In 1971, the annual Alberta Accounting Dinner (previously CA Dinner) began with the objective of uniting students and corporates in a professional dinner setting that facilitates networking. The high corporate to student ratio at this networking event provides a rare opportunity for one-on-one interactions between students and corporate representatives. The dinner has now become one of the most highly demanded accounting events on the U of A campus.
The theme of the 45th Annual Alberta Accounting Dinner is “One Designation, Infinite Possibilities”. Accounting students are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits that the CPA designation provides, due to CPA’s increased marketing and the value firms place on CPA with the goal of hiring the most competent professionals. While every accounting student’s career path is unique, the CPA is an applicable designation to a wide range of opportunities and foundational to a number of attractive career paths. With this dinner, UAAC hopes to provide a variety of speakers from industry and public practice to help students identify the infinite possibilities made accessible through this encompassing designation.