PICPA Accounting Career Days

Each year, the PICPA invites high school students and educators to attend a free program to hear from practicing CPAs about career opportunities in the accounting profession.

2018 Career Days - By The Numbers


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Keynote Speaker: Dave Magrogan

Dave Magrogan, CEO of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, joined us at multiple Accounting Carer Days to speak to students about the goal setting, hard work, and the rhino growth mindset.

Look back at one of Dave's presentations via Facebook Live!

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Student Survey Results

We asked students attendees if they were considering a major in accounting before (left) vs. after (right) the event.

"Yes" increased by 20.5%!




After the events, 91% of student attendees indicated they had a positive perception of accounting. This number increased by 25.7% compared to student's perception before the events!

Only 1.1% of students left the events with a negative association of accounting.

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How did this program impact your future goals?

"I am now pushing harder to work towards majoring in accounting. I feel like my whole outlook on my future has changed."

"After this event I am seriously considering accounting after learning all about the CPA."

"It makes me even more excited to get started with my accounting career someday."

"It helped me to understand the possibilities in accounting and it is not just sitting at a desk. There is a wide variety of options when majoring in accounting."

Accounting Career Day Photo Gallery

View photos from this year's events!


2018 Speakers Included Representatives From:

American Eagle Outfitters
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP*
Boyer & Ritter LLC
Bridon American
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Corbenic Partners
Dave Magrogan Group
DeMarchi & Associates
Donnelly-Boland Tax Services LLC
DuPont Company
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fox Chase Lock & Key, Inc
Goff Backa Alfera & Company LLC
Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
H.H. Knoebel Sons, Inc.
Herbein + Company, Inc*
Holsinger, P.C.
IRS Criminal Investigative Division
JFS Wealth Advisors
Kearney & Company
Kennametal Inc
Kreischer Miller
Larson Design Group
Maillie, LLP
McGill Power Bell & Associates, LLP*
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Penske Truck Leasing Company
Petrolance LLC
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Rennie & Associates CPAs PC
S&T Bank
Schneider Downs & Company, Inc
SEK, CPAs & Advisors
Silverman Kendall, LLC
Simon Lever LLP
Snyder Cohn Collyer Hamilton & Assocs PC
Stambaugh Ness PC
Valley National Financial Advisors
Weis Markets, Inc.
Wilder & Company Ltd PC
... and others!

          * Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Corporate Sponsor

2019 Career Day registration is now open!

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