CPA Alberta offers a number of programs to pair Alberta CPAs, candidates, and prospective CPAs with more seasoned members of the profession. The deadline to apply as a mentee or mentor for the 2017/18 Mentorship Program is October 1. The CPA Alberta Mentorship Program gives mentor/mentees a chance to develop a mentoring relationship that can lead t..
Becoming a mentor in the CPA Alberta Mentorship program was a clear decision for Justin Wong CPA, CA. “I wanted to give back to the profession that has given so much to me and the opportunities in my own career,” says Justin. “I wanted to help others succeed and achieve their own personal and professional goals.” While Justin’s goals were..
Like many Chartered Professional Accountants, Harjit Gill CPA, CGA enjoys the problem-solving aspects of her career in the not-for-profit sector. “In the end, it’s amazing when things comes together like a puzzle—even if it takes some time to find all the pieces.” In 2015, Harjit was seeking some guidance in putting some of her own career p..
In 2016, Patti Chrabaszcz CPA, CA found herself in a unique situation. After spending nearly 20 years living and working in Calgary, she was ready to move to Edmonton to be closer to her family. Once settled into the city, Patti reached out to the Connector Program in hopes of meeting other CPAs in the area. Initially, Patti had some reservations a..
When Yohannes Feyissa CPA, CGA came to Calgary from Ethiopia, he was a man on a mission...
Will Christensen CPA, CA is a marathon runner and family man. He knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication; and as a designated accountant for nearly 10 years, he has a wealth of industry knowledge to share. Attributes of a great mentor? Check. But when he first attended the CPA Alberta Mentorship training session in 2014, he was certain ..
CPA Alberta is a proud supporter of Junior Achievement (JA) programs in both Northern and Southern Alberta. Since 1955, JA has educated and inspired over 4 million Canadian youth. Each year, over 250,000 Canadian students participate in JA financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs. Participating in these programs transforms..
CPA Alberta offers CPA members, students and candidates the opportunity to be matched with a Mentor, who has applicable experience, to help them progress and develop their careers...
Do you think you have the needed qualities to help coach and guide another member, candidate or student to the next step in their career?..
Ah, the awkward conversation. Only made more awkward as it progresses, eventually coming to an abrupt and unbearably awkward closing of awkwardness. Maybe it’s not that bad. It certainly doesn’t have to be. A blog post on FindSpark, a community dedicated to career success, suggests making a clean exit by working on your conversation clo..