Students can join CalCPA for FREE and utilize specific member resources, all intended to help launch a CPA career. 

As a CalCPA student member you'll have access to:

Take your practice experience to the classroom with the ADS Program

If you’re looking for a career change, the Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) program may be for you. The ADS program addresses the demand for accounting faculty with experience in the areas of audit and tax. To date, the program has transitioned over 130 CPAs from practice to the classroom by providing scholars with financial assistance.

The deadline for this year’s program is September 6, 2019 for candidates who will begin Ph.D. programs in the fall of 2020. Candidates must have completed the GMAT with a score of 650 or higher (or equivalent GRE) and be CPAs, U.S. Citizens and have 3 years of practice experience. Selected candidates will be invited to attend the ADS Orientation Conference and will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 participating universities.

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CalCPA Campus Ambassadors Wanted

Passionate about a career in Accounting?

Ready to share your knowledge and help other students launch their accounting careers?

Become a CalCPA Campus Ambassador for the 2019-20 school year!


Campus Ambassadors will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per semester in order to achieve three primary objectives:

  • Building awareness of FREE CalCPA student membership benefits for students and educators on your campus.
  • Increasing the visibility of CalCPA on your campus.
  • Strengthening ties between local CalCPA chapters and your school.


Apply today at:

Deadline is June 30 for the 2019-20 academic year.


To learn more, visit or contact Jackie Quinn-Piper at or David Lo at