AICPA Launches Young CPA Network Online Community
Published September 18, 2013
Jason Bramwell spoke to Donna Salter, senior manager of the AICPA young member initiatives program, about the launch of the AICPA’s Young CPA Network for a recent Accounting WEB article.
"Our desire is to give our young members a sense of belonging," Salter said. "It's a place where they can read and respond to blogs or interact in forums with like-minded individuals. It gives them the ability to have a greater audience, a broader reach, and increases their level of influence."
The Young CPA Network was developed as a collaboration between the AICPA young member initiatives program; CPA2Biz, the AICPA's technology subsidiary; and the AICPA web team. Alumni of the AICPA Leadership Academy developed and wrote several articles for the online community on a variety of topics, such as volunteerism, that are designed to provoke discussion. Once users log on to the online community with their AICPA username and password, they will be asked to create a profile.
"The community will really appeal to those who desire a closed-forum discussion," Salter said.