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  1. Start Here: Go Places with Accounting Choose Smarter by Choosing Accounting Major

  2. Aliou Traore Education • Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin • Associates Degree in Accounting • Edgewood College • Bachelor Degree in Accounting – Graduation 05/14

  3. College Life • Be Involved • Take a leadership Role • Do not procrastinate • Every class matters, even non-Accounting classes • Volunteer

  4. Scholarship Opportunities • Scholarships Available • WICPA – WI College Scholarship – UP to $5,000 • AICPA – Get Up to $5,000 • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Student - $5,000 • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship - $5,000 • AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship - $2,500 https://www.thiswaytocpa.com http://www.startheregoplaces.com

  5. Elizabeth Heins-van der Weide • Staff Accountant at Wegner CPAs Education • B.S Chemistry (Minor in English), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL • M.S. Accountancy, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

  6. Experiences • College Experience • Internships at Wegner – Why do an internship? • What does an auditor do? • Types of organizations and where they are. • The role of staff in public accounting

  7. Bryan W. Meddings • Manager of Fiduciary Audit at Wipfli, LLP Education • Edgewood College - Madison, Wisconsin • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting • Cannon Financial Institute - Athens, Georgia • Fiduciary & Investment Risk Management School (CFIRS) • Investment Training and Consulting Institute - Overland Park, Kansas • Investments and Derivatives Audit School (CIDA)

  8. Experiences • Past Experience: staff accountant at Firstar Trust Company (US Bank) / Internal Audit focused on trust audits at M&I Bank and then Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. • Transition from accounting to internal audit, then to public accounting • Managerial role in a Public firm w/o CPA credentials • Management level and non-CPA careers in accounting