Student Membership

College Student Members & Exam Candidates

Resources & Support

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants is the state’s premiere professional organization with more than 11,000 members! We offer free dual student membership with the AICPA to support you on your journey to becoming a successful CPA — from college, to the CPA Exam, and beyond. Join us to start enjoying the benefits of both organizations today!

MSCPA student members receive:

Career Support

  • Resume sharing through the MSCPA Career Center;
  • Internship and employment notices;
  • Career and interview skill-building workshops; and
  • Accounting Career Fair admittance.

Financial Assistance

Connections and Resources

  • Networking with more than 11,000 CPAs and accounting professionals across Massachusetts;
  • Mentoring opportunities with new and seasoned professionals;
  • Participation in one or all of the MSCPA’s student social media groups: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn;
  • Access to 50+ public accounting firms listed in the MSCPA’s annual Firm Guide; and
  • News updates via, SumNews (bi-monthly digital magazine), Friday@Five (weekly newsletter) and student newsletters.

Member Discounts

CPA Exam Lottery

In an effort to increase the number of test takers and defray Exam costs, the Society awards up to 20 vouchers in the amount of $500 via lottery.

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Note: To be eligible, an Exam candidate must not receive any employer assistance for Exam costs and must:

  • Be a current MSCPA student member;
  • Be a current student or have graduated within the last three years; and
  • Be a Massachusetts candidate planning to sit for the Exam between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

Exam Review Course Discounts

MSCPA members receive significant discounts on the following CPA Exam review courses and simulated practice exams:

  • Becker; 
  • Gleim;
  • Roger; 
  • Surgent; and
  • Wiley. 

Annual Events

March

The Next Step

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 different career paths and what you can expect in your first year on the job. 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. 

September

Career Fair Prep

Wow potential employers this fall!

Career Fair Prep is all about how to make the most of your MSCPA student membership, what to expect from the new version of the CPA Exam and how to perfect your personal pitch and resume to stand out among your peers. This is a webinar event.

MSCPA Career Fair & Graduate School Expo

  • Meet employer reps from small, mid-size and international firms/learn about grad programs that satisfy the 150 hour requirement; and 
  • Job seekers must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency visa status to attend.

May

Believers & Achievers Recognition Reception

At the Believers & Achievers Recognition Reception, scholarship donors and their recipients will come together for an evening honoring our incredible scholarship winners for their achievements. Attendees are scholarship and award winners, Elijah Watt Sells award winners, the Outstanding Educator of the Year, their guests and scholarship sponsors.



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Student Testimonial

Emily DiGiusto

Emily DiGiusto

UMass Amherst, MSCPA Student Member

“Joining the MSCPA as a student member has been an invaluable experience for me. Because of my student membership, my network has completely expanded, which in turn has allowed me to meet inspiring professionals, receive support for my education and has increased my confidence and motivation as I strive towards a career in public accounting.“