Students & Candidates

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary provides programming and activities for students in the Houston area who are interested in a career in accounting.

The Auxiliary programs cover a variety of topics and have included discussions on big data, soft skills, alternative career paths, cybersecurity careers in industry audit and tax. The programs are developed and moderated by fellow students from local universities. 

2020-2021 Student Auxiliary Officers

Ekaterina Lyubomirova


University of Houston

Liboria Chavez

Vice President of Campus Relations

University of Houston Downtown

Roman KhojaVice President of Campus RelationsHouston Baptist University

Pooja Sharma

Vice President of Development

Houston Baptist University

Vicky Tang

Vice President of Marketing

University of Houston

Anh Nguyen

Vice President of Operations

University of Houston

The Student Auxiliary Steering Committee works with the officers to educate, inform, and lead by creating an environment of support for students to transition into accounting professionals. 

The Steering Committee welcomes our 2020-2021 Co-chairs: 

Mirza Shayan Baig, CPA, EY 
Manu Sadiev, CPA, Briggs & Veselka Company 

Register for our upcoming Student Auxiliary 2020-2021 events!

All events are virtual through January 31, 2021.

September 11, 2020 | 6 - 8 p.m. - Zooming to Success: Soft Skills in a Virtual World

Looking to upgrade your interview and networking skills? Join Claudio Diaz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Briggs & Veselka), Chris Gervasio, CPA, Financial Reporting Analyst, (ExxonMobil), and Joe Jett, CPA, Partner (EY) as they give you tips and tricks to find success in virtual recruiting and interning! Register here

September 25, 2020 | 6 - 8 p.m. - Go Figure: Data Analytics in a Virtual World

What does data analytics have to do with business? Want to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world? Join us to see how Paul Pavlou, PhD, Dean (University of Houston, Bauer College of Business), and Daron Houston, CPA, Partner (EY) use data analytics and big data to make important business decisions. Register here

October 9, 2020 | 6 - 8 p.m. - Be Audit you can be: Auditing in a Virtual World

Are you considering a career in audit? What does the audit career path look like? Join us on October 9 as audit professionals Manu Sadiev, CPA, Senior Manager (Briggs & Veselka) and Sable Waters, CPA, Partner (Grant Thornton) share their secrets, stories, and answers! Register here

October 30, 2020 | 6 - 8 p.m. - Deep in the Heart of Taxes: Tax in a Virtual World

What does life in tax look like? What type of service lines in tax should you choose for your future? Explore the possibilities with professionals on October 30! Guest speakers: To be announced. Register here

November 13, 2020 | 6 - 8 p.m.- Life in Accounting: Public Accounting in the Virtual World

If you would like to participate as a panelist or would like more information about the programs, contact Membership Manager Carol Spencer, or 832-831-9232.

2020 Student Membership

Benefits of Membership

Accounting Scholarships

  • Members may apply for TXCPA Houston accounting scholarships! Download the 2020 Scholarship Application. Applicant must be an accounting major entering their senior year at an accredited four-year college or university, a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in an accredited program, or those seeking the additional 30 hours of education to become eligible for a CPA license in Texas.

Other Benefits

  • Membership in the third largest chapter in the US at a greatly reduced dues rate.
  • Eligible to serve on committees with prospective future employers.
  • TXCPA Houston is not just for your school, but for every college and university in the Houston area.
  • Access to employment opportunities and RESUME POSTING at the TXCPA Houston Career Center.
  • A great addition to your resume.
  • Student members majoring in accounting may be eligible to win one of four $250 tuition/book reimbursements.
  • Our members save money on many CPA Exam review courses, including a $300 savings from Becker CPA Review.
  • Receive TXCPA Houston’s Forum and TXCPA’s publications, Today's CPA and Viewpoint, keeping you up-to-date on TXCPA and the future of the profession.