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CPA Night at Odette


-r Belinda Cancian, Joshua Tarantola, Daniel Rak, Max Elias, Andrew Leboef, Marissa Biasi (missing Redwan Kabir)

Recruitment season is approaching! The annual CPA Night, hosted by the Odette Career Services and the Odette Accounting Society is an excellent opportunity for students to network with industry and professional services firms seeking to hire accounting students.

Accounting firms start their hiring process one year in advance making this night very valuable to Odette Accounting students looking for employment. This event allows the student to engage with many firms, all in one night, hoping to find the right fit for them.

Odette was happy to have our return employers Deloitte, KPMG, Hyatt Lassaline, Roth Mosey PricewaterhouseCoopers, Union Gas and new employers Sam Doher and Highline Mushrooms to this yeas event.

Prior to the students networking with the employers numerous Accounting Awards were given out:

The Kate Taylor Award went to Danial Rak. He is a 4th year BComm student who is a well-rounded individual, hardworking has a determined spirit and is pursuing a CPA designation.

A special thank you to Kate’s mom, Ms. Julie Lingley who has made it a priority to travel from New Brunswick for the last seven years to give out and meet the recipient of this award in her daughters’ name.

The H.A. Scarff Memorial Award goes to the student with the highest standing in Accounting 70-255 and was awarded to Max Elias.

The Essex-Kent Chartered Accountants Association Award is awarded to a 4th year Odette student who has the highest average in accounting courses required by CPA Ontario and who plans on becoming a CPA. The award went to Belinda Cancian.

The David Moore Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a 4th year BComm student who is planning on pursuing a career in chartered professional accountancy, as well as having a minimum cumulative average of 75% and is active in extra-curricular and community activities. This award went to Andrew Leboeuf.

The Deloitte Award went to Marissa Biasi a 3rd year BComm student who anticipates a career in chartered professional accountancy, who has a superior academic record and whose personality, ability and aptitude are needed to be successful.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Award in Accounting went to Joshua Tarantola, who is just entering his 4th year of the BComm program. He has an outstanding academic record, has demonstrated leadership on campus and/or in the community and whose interest is in public accounting as a career.

The KPMG James S. Clark Memorial Award was given to 3rd year student, Redwan Kabir, who has expressed an interest in becoming a CPA. This student has exceptional academic credentials, and has demonstrated through his extra-curricular activities, an acumen towards participating in athletics.