To encourage success, the CGA Association offers students a broad range of career advancement and learning support resources.
Career and Program Advice
When first considering application to the CGA program, you may wish to consult with a student advisor for general program information, career advice, or guidance on transfer credits. As well, once you become a CGA student, advisors are available for ongoing support in person (appointment recommended), by telephone, or by email.
To set an appointment up with a CGA staff member, email email@example.com
Become an Associate Student
Planning a career requires thoughtful research. If you are a full-time university or college student considering a career in professional accounting, you will discover that a membership as an Associate Student provides invaluable career information. For just $25 a year, you will receive a subscription to the CGA Canada Magazine, CGA Manitoba E-connections and invitations to attend CGA’s social and educational events. The Associate Student membership also allows you to take advantage of member networking and CGA’s Employment Referral Service, in your search for summer and career employment.
Download the 2012/2013 Associate Student application form.
CGA Manitoba provides students access to a variety of learning and career support resources. The student section of www.cga-manitoba.org includes convenient access to: course/exam/ assignment specific information; students’ academic history and contact information; the Student Handbook; Employment Referral Service; PDNET; etc. The online Student Handbook details the program’s regulations and polices. To assist you in preparing for the rigor of the CGA program, the Association provides access to a CGA Study Guide, Exam Preparation Guide, and a Studies Skills Workshop. Through the Student Advisory Committee, students are provided the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing advancement of the CGA program and to network with other CGA students and members.
Employment Referral Service
The outlook for careers in financial management is more promising today than ever. But how do you connect with these opportunities? CGA maintains an online employment referral service and as well, provides numerous member networking opportunities for just that purpose. Employers rely on CGA’s referral services to fill their accounting and financial management positions. For students, the service becomes one of your primary job search and career advancement tools. To assist further, CGA’s online member roster and numerous social and educational events provide you the opportunity to network with CGA members and students employed throughout the business community.
CGA-Canada’s Professional Development Network at www.cga-pd.net
provides CGA students and members access to a wealth of research information targeted to answer the questions CGAs face in their day-to-day work. Resources on this site are chosen for their relevance, depth and integrity. They include a virtual library of articles, a bibliography of books and publications, and continuing professional development opportunities such as online seminars and courses.