Hi everyone! My name is Yasmeen Manghat and I currently study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. I am in my third-year of the Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting program and I am hoping to graduate by January 2019.
What made you decide to become a CPA Campus Ambassador?
Since I am an accounting student my future goal is to obtain the CPA designation and this goal guided me to become a CPA ambassador. I hope to gain more knowledge on the designation and provide other students at KPU with the information they need about the designation.
What do you hope to get out of being a CPA Campus Ambassador?
I hope to be able to help other students with any questions they have about the designation which will in turn enhance my skills as a CPA ambassador.
What aspect of an accounting/ business career surprised or interested you most?
I found auditing the most interesting aspect in accounting. I was able to take an auditing and fraud course and I found it very interesting to learn about how auditing works and the fraud that has occurred in the past.
What was the deciding factor for you to choose the CPA path?
I did not really have one main deciding factor in choosing the CPA path. If I had to think of one, it would be my interest in accounting and also meeting and networking with other graduates who had already obtained the designation. Hearing about the knowledge they gained during their CPA path and how they were able to grow in their career because of the CPA designation inspired me to want to complete the CPA path as well.
What do you hope to achieve in your future career?
In my future career I hope to complete the CPA designation and possible move my way up in auditing. Being a CPA opens up a lot of opportunities to branch off in, so for now I am open to explore to see where I fit best.
Can you share an interest outside of school that you are passionate about?
There is a lot I am passionate about. Recently, something I have been very passionate about is staying active. I enjoy staying active because I feel that it just puts you in a better mood, and makes you feel happy.
Can you tell me one thing about yourself that other might not know, or find surprising?
Something some people find surprising about me is the fact that I love skiing! This is honestly one of the best experiences I have experienced in life.
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.