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When reflecting upon their choice ofcareer, many CPAs look back to a particular college accounting professor as a source of influence. In return, many accounting professors warmly recall the assistance they were able to give students. While the benefits of a successful CPA career are obvious to many, from the standpoint of a 19-year-old undergraduate trying to pick a major, the decision is daunting. The demands of a challenging accounting curriculum can be intimidating. Add the complex regulations and rigorous examination for CPA licensing and the expectations can be overwhelming to a young student. Accounting professors can play a vital role in guiding students on a path toward a CPA career.


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Scarpati, Stephen. "Guidance for Accounting Professors." CPA Journal 81.6 (2011): 14-15.



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