Mentorship

Mentorship Matters

Mentorship Matters

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..
The Encouragement of a Network

The Encouragement of a Network

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..
Insights and opportunities: reach your goals through mentoring

Insights and opportunities: reach your goals through mentoring

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 ..
Junior Achievement Company Program 2016/2017

Junior Achievement Company Program 2016/2017

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..
Starting and Ending Conversations

Starting and Ending Conversations

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..
5 tips for networking like a pro

5 tips for networking like a pro

Walking into a room of strangers is never easy. Okay, physically entering the room might be, but if you want to meet new people and leave a lasting impression, you’ll have to do a lot more than just walk in and stand there. Below you’ll find not only five tips on how to network like a pro, but a few pointers on how to remember someone&#..