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OWU Student a Finalist in National Video Competition

Your vote could result in $500 of capital appreciation for a grateful Ohio Wesleyan University accounting major.

Nick Braydich, Ohio Wesleyan University
Nick Braydich

Nick Braydich, a senior from Struthers, is one of 25 college students selected as a finalist in the national “ThisWayToCPA” student video competition sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In their videos, students were asked to explain in two minutes or less why they want to become CPAs. The top five videos will earn $500 prizes.

Braydich says he hopes people enjoy watching his video as much as he enjoyed making it. Braydich collaborated on the project with OWU assistant professor of accounting Justin Breidenbach.

“He (Breidenbach) filmed and edited while I worked on the script and scene ideas,” say Braydich. “We collaborated really well with ideas and how to make it clever. The video runs for around 90 seconds with multiple scenes and themes.”

How to Vote

Anyone over age 13 is invited to vote for their favorite video at thiswaytocpa.com from 3 p.m. today through 2:59 p.m. on November 15 (EST).

After the public vote, a panel of judges will evaluate all 25 videos for content, memorability/creativity, and audio/video clarity. These scores, combined with the public votes, will determine the top five submissions. The contest winners will be announced on or before December 16.

Factoring the Future

And if Braydich is one of the contest’s winners?

“I plan to either save the money or use it toward studying for the CPA exam next summer,” he says.

Though Braydich still is thinking about how to use the money, he is more definitive about what he’ll be doing after he graduates from Ohio Wesleyan in May.

“My plans after graduation are to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Big 4 accounting firm in Columbus, Ohio. I interned with them last spring from January to March, (and) they offered me a job after my internship. I’m really fortunate to have a job going into senior year!”

Nick Braydich

Source: Ohio Wesleyan University