CPA Case Competition 2014

A review for ASA’s CPA Case Competition The CPA Case competition is an invaluable opportunity to experience firsthand the problems and tasks accountants are faced with. Speaking from a first year’s perspective, not only did it provide me with detailed insights in the procedural and analytical workings behind company consulting, but it also challenged my ability to problem-solve individually and as part of a team. The CPA Case Competition...

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Professional Development Week 2014: C&E

As part of ASA’s Professional Development Week, we were extremely fortunate to host a ‘Resume Review’ workshop in conjunction with the University of Melbourne’s Careers & Employment, which covered all the fundamentals for writing successful resumes and cover letters. Participants had the exclusive opportunity of attending an individual appointment with Graham Habgood, an experienced C&E Careers Consultant, who shared some his...

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Professional Development Week 2014: Deloitte

Deloitte’s session as part of ASA’s Professional Development Week took place on 10th April. To kick start the day, attendees were firstly given a brief overview of the company and the culture embraced by all its employees. This was followed by an office tour, showcasing the professional environment at Deloitte. The firsthand experience and exposure to Deloitte’s workspace was highly rewarding for students and gave a valuable insight to...

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Professional Development Week 2014: KPMG

Last Wednesday a group of eager ASA members braved the rainy Melbourne weather to attend the second instalment of ASA’s Professional Development Week at KPMG. First up was an invaluable welcoming speech delivered by Graduate Recruitment Consultant, Nova, which outlined KPMG’s point of difference and handy tips for success in the competitive application process. Following this was an insightful discussion with one of KPMG’s managers in...

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Professional Development Week 2014: PwC

As part of ASA’s Professional Development Week, students attended PwC’s offices in Southbank where they were able to experience firsthand the operations of a top- tier professional services firm. The day comprised an introductory speech by Campus Recruitment Advisor Grant, who gave the 20 enthusiastic first- and second-year Commerce students a reminder of ‘top tips and tricks’, as well pointers on what not to do in an interview...

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Q&A 2014

Q&A 2014

On the night of Tuesday 18 March, ASA, in conjunction with the Computing & Commerce Association (CCA) of Monash University, hosted its first major event of the year – the Q&A Evening. Held at the InterContinental at Rialto, the venue bespoke sophistication and was a perfect backdrop against which the one hundred attendees could interact with the professional firms present. This included an array of professional services firms and...

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