Guest Blogger Clare Levison, CPA
If you’re a CPA who’s 35 or under, the VSCPA Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) wants to connect with you. The YPAC was founded in April of this year and our vision centers around three S’s: Social, Service, and Strategy. We have lots exciting things going on in all of these areas.
Monthly happy hours are taking place on the second Wednesdays of the month in Richmond and Northern Virginia, and on other dates in various locations around the state. Be sure to join us for the happy hour in your area, and bring a colleague with you.
The CPA Day of Service is Friday, September 24 and young professionals all across the state are getting involved. If you haven’t found an organization to volunteer with yet, it’s not too late. National and regional organizations such as the Central VA Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Project Warm, and many others would love to put you to work.
Members of the YPAC are also participating in college and university career fairs in their areas to foster relationships with the students that will be future young professionals.
The YPAC wants you to be positioned for personal and professional advancement. That’s why our future blogs will address issues such as leadership, management, goal setting, networking, and etiquette. We’ll also be targeting CPE and networking events specifically for young professionals.
We’re excited about all of the things taking place in the VSCPA young professionals’ community. We hope you are too. Keep your eye out for a survey we will be sending to find out how we can best continue to enhance your VSCPA membership. If you’d like to volunteer with the VSCPA Young Professionals Advisory Council or the Young Professionals Task Force, contact Courtney Neal at (804)612-9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare K. Levison, CPA is a member of the VSCPA Board of Directors and Young Professionals Advisory Council. Contact her at email@example.com.