Two accounting majors are telling the world their plans to become ready to work after graduation — and it includes earning the coveted designation as a certified public accountant (CPA). Mikaela Fodor ’20 and Kelsey Patrick ’20 are three finalists representing the College of Charleston School of Business in the ThisWayToCPA Student Video Competition sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

In videos less than two minutes long, the seniors took to webcams to share with viewers why they want to become a CPA after graduating. Earning a CPA license is a well-respected career accomplishment in the field of accounting and provides many professional benefits. According to AICPA, CPAs earn up to 15% higher salaries than their non-licensed peers.

The public voting period begins Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. EST and will end on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at 2:59 p.m. EST. After public voting, a panel of judges will evaluate each video for content quality. Their scores, along with the public voting results, will determine which five students will win a $500 cash prize.

Click here to vote. View Fodor’s and Patrick’s video submissions below.

Mikaela FodorMikaela Fodor

Kelsey PatrickKelsey Patrick