The Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program, designed to teach students more about college life and a career in accounting, announced that their application deadlines are approaching quickly. High school students interested in accounting careers are highly encouraged to apply.

COAP is a free five-day summer program for private and public high school students as part of the New York State Society of CPA’s (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education’s (FAE) effort to influence and recruit youth into pursuing a career in accounting after high school.

The program will be held at 11 college campuses across New York State in June and July and is targeted to individuals that are historically underrepresented in the CPA profession.  

Over the course of the program, students will attend a curriculum of business and personal development courses and visit corporations, accounting firms, and government agencies as a way to gain exposure to the business world. Each University supplies housing, meals, and field trips, as well as intensive instruction by industry professionals.

The upcoming locations and application deadlines are as follows:

COAP Pace (Pace University) – Manhattan Campus

Saturday, June 27  - Wednesday, July 1,  2015

Application Deadline – March 30, 2015

COAP Adelphi (Adelphi University)

Saturday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Application Deadline – April 1, 2015

COAP St. John’s (St. John’s University – Staten Island Campus)
Sunday, July 19 - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Application Deadline – April 17, 2015

COAP St. John’s (St. John’s University – Queens Campus)
Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Deadline – April 17, 2015

COAP LIU (Long Island University) - Brooklyn Campus
Sunday, June 28 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Application Deadline – April 17, 2015
 
COAP Buffalo (SUNY University at Buffalo)
Sunday, June 28- Thursday July 2, 2015
Application Deadline – April 17, 2015

COAP Syracuse (SUNY Oswego)
Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Deadline – April 24, 2015

COAP New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
Friday, June 26 and Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Application Deadline – May 15, 2015
 
COAP Westchester (Westchester Community College)
Monday, June 29 - Thursday July 2, 2015
Application Deadline – May 18, 2015
 
COAP RIT – (Rochester Institute of Technology)
TBD - Application Pending

COAP Northeast (SUNY University at Albany)
Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Pending

Participants in the COAP program are also eligible to apply for a COAP College Scholarship. The scholarship provides $2,000 per year for up to five years to students studying accounting at a college or university in New York State with the goal of becoming a CPA.

For more information about COAP and an application to apply, go to NYSSCPA's site here, or email coap@nysscpa.org.