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Throughout the year, we host numerous events that communicate the value of a CPA designation and the accounting profession to students at the Smith School of Business (SSB). QAA hosts a series of networking events where our partner companies can interact with the highly talented students of SSB in both formal and informal settings. We also proudly present educational events where students can hear from speakers of various backgrounds about the realities of working in accounting and the career opportunities that follow after obtaining a CPA Designation.

On a regular basis we provide workshops that allow students to navigate through each and every step of the recruiting process. Whether it’s providing tips on how to network, educating them on the stages of the recruiting process, or finding qualified coaches to help with cover letter and resume critiques, QAA aims to ensure that our students are in the best shape for recruiting.


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Mar 07, 2022

Learn more about Grant Thorton's CPA program


Our first event of next week: A private networking session with Grant Thornton, held exclusively for Queen’s students!  Come out to learn about their CPA program, how a CPA designation can be used outside of accounting roles, and learn why you should choose to pursue an internship or a full-time job at their firm. You’ll also have an incredible opportunity to network one-on-one with them afterwards!

Time: 5:30 - 6:45 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Casual

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Mar 08, 2022

Learn more about Diversity in Accounting

Diversity in accounting speaker series

QAA is excited to announce that for the second event of Accounting Week, we are partnering up with RSM, EDGE Queens, and QSAA for our annual CPA Speaker Series! This year’s theme is Diversity in Accounting and we are super excited to be welcoming incredible speakers from RSM!

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Casual

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Mar 09, 2022

Learn more about the Big 4 Summer Conferences

big 4 summer conferences workshop

Are you a student interested in pursuing an internship for next summer? Want to learn more about the Big 4 and their annual summer conferences? QAA's Big 4 Summer Conferences Workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to successfully apply for the Big 4 Summer Conferences. The workshop will feature 4 panelists that were previously accepted into each of the Big 4 Conferences. They are excited to share their experiences and describe the application process and networking component of the conferences. 


The event will be followed by a Q&A panel. Come with questions prepared as we will be providing prizes for those who ask questions!

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Casual

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Mar 10, 2022

Learn more about the Big 4 firms

CPA night

This is the perfect opportunity to kickstart your career in the industry and put yourself forward to network with recruiters. CPA Night will consist of a presentation from representatives at each of the Big 4 firms. You will have the opportunity to rotate-through and network with every firm during the event. At the end, you will also have some time to revisit any firm to continue a conversation or meet a new representative from a firm you are interested in. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. This is your chance to meet firm representatives and recruiters before the Big 4 Summer Conferences and internship deadlines!

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Business Casual

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Mar 12, 2022

Compete in the case competition sponsored by OTPP

OTPP x QAA CASE competition

This case competition sponsored by OTPP is open to students with all experience levels, especially first and second years! Students can sign up to compete in teams of four by creating their own teams or signing up individually.

Time: 10:00AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Business Casual


Feb 6, 2023

Banking pathway to CPA

Join us at our Banking Pathway to CPA Panel, where panelists will share their experiences and opportunities to attain a CPA at the Big 5 Canadian Banks!

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Goodes Hall Room 151

Dress Code: Business Casual

Learn more about unconventional ways of getting your CPA

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Feb 7, 2023

QAA x QCLA Financial Crime Panel

Financial Crime Panel

Interested in learning more about how the law is involved in anti-money laundering, fraud, cyber security and more? This is the perfect event for you. Join us on Tuesday February 7th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to hear a diverse group of professionals discuss their experiences and knowledge surrounding these topics.

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Dress Code: Business Casual

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Acct Week 2022
CPA Pathways
Diversity in Acct
Summer Conference
cpa night
Case Comp
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