New York State college SUNY Oswego, in conjunction with the New York State Society of CPAs, will once again host their annual Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program this summer, which looks to introduce more minority high school students to the profession.

The four-day program looks to show local students the different career opportunities accounting provides and how to build their skills in today's business landscape. Activities include guest speakers covering college prep, resume building, and an etiquette lunch.

“I really wanted to learn how to get better job opportunities, how to present myself in interviews, how to better my resume and I wanted to learn more about the accounting profession,” said Alexandia Williams, a program participant, in a statement.

Heather Losi, a visiting assistant professor and co-coordinator of the program, hopes the program has "planted a seed” in the high school students.

“We have a lot of speakers from Oswego that come and talk about college prep,” she stated. “We have community and other CPA leaders coming in. They had sessions on entrepreneurship, they’re getting a session on interviewing techniques and get to experience mock interviews.”

COAP program at Suny Oswego.
COAP program at Suny Oswego.

For more on the program and SUNY Oswego, head to the school's site here.

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