Plus, advice is a gift and you should treat it that way
Young Professionals Group eNews
JULY 2018
Upcoming Events
Canterbury Park
YPG at Canterbury
Thursday, July 19
5 - 9 p.m.
Shakopee, MN
Night at the Ballpark
Night at the Ballpark with Minnesota State Bar Association
Thursday, Aug. 9
5 - 10 p.m.
The Black Dog Café and CHS Field
Taps and Trivia Night
YPG/RMA Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, Aug. 13
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brookview Golf Course, Golden Valley
Student Conference panel discussion
Participate at the Student Conference
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Minneapolis Convention Center

Accounting students need your help! Volunteer at the Accounting & Auditing Student Conference by participating in a panel of recent graduates or assisting conference staff. Contact Tabitha McDonald at or 952-885-5522 to volunteer.
WestBend Thank you to our sponsor: West Bend
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Advice is a gift and you should treat it that way
You may not think of advice as something wrapped in a pretty bow that you can't wait to tear open. But, processing and acting on the "suggestions" and "advice" that leaders, bosses and mentors give you can make or break a career. Find out how to identify these opportunities and use them to your advantage.
How to clean your inbox in an hour or less
The Muse
Is inbox zero even possible? Maybe. Set aside 60 minutes and take on this email purging challenge.
Avoiding bias in a self-review
Thin Difference
Mid year performance reviews are on the horizon, and the dreaded self-review is sitting in your inbox waiting for you to fill it out. What's the right balance between selling yourself short or overselling yourself?
How to take initiative on your team (without being taken advantage of)
The Muse
You're the person people wanted for their group projects in school because your tendency of getting everything (and I do mean everything) done preceded you. Time to let go of those reins.
Networking tips for quiet people
Journal of Accountancy
Networking is hard, especially for introverts, but these tips can help you crush your next networking event. Then join us at Canterbury on July 19 to put some of these into practice.
* Trivia Challenge
True or false: Watermelon, summer's most popular treat, is a fruit.
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Photo reel: Boats and brews round out June
The YPG, alongside RMA and IIA, started June with a boat cruise on the St. Croix and wrapped the month with some competitive bar trivia at InBound BrewCo.
Join us for one of our next adventures
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Women's Event
Candid Conversations About Women and Purpose
Aug. 20 | Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West | 4 CPE

This inspiring event is centered on candid conversations about purpose, power, women's networks, work-life harmony and career ambition. Learn and while growing your network of CPA peers from a variety of industries, backgrounds and experience levels.

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Fluffy llama sitting in the grass No fluff here! Just real-world public accounting guidance.
Skip the fluff with these practical workshops designed specifically for public accounting staff. Supervisory and beginning in-charge programs start next month, so sign up now!

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CPE for Young Professionals
Staff Training: Supervisor
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
Staff Training: Beginning In-Charge
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
Form 990: Mastering Its Unique Characteristics
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: False
The watermelon is in fact a vegetable. They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables. Source: The Watermelon Board (Yes, it does exist.)
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