Hello. I am new to this forum. I haven't looked through it to see if anyone has asked this question, but I'm pretty confident that no one has. Forgive me, if this idea is not as unique as I am thinking it is. I am a senior in an accounting degree program, I have a burgeoning bookkeeping business, and I feel I have a strong grasp on taxation and what it takes to reduce business owner's taxes. I have no desire to get a job after school but my state requires one year of public accounting experience under a licensed CPA to earn my CPA designation. What I am thinking about doing is this. I want to find a small CPA practice, maybe even a one-man show, who will partner with my company. I will bring him new tax clients (my bookkeeping clients) and acquire others specifically for tax work. In exchange, he provides the "CPA oversight" that I need to fulfill my work experience. I wouldn't even ask for salary, just my share of our loot. I'm basically trying to get licensed and recognized for my ability and talent, without having to settle for wages and "employee" status. What do some of you think about this? Is it likely that I can find a CPA willing to do this? Thanks!