CPA Recruit 2018 Prep Program

Feb 05, 2018

CPA Recruit 2018 Prep Program

Are you getting ready for the CPA Recruit? Let us help you by participating in the CPA Recruit 2018 Prep Program! You will learn about the different CPA paths and opportunities, get instant feedback on your resume/cover letters, practice your networking and interview skills, and find out great tips and tricks for becoming a competitive CPA candidate.


  • CPA Recruit Bootcamp: February 17 @ 9:30am-3:00pm
  • Let’s Practice: Mock Networking: February 21 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • CPA Application Crossfit: March 12 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Let’s Practice: Mock Interviews: April 3-6 @ various times, 30 minutes slots
  • Checkpoint Appointment: April 24-May 1 @ various times, 30 minutes slots

CPA Recruit Bootcamp: February 17 | 9:30am-3:00pm | SFU Burnaby, WMC 3520 | Register on Beedie Community.

Discover what it takes to successfully complete the CPA Recruit. You will learn about the companies and positions available during the CPA Recruit, explore the CPA Recruit interview process, and find out some useful tips to help your resume and cover letter shine. There will also be a networking refresher with previous CPA recruit students.

Let’s Practice: Mock Networking: February 21 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | SFU Burnaby, WMC 2230 | Register on Beedie Community.

Networking is a big part of CPA Recruit and we want to provide you with the opportunity to practice your networking skills and receive feedback. At this event, there will be industry professionals but they will not be employees of any of the firm participating in CPA Recruit; this gives you the opportunity to practice your skills in a low-pressure environment.  The industry professionals will take breaks from networking to fill out short feedback forms about each student they speak with. All of their feedback will be anonymous and will be compiled and e-mailed to you within a week of the event.

CPA Application Crossfit: March 12 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | SFU Burnaby, WMC 2230 | Register on Beedie Community. 

Meet with industry professionals, Career Advisors, and previous CPA Recruit students who will review and provide feedback on your resume and cover letter. You will have the chance to rotate through a group of professionals and receive tips and suggestions for improving your resume and cover letter from each person. Helpful tip: Bring 10 copies of your resume and cover letter to the event.

Let’s Practice: Mock Interviews: April 3-6 | various times, 30 minutes slots | WMC 2230 | Register on Beedie Community. 

Learn what to expect in the CPA Recruit interview process. You will discover how to develop confidence in answering standard, case, behavioural interview questions, and develop strategies for staying focused and being persuasive when discussing past experiences. Explore the different techniques for online assessments, video interviews, and social events. You will also have an opportunity to practice answering typical interview questions and receive feedback from industry professionals and previous CPA Recruit students.

Checkpoint Appointments: April 24-May 1 | various times, 30 minutes slots

Book an appointment with a Career Advisor or Co-op Coordinator to review your CPA Recruit Application. Don’t be afraid to ask last minute questions, we are here to help you out! Use Beedie Community to see a Career Advisor or email your Co-op Coordinator to set-up an appointment.

BONUS: If you attend at least 1 event listed above + attend a Checkpoint Appointment, you will receive a portfolio or business card holder.