June 2015 Student of the Month: Sjef Tijssen

Our Student of the Month for June 2015 is Sjef Tijssen! Sjef was able to pass the CPA Exam on the first try, even with English as his third language. He was encouraged by his employer throughout the process and put in the hours and work required to pass. Congratulations to Sjef on a job well done!

Student:  Sjef Tijssen

Exam Sections Passed:  AUD, BEC, FAR, REG

Current Firm:  SD Mayer & Associates, LLP

University/College:  Tilburg University (Netherlands), Hanken School of Economics (Finland)

Why did you take Roger CPA Review?

I heard very good things about the course from other CPAs.

How did you hear about our review course?

Friends, well, other auditors and colleagues told me about it. So by word-of-mouth.

What was your favorite aspect of the course?

The enthusiasm of the lectures and the fact that the course only focuses on what you need to know to pass the CPA Exam.

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

Well, it definitely lowered the average alcohol percentage in my body since I had to skip out on quite a few weekend plans to study, but now that it’s done, I know that it was really worth it.

I immediately got a raise and promotion, but more importantly, when clients know that I’m a CPA the interaction with them is much easier. Personally it was on my to do list so I’m glad that I can cross it off now.

What piece of advice do you have for other CPA Exam candidates?

Put in the hours and when you think you put in enough hours, you probably want to put in some more.

Anything else you would like to share?

English is my third language and I was able to follow everything perfectly and passed the CPA Exam the first time around. I would also like to thank everybody at SD Mayer & Associates for being so supportive while I studied for the CPA Exam and for creating a motivating and fantastic work environment.

AUD (95), BEC (91), REG (87), FAR (95)

Favorite quote?

When you are not going forward, you are going backwards.

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