CPA Campus Ambassador Insights: Nicole Dunlop, BCIT

Hello, my name is Nicole Dunlop and I am a second year accounting student in the full time diploma program at BCIT.

What made you decide to become a CPA Campus Ambassador?

I have decided to become a CPA Campus Ambassador because I want to become more involved in my school and help others in my program achieve their academic goals. I believe every accounting student should try to get the CPA designation and I want to do my best to inform as many students about it as I can.

What do you hope to get out of being a CPA Campus Ambassador?

What I hope to get out of being a CPA Ambassador is being able to improve on my leadership and speaking skills. I feel this role will aid me in improving these skills by speaking to students about their questions and concerns.

What aspect of an accounting/business career surprised or interested you most?

The aspect of an accounting/business career that interested me the most is the idea of forensic accounting. I like the idea of becoming extremely specialized. I did not know about this branch of accounting before I started my studies.

What was the deciding factor for you to choose the CPA path?

The deciding factor for me to choose the CPA path is the opportunities that it gives. In addition to completing the bachelor’s degree, a CPA designation will provide me with skills to progress in my future career. I enjoy learning and would like the challenge of becoming a CPA.

What do you hope to achieve in your future career?

In my future career I hope to achieve as much success as I can. I would like to gain a managerial role in an accounting firm one day.

Can you share an interest outside of school that you are passionate about?

One interest I have outside of school is long distance running. This is a passion I have had for most of my life. I am currently training to run a half marathon and eventually a full marathon.

Can you tell me one thing about yourself that others might not know, or find surprising?

One thing about myself that others might not know is that I am a huge sports fan. I am a die hard soccer fan, supporting team Portugal! I try and watch every game that I can.

Campus Ambassadors are student volunteers at your post-secondary institution who help promote the CPA career path on campus. They are valuable points of contact for students who have questions about the accounting profession, particularly regarding the CPA Professional Education Program. Click here for a complete list of ambassadors and their contact information.