Coaching Program

Welcome to the Coaching Program

The OSCPA Coaching Program* is a great opportunity for CPA members to mentor student and first-year CPA candidate members (2018 grads) about the CPA profession! CPAs share their insights, knowledge, and experiences with aspiring CPAs. In turn, aspiring CPAs have the opportunity to ask questions about the profession and receive advice on how to pave their own career path to become a CPA.

The OSCPA has put together a simple outline to follow with suggested topics and a list of resources to use throughout this program. The outline and resources are meant to provide support, as each coaching pair will make the program their own. 

Coaching Program runs May 1 - August 31, 2019

Matches are finalized in late April.

 Suggested Meeting Outline for the Coaching Program

  1. Initial Meeting: The Accounting Profession; Public vs. Private
  2. Second Meeting: Building a Professional Network
  3. Third Meeting: CPA Exam
  4. Fourth Meeting: Recruitment, Interview Skills and Resume Tips


*OSCPA membership is required to participate in this program. Not a member? Join today!

"The program was very helpful because I got to learn more about how to prepare for taking my CPA exam in the near future and about other resources I can use."

— Student Member

Resources & Articles:

Coaching and Mentoring in General

Accounting Profession

Professional Networking

CPA Exam

Interview & Resume Tips


Most importantly, relax, have fun, and enjoy this unique networking opportunity. The OSCPA is here to support you in this adventure. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services or call 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470 ext. 4.