NJCPA Mentor Program

Are you ready to encourage a future CPA? NJCPA members can mentor NJCPA Scholarship Fund award recipients throughout their college career. 

Will you volunteer to help bring a student one step closer to a career as a CPA? 

What’s Involved?

  • Apply online by February 15. Students will be matched with mentors by March 15.
  • Meet your mentee at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on April 30 at the Pines Manor, Edison
  • Connect with your student two to three times per semester via email, phone, Skype, Facetime or over a tall latte with caramel drizzle. We’ll provide some ideal discussion topics.
  • Let us know how it’s going when we check in with you.

Not sure about mentoring? Can you listen? Be supportive? Share personal experiences? Offer constructive feedback and practical tips? Then you can be a mentor! 

Become a Mentor


Contact Theresa Hinton at thinton@ njcpa.org or 973-226-4494 x212.

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