Accounting students attend CalCPA Careers Panel

Led by senior Jana-Cassandra Visperas, a dozen Dominican accounting students attended the CalCPA Careers Panel September 30 at Autodesk in San Rafael. The event was sponsored by the Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) section of the CalCPA Society.

Visperas, who is pursuing her BA in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and marketing,  became Dominican’s first CalCPA Society Campus Ambassador in January of 2013. Dominican is in the third year of the Campus Ambassador program, which is an elite, statewide group with only 32 colleges represented, including Santa Clara, UC San Diego, and the University of Southern California.

In addition to helping organize the CalCPA Career Panel event and proctoring the panel questions, Visperas has lobbied legislators in Sacramento and helped recruit and advertise networking events to guide students to develop their career path. Fellow business student Theodora “Teddi” Pasion will assume Visperas’ role at the end of the semester.

Dan Carraher, a faculty member in Dominican’s Barowsky School of Business and CFO for Costello and Sons Insurance, was a member of the CapCPA career Panel at Autodesk.  The panel was comprised of members from financial services, including insurance and investment advice, law and fraud and forensic accounting. Students and recent graduates in attendance learned from experienced professionals about careers in accounting and utilize the event to establish a network with local professionals.

Crickett Weaver, Internal Auditor at Autodesk and President of the San Francisco Chapter of the CalCPA Society, hosted the event. Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.