Over 120 members of the New Jersey Society of CPAs recently met with approximately 3,500 high school students across the state to showcase the benefits of a career in the accounting profession, the organization announced this week.

Professionals gave in-depth presentations at over 117 local high schools as part of the society's "CPA Career Awareness" campaign, which looks to introduce the profession and its benefits to more young people. Presenters from the society shared their stories on their way to becoming CPAs, as well as the plethora of career options available.

"The program is a great way to give hands-on advice to students who are just on the cusp of considering accounting," stated Neal Granick, tax senior at Deloitte, who gave a presentation at Boonton High School. "It's an extremely rewarding experience to tell these students how they can best go about having a career in this profession and what such a job means to society."

Students were also introduced to the NJCPA Scholarship Fund, which donates $7,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who plan to major in accounting in college. Notably, the fund awarded over $410,00 to more than 80 high school and college students in the state last year.

"The CPAs who participate in this program are dedicated individuals who truly want the next generation to succeed," said Pam Isenburg, member engagement coordinator at the NJCPA, per a statement.

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

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