what the first year at a firm is really like. HR professionals will discuss how to create a favorable impression and students will have a chance to ask questions in a relaxed environment. The evening will close with a networking session, compliments of PwC.

This event is exclusively for MSCPA Student Members. Not yet a member? Join now.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register here.

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Contact these firms that generously contributed to the MSCPA Firm Scholarship Program.

What kind of compensation can I expect in the accounting profession?

Becoming a CPA may be one of the most challenging career tracks but it is also one of the most rewarding. Take a look at the latest salaries for both public and corporate professionals from the 2013 Robert Half Salary Guide.

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