Name: Ryan Sandlin
Exams Passed: BEC, FAR
Student of the Month for August 2014 goes to Ryan Sandlin! Ryan has been working full time while studying for the CPA Exam, and has passed 2 exams so far (both on the first try!). Join us in rooting him on for his last 2 exams. Go Ryan!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review?: After hearing from so many people who failed with other courses but passed with Roger, it was a no-brainer.
What was your favorite aspect of our course?: The ability to study how I want, when I want. The lectures are small enough that I can finish them without taking a break, and are easy to watch because of Roger's humor. I also love the Interactive Practice Questions. The appearance is very similar to the Exam itself, which makes the test a bit less scary.
How has passing the exams affected your personal and professional life?: Professionally, it demonstrates to others that I take my career seriously. I have been given more responsibility, and am in a better position for promotion. Personally, it is a weight lifted and a testimony to myself. The CPA Exam seemed impossible while I was in college. Now, with two down, I know that I WILL be a CPA, and that is a freaking cool feeling.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam?: Don't put it off if you can. Time will pass whether you are studying or not, and in a year or two, you can either say "wow, I'm done", or "I guess I should start studying". Don't beat yourself up over trying to get everything right on the first try. Part of learning is making mistakes and understanding why you are wrong. Also, beer is your best study buddy!
Favorite Quote: IF YOU STUDY - YOU WILL PASS!
Anything else you'd like to share?: I have two dogs and a smokin' hot wife with a fierce temper.