Minority students explore careers, compete for scholarships at summer program
COLUMBUS, February 28, 2008: Minority high school students from Ohio may apply through April 4, 2008, to participate in the nationally recognized Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) June 22 – 27 in Columbus.
The week-long, all-expense paid ACAP-Ohio program encourages students to pursue a college education by introducing them to a variety of career options. The week’s agenda includes interactive discussions, tours of local businesses, and one-on-one mentoring sessions with minority accounting and business professionals. Students chosen for the program also can compete for college scholarships.
ACAP-Ohio, now in its 13th year, is presented by The Ohio Society of CPAs and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants with funding from The Ohio CPA Foundation. The innovative program, held at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, gives students a chance to explore the accounting profession and learn firsthand what opportunities await them if they choose to become a CPA and enter the business world after college.
ACAP-Ohio is a fully supervised, all-expense-paid program made possible through the support of corporate sponsorships and grants. Students interested in applying must submit an application, a 200-word essay and one letter of reference. Applications can be completed online at www.FutureCPA.comand must be submitted by April 4.
For more information about ACAP-Ohio, contact Melanie Sonderman at [email protected] or 1-800-686-2727, ext. 953.