As one of the nine Stockton University students who attended the 2022 NJCPA Convention and Expo in June, several highlights come to mind: the Emerging Leaders lunch, the cybersecurity presentation, data analytics discussions and the session on Crafting Your Accounting Innovation Strategy. Many of us gained insight from professionals that has helped us gear towards innovative ways of practicing accounting.
Here are some takeaways from some of my fellow Stockton students:
- Nicole Spera really enjoyed the Emerging Leaders lunch where she was able to meet and network with new people in a more casual environment.
- Katia Morales said that it was a wonderful privilege that she was able to go to an NJCPA Convention like this.
- Anh Phan felt that there are so many opportunities geared toward the accounting industry. She also said that, with so many changes in the recent decades, technologies have been integrated as a part of the workforce especially with artificial intelligence (AI) being the main topic.
Overall, most of the presentations were very informative and valuable for us as future CPAs. I would like to thank NJCPA member Daniel Barbera, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CFO of Lydia Security Monitoring, for sponsoring the students through the Stockton University Foundation and Professor Barry Palatnik, CPA, MBA, associate professor of accounting at Stockton, for inviting us to the Convention. This was a wonderful experience and a great privilege for the accounting students from Stockton University.