April-2019-Student-of-the-Month-Amanda-Stajcar

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Amanda Stajcar passed the CPA Exam as a working professional, wife, and mom of 2! See how she accredits her success to hard work and having the perfect review course that met all her needs.  

Which exam section(s) have you passed? 

AUD, BEC, REG, and FAR.

What firm do you work for?

Newland and Company 

Why did you choose Roger CPA Review? 

I was looking for an efficient review, and after researching SmartPath, I knew it Roger CPA Review was for me. I did my research on the internet and looked into many different options to find a course that suited my personality. I stumbled upon Roger CPA Review and never looked back. 

What was your favorite aspect about our course? 

There are many aspects of the course that will forever remain as my favorite. Initially it was how enthusiastic and entertaining Roger is during his lectures. This was initially what sold me on the course. Let's be honest, we all know that some accounting topics aren’t the most exhilarating, especially when we can all find something better do be doing on a Friday night, but Roger really does keep you engaged and laughing throughout his lectures. 

During the middle of my review they released a brand new feature, SmartPath Predictive Technology. This took my study sessions to a whole new level. I was able to track my strong and weak areas compared to other successful CPA candidates in order to make the most out of each study session. 

How has passing the Exams affected your personal and professional life?

As a wife and a mother of 2, I have shown my kids that with hard work, self-discipline, and sacrifice, comes great rewards.  They witnessed the struggles but they also got to experience the joy each time I passed another exam section. The excitement on their face after receiving my final exam score was well worth the countless hours spent away from my family while studying. 

In my professional life, not only did passing provide monetary rewards; it also opened up many doors in my career path. It’s a stepping stone for advancing in my career, increasing my feeling of self-worth and that I’m an asset to our team and allowing me to challenge myself daily in order to become a successful business woman.  

Any words of advice for those studying for the CPA Exam? 

Perseverance. If it was easy everyone would do it. You are one step ahead of those who haven’t attempted the exam, and though when you’re in the middle of your studying it’s easy to lose sight of the end result, it’s entirely worth the feeling when you see that final passing score. Stay Positive. It is easy to get sucked into feeling like it’s not worth it, or why are you even studying in the first place?  But it is worth it and you aren’t alone in the crazy emotions that go along with studying. 

Favorite quote?

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  -Thomas Edison

Anything else you'd like to share? 

Taking the leap to study is a major sacrifice in your life. Though the time spent studying may seem like it is never-ending, comparatively to your entire career span, it is such a short time frame and you will never have to look back once you are finished. 

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