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Ask the Alumni

Jun 18, 2020
Note: Our spring CPA IN Perspective magazine is digital — keep an eye out for new articles in our upcoming communications.

INCPAS Scholar Alumni: What are you most looking forward to when you enter the profession?

INCPAS Scholar alum Jose Herrera"I look forward to the endless possibilities there are with this career, from becoming a CPA and gaining experience in a variety of industries, to one day becoming an entrepreneur. The CPA profession allows you the versatility to follow your dreams and goals, whatever they may be."

—Jose Herrera, sophomore at Purdue, majoring in accounting & finance with a certification in entrepreneurship, INCPAS Scholar 2017


INCPAS Scholar alum Lauren Pham"I am looking forward to meeting new people, learning about and helping them, and making friendships in the workplace. Those relationships are what make the workplace fun and enjoyable.

I am also looking forward to no more homework and finals. I will always be learning something new every day, but I won't have to study for tests or stay up late studying for finals every semester after I graduate."

—Lauren Pham, junior at IUPUI, majoring in accounting & finance, INCPAS Scholar 2015


INCPAS Scholar alum Toni Dubrovensky"I am most looking forward to using my newly acquired skills to benefit others and contribute to the presence of educated minorities within corporate America."

—Toni Dubrovensky, May 2020 graduate of IUPUI, majored in accounting & finance with an Africana studies minor, INCPAS Scholar 2014


INCPAS Scholar alum Aryaija Dodson"I’m looking forward to building long-lasting relationships, staying up-to-date on new technology, and focusing on improving my soft skills and networking skills."

—Aryaija Dodson, sophomore at Ivy Tech, majoring in accounting, INCPAS Scholar 2018


INCPAS Scholars is an award-winning, free program that encourages students to consider becoming a CPA. The only program of its kind, INCPAS Scholars introduces students to the profession by pairing them with practicing CPAs, touring CPA firms and businesses that employ CPAs, and participating in events to immerse them in the profession. You can support the program at

Want to get involved as an INCPAS Scholars mentor? Contact Ali Paul, CAE, for more information at 

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