Congratulations! You're just about ready to graduate and start a new chapter of your life. What are your summer plans? We hope you said "studying for the CPA Exam," because there is truly no better time to hit the books. Though the CPA exam may seem ominous and daunting, we'd like to remind you that because you'll be fresh out of school this summer, you actually have a leg up from everyone else! We tell new graduates that they have "the student mindset," which means they have been in school for the past 4 or so years, and have been studying, reading, and taking exams. Therefore, their brain is acclimated to studying for hours and applying learned knowledge to solve problems.