CRI Summer Leadership Academy (Virtual) Series

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CRI’s Summer Leadership Academy provides top accounting students with the opportunity to learn more about the accounting profession, experience “life as an accountant,” and the steps they can take to ensure a successful career.

The virtual Summer Leadership Academy series boasts a robust curriculum of topics relating to the accounting industry, such as tips for a successful transition into a career in public accounting, leadership, and inclusion. This series kicks off on June 3, 2020, and will run through July 29, 2020, with a 90-minute virtual session each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. EDT. This season, we are thrilled to present sessions led by members of the AICPA, CRI partners, and other industry leaders.

The objectives of Summer Leadership Academy are to: gain an understanding of trends in public accounting, prepare to begin a career in accounting, learn more about CRI and the vision of our firm, and of course, have some fun!

During Summer Leadership Academy, students can expect:

  • Virtual networking opportunities with CRI leadership
  • Q&A panels with CRI’s staff and senior accountants
  • Discussion of trends in accounting and a look forward to the future of the profession
  • A behind-the-scenes glimpse into campus recruiting
  • Tips for success when launching your career

This year, these CRI locations will host tailored networking sessions:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Enterprise, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Regional: Central Florida (Orlando)
  • Regional: North Florida (Tallahassee)
  • General: all other CRI locations

Participating students should meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accounting program either as an undergraduate or master’s candidate.
  • Classified as a rising junior or senior
  • Personally and academically motivated
  • Distinguished in the classroom, on campus, and in their communities

CRI Summer Leadership Academy space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schedule–2020 CRI Summer Leadership Academy

Tentative Topics By Date (subject to change):

  • June 3 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Firm Overview
  • June 10 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – State of Public Accounting
  • June 17 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Day in the Life Panel
  • June 24 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Backpack to Briefcase: Landing a job in accounting and making the transition from student to professional
  • July 1 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – The CPA Exam: How to Best Prepare to Pass
  • July 8 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Leadership Panel
  • July 15 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – How to Mentor and Be Mentored
  • July 22 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Meet the Clients
  • July 29 – (11:00 a.m. EDT) – Next Steps
  • Networking Session Times TBD

*Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our presenters, team members, and attending students, we have decided to transition our in-person Summer Leadership Academy events to a virtual series for 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

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