Date posted: 27/04/2021

5 reasons to sign up to be a Student Affiliate

If you’re considering becoming a Chartered Accountant, signing up to become a CA ANZ Student Affiliate is a great place to begin. But what is a student affiliate and what are the benefits?

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We have put together some answers to your most common questions around being a Chartered Accountants ANZ student affiliate.

What is a student affiliate?

Becoming a student affiliate allows you to take the first step and start your journey towards becoming a difference maker of tomorrow.

Think of it like starting a conversation with CA ANZ about all things accounting.

Signing up keeps you informed on graduate, cadetship and vacation roles, and upcoming networking events. You will also receive monthly eNewsletters tailored to your current career path stage, whether you’re in high school, university, or about to graduate.

Our student affiliate offering exists to help you to gain a better understanding of the finance and accounting industry to inspire you to pursue and achieve your career goals.

What are the benefits of signing up to become a student affiliate? 

Here are five reasons why you should sign-up to become a student affiliate as you get started on your finance and accounting career journey.

1. Stay informed

You’ll receive the You Unlimited eNewsletter with the latest news and career advice relevant to you through tools, tips and guides, and inspiring stories from experienced CAs such as Ben Washington.

You Unlimited articles and videos aim to help you better understand the finance and accounting industry, and assist you along your journey from considering potential career paths, to looking for graduate roles after university.

2. Upcoming events

Becoming a student affiliate means making your debut in the Chartered Accountants community!

You’ll receive information on upcoming networking and careers events (held both in-person and online) directly related to your interest areas and intended to help you sharpen your knowledge and develop your skills. This includes our annual You Unlimited event, which features more than 90 employers and hosts more than 2,800 students from Australian and New Zealand.

3. Connect with industry experts

Learn about the CA Program and the steps you need to take to become a Chartered Accountant, and have the opportunity to talk to those who have already chosen that path. Hearing about their experiences first-hand can be helpful and give you the opportunity to have your burning questions answered.

Becoming a student affiliate provides you with access to a variety of networking and potential employment opportunities.

4. Meet like-minded individuals

Sharing your experiences and insights with like-minded people could be a great chance for you to build your professional network and form long-term connections.

Mikayla Jee, a CA Student Representative studying a Bachelor of Accounting says that collaborating with fellow students can benefit all involved.

“Engaging with friends and other people in your degree would really help because everybody has different skill sets that can always help each other. So work together, work collaboratively, and don't stress - everything will be fine,” she says.

As a student affiliate, you’ll be invited to join the ‘Become a CA’ Facebook Group, connecting you with other like-minded students and young professionals who are eager to learn more about becoming a Chartered Accountant. 

5. Gain practical experience

As you kick off your early career, it’s important to secure practical work experience to not only strengthen your skills but gain an “on-the-job” understanding of what the finance and accounting industry is like.

Becoming a student affiliate keeps you informed on available graduate, cadetship and vacation roles via the Careers Guide. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the Achiever Programme which places accounting university students in paid work experience positions for up to 12 weeks. 

How do I become a student affiliate?

Becoming a student affiliate is so easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Simply provide your email and a few other quick details about your education here and you’re done.

Ready to get started?

Sign up now to become a student affiliate.

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