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DFW Student Extravaganza - September 25, 2015
Power Your Future


Join us for:   This one-day event provides you a unique opportunity to participate in a wide range of exceptional sessions packed with the information you need to jump start your career and grow professionally.  Expect to be challenged.  Expect to be motivated.  Expect to leave the event with new knowledge and new ideas.  You will also get to spend invaluable time with peers, educators, employers, and accounting/finance professionals.  It’s a great way to “Power Your Future!”

One (1.0) CPE hour for both CMAs and CPAs is recommended for the Session III Academic Track.  Four and one half (4.5) CPE hours for CMAs only is recommended for Sessions I, II, III Student Track and IV; however, CPE is not available for CPAs.  Dallas Fort Worth IMA is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA); however, this registration does not constitute an endorsement by TSBPA as to the quality of our CPE program.

Special thanks to the University of North Texas at Dallas. Thanks also to the IMA student chapters at Tarleton State University, Texas Woman’s University, University of North Texas, and The University of Texas at Dallas for their assistance in planning and promoting this event.



Session I 


“Profession of Many Hats" by Bud Kulesza, CMA (CFO, Retired, ITT Automotive)




Session II 


“Networking Skills" by Katherine Bock (Career Coach, Katherine Bock Consulting)




Session III - Student Track 


Lunch, Mock Interviews, Resume Reviews, Networking, and Employer*/IMA/IMA Student Chapter Booths




Session III - Academic Track 


Lunch, Networking, and CPE (Big Data Analytics by Indranil Bardhan, PhD (Professor of Management Information Systems in the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas)




Session IV 


“Mentoring the IMA Way" by Ronald P. Fory, CMA, CPA, CFE, CFM (Lecturer, University of North Texas at Dallas)




Session V 


“Panel Discussion - Career and Professional Perspectives" by Panel of Accounting and Finance Professionals - Adrien Dubourg, CMA; Jerry Ratigan, CMA, CPA (VP of Financial Reporting at Calpian, Inc.); David Vesely, CMA (Finance Manager, Gexpro Services) and others TBD





Meeting Time Schedule

09:00 am:             Onsite Registration and Sign-in (inc.                             Continental Breakfast)
09:30-09:45 am:   Welcome
09:45-10:35 am:   Session I   
Speaker Details
10:45-11:35 am:   Session II   Speaker Details
11:35-12:00 pm:   IMA Student and Academic Resources
12:00-02:30 pm:   Session III (lunch) - Student Track
12:00-02:30 pm:   Session III (lunch) - Academic Track   Details
02:30-03:20 pm:   Session IV   Speaker Details
03:30-04:45 pm:   Session V   Speaker Details
04:45-05:00 pm:   Drawings and Closing Remarks



Location:   University of North Texas at Dallas, Founders Hall, 7400 University Hills Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75241 (map)

University of North Texas at Dallas:  Campus Map

Parking instructions TBD

Travel to UNT Dallas on the train/bus - Take the DART Blue Line to Ledbetter Station (approximately 3 miles from campus). The 415 bus will drop you off or pick you up right at the door.

Session locations: Registration and Sessions I, II, IV, V - Founder Hall Room 138 A&B; Session III Student Track (Employer/Sponsor Booths) - Founders Hall Room 138 A&B Foyer: Session III Student Track (Mock Interviews) - Founders Hall Room TBD; Session III Student Track (Resume Review) - Founders Hall Room TBD; Session III Student Track (Lunch) - Founders Hall Room 138 A&B Foyer; Session III Academic Track (Lunch) - Founders Hall Room TBD

Register to Attend
Cost (inc lunch):   $20 Students with reservations and payment by September 4th
Cost (inc lunch):   $25 Students with reservations and payment September 5th - 18th
Cost (inc lunch):   $30 Students with reservations and payment after September 18th
Cost (inc lunch):   $20 Academics with reservations and/or payment by September 4th
Cost (inc lunch):   $25 Academics with reservations and payment September 5th - 18th
Cost (inc lunch):   $30 Academics with reservations and payment after September 18th
Cost (inc lunch):   $20 Other Individuals with reservations and payment by September 4th
Cost (inc lunch):   $25 Other Individuals with reservations and payment September 5th - 18th
Cost (inc lunch):   $30 Other Individuals with reservations and/or payment after September 18th
Cost (inc up to 3 registrations & lunch):   $125 Sponsor/Employers with reservations and payment by August 14th
Cost (inc up to 3 registrations & lunch):   $150 Sponsors/Employers with reservations and/or payment after August 14th

Cancellations, please e-mail
reservation cancellations as soon possible.  Refunds will not be made for cancellations made after 5:00 PM on, September 18, 2015.  If you do not cancel prior to the deadline, you will not receive a refund for the event. You may alternatively send someone in your place by notifying reservation cancellations.

Click here to make your reservation today!

(you will be given the chance to pay online after your reservation information has been submitted)


*Sponsors/Employers:

Becker Professional Education
BNSF Railway
CMAPrepCourse
Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA
Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC
Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP


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