Welcome Back BBQ 2014

Welcome Back BBQ 2014

On the first Tuesday of the academic year, CSS, FMAA and ASA teamed together to host our first event of the year, a Welcome Back BBQ. As the barometer soared above 33 degrees, members formed a line of epic proportions to receive delicious food and refreshments. Numerous firms and accreditation bodies such as EY, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Pitcher Partners and CPA were all in attendance, with representatives and members conversing over sausages and...

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APPE 2

APPE 2

Dear ASA Blog, Last week I had the most fabulous Tuesday night. It was time for the semester two round of ASA’s famous Accounting Professional Pathways Evening! From 6:00pm students came trickling into the event, where all our sponsors had their booths set up, ready to impart their knowledge! It was great to see so many of our members come to our event and sign so many new members up! All dressed as young professionals, looking to impress, of...

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Welcome Back to Semester 2 BBQ

Welcome Back to Semester 2 BBQ

Dear ASA Blog, On the second day of the new semester, a refreshingly warm winter afternoon, ASA hosted its traditional Welcome Back BBQ on South Lawn. New and returning members enjoyed delicious snags and drinks, and took the opportunity to discuss their holiday breaks and look forward to the opportunities ahead in the next twelve weeks, in particular ASA’s flagship event, the Accounting Professional Pathways Evening to be held on Tuesday 13...

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Professional Development Week: KPMG

Professional Development Week: KPMG

Dear ASA Blog, On Wednesday the 15th of May ASA hosted a group of students that went to KPMG to learn about and experience an assessment day. This two hour session was focused on the various elements of the notorious assessment centre, ranging from interview techniques to the group activity. Members also had the chance to do some networking and talk to recent graduates at KPMG about their experiences; not to mention graze on the hot lunch that...

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Professional Development Week: Deloitte

Professional Development Week: Deloitte

Dear ASA Blog, As part of the ASA’s “Professional Development Week”, I attended a mock assessment and information afternoon at Deloitte. It turned out to be a jam packed day full of activities! We began by taking a brief moment to become familiar with Deloitte as a global professional services firm, and the services they offered to students. This was followed by a comprehensive and eye-opening office tour and then by an entertaining...

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Professional Development Week: PwC

Professional Development Week: PwC

Dear ASA Blog, I attended PwC’s mock assessment centre as a part of ASA’s highly anticipated PD Week. At PwC, all of us had the opportunity to undergo a mock interview with an employee of the firm. Having little experience with interviews I thought that it’d be a fantastic opportunity to work on and develop the necessary skills and etiquette of a job interview. This event had no trouble with exceeding my expectations. At first, I felt...

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