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Career Connect Busy at Kelowna Business Excellence Awards 2015

CPABC’s Career Connect program was pleased to provide accounting students at the 2015 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala the opportunity to connect with CPAs and business professionals.


The event brought together and recognized the best from Kelowna’s thriving business community. The gala saw awards presented for Technology/Innovation, Social Enterprise, Young Entrepreneur ofRead Story

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KPMG’s Manager of Talent Attraction Shares Tips for Winning Interviews

So, you’ve made it through the networking events and have been invited to an interview – congratulations! Wondering how to prepare and what to expect? Jenna Imai, Manager of Talent Attraction at KPMG Vancouver has some insider tips for you.


During your preparations, put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer “Think about what you wouldRead Story

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Melissa Thimot: My CPA Fall Recruit


Our blog post this week comes from Melissa Thimot, a recent graduate of Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Melissa will be starting the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) this fall while working for Field & Company LLP in Victoria. Melissa shares her CPA Fall Recruit experience with us.


What made you decide to participate in theRead Story

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Fall Recruit Networking Tips From an HR Manager

Believe it or not 2015 recruits, the end is nigh. Congratulations on all your hard work, networking, and making connections with the national and mid-size firms, and industry groups to date.


As the events draw to a close and the application deadline approaches, here are some networking tips to keep in mind so you’reRead Story

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Jafar Salimi BCIT

The Fall Recruit Experience


Our blog post this week comes from Jafar Salimi, a CPABC student ambassador from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Jafar has first-hand experience going through the Fall Recruit process and is starting his job with PwC this fall. Here are his tips for a successful Fall Recruit.  



This time of year can be difficultRead Story

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A Career Fit for a CPA: Nelson Soh, CPA, CA, Finance Manager, Innovative Fitness

As an undergraduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business, Nelson was unsure of where his future career would take him and had no idea in the early years that accounting was for him. It was a tough decision to go into accounting for Nelson, but certainly not one that he regrets. The decision was difficultRead Story


CPABC is now official


On June 24, The Chartered Professional Accountants Act was brought into force, legally establishing the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and officially amalgamating the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia, the Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. The legacy bodies ceased to exist immediatelyRead Story

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CPA Connect 2015 Wrap-up

We wrapped up our 2015 series of CPA Connect networking dinners at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on June 10, where more than 100 students from SFU’s Beedie School of Business met with CPAs and representatives from CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners.


We would like to thank the various student groups and accounting clubs that have partnered with CPABC toRead Story

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CPA Connect with SFU Beedie

CPABC’s annual Connect networking dinner with Simon Fraser University brought together CPAs, CPABC Career Connect employment partners, and accounting students from SFU’s Beedie School of Business. This year’s event took place at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel and doubled as a fundraiser for the SFU Accounting Students Association’s charity of choice. A total of twelve-hundred dollars was raised from ticket salesRead Story

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Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names


Does this ever happen to you? You are at a networking or social event and you are introduced to somebody but as soon as their name is spoken it disappears from your memory, never even seeming to enter your mind. You think you are doing everything right:  firm handshake (but not too firm), direct eye contact,Read Story

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