Student Case Studies

We interviewed students to see how our revolutionary CPA QBank is helping them master difficult accounting concepts through active learning. The result? Success on the CPA Exam and beyond in their careers. 

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Student Case Studies

Nishil Akbari

Audit Associate
Clifton Larson Allen

“UWorld Roger CPA Review is 10 out of 10 on quality and accuracy. CPA Candidates see exactly what we need to see and nothing more. I owe it all to this course.”

Meet Nishil

Nishil is big sports fan, loves outdoor activities such as hiking, and is also a car aficionado. After graduating with a B.B.A. in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton, he joined Clifton Larson Allen as an Audit Associate. Nishil’s goal of becoming a CPA stems from his passion for analyzing and solving financial problems.

Study Experience

His study methodology involved using our signature SmartPath Predictive Technology™ to strengthen his weak areas, and practicing Multiple-Choice Questions as a form of review. SmartPath provides targeted recommendations on where to focus study efforts by comparing students’ progress and performance data to those who have passed the CPA Exam.

Learning Outcomes

Nishil passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam within 18 months. He credits his passing scores to UWorld’s revolutionary QBank. “The questions really emulate the actual exam. The answer explanations get straight to the point.”

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Ally Powers

Assurance Staff
Plante Moran

“I really liked the structure of the program. I felt very confident I was going to be able to succeed on the exam.”

Meet Ally

Marathon runner, breakfast enthusiast, newlywed, and dog mom to a mini Australian labradoodle, Ally and her husband reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ally received her B.A. in Accounting & Finance from Loyola University Chicago, where she also recently obtained her M.B.A. in Accounting. She currently works at Plante Moran as an Assurance Staff on the Audit side, where she enjoys learning about business operations.

Study Experience

Ally studied for the CPA Exam while simultaneously finishing her Master’s degree. She studied 1-3 hours each day for 6 days a week, aligned her coursework with her CPA Exam studies, and relied heavily on our signature SmartPath Predictive Technology™ tool.

Learning Outcomes

Ally passed all 4 CPA Exam sections on the first try in just 11 months. She credits her passing scores to Smartpath and the structure and content of our program. “It’s very organized and easy to follow. Once I got to the actual exam, I thought the questions were extremely accurate.”

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