Hey everyone, my name is Joseph Zapf, and I am excited to be a new member of the NJSCPA Exam Cram Blog. To give you a little background about myself, I just graduated from Ramapo College this past May, and I will begin work full time at Sobel & Co. in September. I am excited to have finished school and I cannot wait to begin my career, but while I have this summer free I am going to put as much time and effort as I can into studying for the CPA Exam.
I am taking the Becker Fastpass program to study, but throughout the course I have modified the program into more of a self-study to fit my schedule better. I already sat for my AUD Exam on July 20 and I am now in the process of studying for REG which I will be taking in a little over a week on August 15th, so my schedule is a bit crazy right now to say the least. I have only about 2 weeks to study for each section but with some hard work and dedication I know I will be able to get it done. I study for at least 6 (usually more like 8-10) hours a day in order to keep up with the lectures and the daily Becker homework, which gives me virtually no social life this summer. In fact I just had my first real “vacation” of the summer last weekend where I was able to squeeze in a short weekend in Upstate New York. While the two day break was nice, it’s now back to studying for the rest of this week, as I have to finish all of my REG lectures by this weekend in order to leave enough time next week for review. After my REG exam is over, I move right onto BEC which I will take at the very end of August, giving myself only two weeks to study for that as well. For now I am holding off on FAR until October, and hopefully I will have some of these other sections out of the way by then. I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one. So, once again I am excited to be a part of the Exam Cram team here, and I will look forward to giving you an update on my crazy study schedule sometime again next week. Best of luck to everyone out there studying!