Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
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The field of accounting has been identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Yet studies have shown that there has been declining enrollment in accounting and finance among minority students. The goal of the Accounting Career Awareness Program, which is part of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., (NABA) is to increase the understanding of accounting career opportunities among high school students in underrepresented minority groups.
ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the need for a program that would direct African Americans and other minorities toward the accounting and finance profession. Through ACAP, students throughout the United States have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.
This program is only open to on-ground, residential students. No commuter options are available due to COVID-19.
Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, NABA designed a one-week summer program for qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school.
All interested students must apply and be accepted into the program prior to registering. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate. This application, a current copy of your academic transcript and at least two counselor/teacher letters of recommendation must be received by April 30, 2021.
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