High School Speaker Program

Speak to a high school class or have one visit your office!

Speaking to your local high school or your alma mater is a great way to promote the accounting profession. High school accounting teachers throughout Wisconsin are looking for CPAs to come into their classrooms. They often like to take their students on field trips to public accounting firms and to accounting departments of area businesses.

The need for accountants is growing. Speaking to students is one way you can increase interest in the career at a young age. You can influence career choices well before high school students reach college.

The WICPA will provide you with materials including brochures, magazines and pens.

Contact Carol Rybak if you'd like to receive an email as speaking opportunities become available, and then you can decide if they will fit into your schedule.

Download a PowerPoint to use at high school visits.

Download a speaker packet with sample presentation outlines and activities.

Download guides for student office visits to public accounting firms and businesses in industry.


If you are a high school teacher who would like a CPA to speak to your class, contact Carol Rybak. If you are a teacher and would like to email a CPA to request a visit to his or her office, here is a sample for you to use.

Questions relating to the high school speaking program can be directed to Carol Rybak.

picture of start going places dvd

View speaking presentations by WICPA members Linda Leikness, CPAJeff Brandenburg, CPA , Karen Prochaska, CPA, Danica Olson, CPA , Matt Vanderloo, CPA Paul Krejcarek, CPA, Neil Keller, CPA, Laura Klocke, CPA, Todd Rakowski, CPA, Megan Schultz, CPA, Randy Wichinski, CPA, Evonne Cash, CPA and Andrea Newman, CPA who presented to students via webcast through Students & Leaders Network. 


The Start Going Places video, created by the AICPA can be found here.