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Accounting program takes minority students' applications

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Students get an opportunity for a real-world look at the field of accounting.
COLUMBUS -- Applications from minority high school students throughout Ohio are being accepted for the Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio), which will be June 24-28, 2007, in Columbus.
The program, now in its 12th year, is sponsored by The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants.
The goal of the program is to inspire Ohio minority high school students to pursue their educational and career aspirations.
The 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 or enter the business world after college.
Students who participate in ACAP-Ohio gain real-world experiences during the weeklong program which includes workshops, interactive discussions, tours of local businesses and one-on-one mentoring sessions with minority accounting and business professionals.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete for college scholarships.
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 and must be submitted by April 6, 2007.
For more information, contact Melanie at (800) 686-2727, Ext. 953.