MSCPA hosts 'Awareness Program' with NABA

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The Massachusetts Society of CPAs recently partnered with the National Association of Black Accountants, Fisher College and Suffolk University to host the Accounting Career Awareness Program for 30 high school students across the state. The ACAP was held in Boston from July 29 to August 2 at Fisher College and from August 5 to August 9 at Suffolk University.

Students spent their weeks learning about accounting career opportunities, competed in a week-long case study on entrepreneurship, participated in mock interview sessions and panel discussions, and visited the offices of Deloitte and RSM US, who sponsored the event. Students also toured the Museum of Science and Fenway Park, where they heard a presentation from Timothy Zue, CFO of the Boston Red Sox.

“Our organization has a long history of supporting students pursuing accounting degrees, and our ACAP program allows students to get fully immersed in all that a career in accounting has to offer,” stated Amy Pitter, MSCPA president and CEO. “The MSCPA is focused on increasing diversity in the accounting industry and we believe this class of ACAP participants will go on to do great things in their academic and professional careers. We are so proud of our ACAP students and look forward to seeing them progress in the profession!”

Last May, the MSCPA awarded Diversity and Inclusion scholarships to eight former ACAP graduates who have pursued accounting careers. Students also received an introduction to the firm that sponsored them for a potential internship opportunity and are eligible to receive financial support in scholarships throughout their collegiate careers.

For more on the Accounting Career Awareness Program, head to NABA's site here.

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