High School

Is Accounting for Me? From College to Career

A half-day conference offered by the MSCPA at Bentley University, Babson College, Suffolk University and UMass Amherst that includes interactive accounting exercises and workshops; discussions about accounting careers and CPA services; information about college programs and student life; and a networking lunch with college students, faculty and CPA practitioners. View photos from previous Is Accounting For Me? conferences.

Here’s the schedule for the 2014-15 academic year:
Babson College: November 7, 2014
Bentley University: November 14, 2014
Suffolk University: March 27, 2015
UMass Amherst: Spring 2015

The Careers in Accounting and Management Professions (CAMP) Program

A week-long, all expense-paid summer residency program at UMASS Amherst to introduce students of diverse ethnic backgrounds to various opportunities available in the business world, particularly accounting. Check out the photo gallery.

For more information, contact Melvin Rodriguez, Assistant Dean, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, 413.545.5610 or via e-mail at melvin@isenberg.umass.edu.

Scholarships

Although the MSCPA scholarships are limited to college accounting majors, other organizations provide financial assistance to high school students.

Other Resources

StartHereGoPlaces.com
Learn about the study of accounting and career paths on this interactive, fun site brought to you by the American Institute of CPAs.

high school students in the classroom

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Find information about NABA's high school outreach program and scholarships.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring Latino students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions.

high school students considering a career in business can take advantage of some special programs designed to give them an edge.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students develop leadership, communication and business skills by participating in leadership training programs and competing in events for business communications, computer applications, information technology, business management and financial management.

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) DECA enhances the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship by providing opportunities to participate in competitive events, leadership development programs, job training and community service. Students are eligible for special recognition awards and scholarships.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Students interested in business or a business-related career have the opportunity to develop leadership and employment skills, participate in competitions, and qualify for special awards and scholarships.

Junior Achievement of Northern New England Curriculum in business, economics, math, ethics and personal finance. Simulations for students, classroom activities, job shadowing, scholarships.

National Academy Foundation - Academy of Finance Operates as a school within a school, featuring two-to-four year academic programs that augment standard curricula. In addition to their required courses, students take 1 or 2 specialized courses each semester, and a college-level course in their senior year. Students complete 6-8 week paid internships and are introduced to all facets of the financial services industry through job shadowing, mentoring, and field trips. Teachers receive curriculum, staff development and technical assistance.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) NFTE's mission is to teach entrepreneurship to young people from low-income communities to enhance their economic productivity by improving their business, academic, and life skills. NFTE's strategy for achieving this mission is to partner with schools, universities and community-based organizations; create innovative, experiential curricula; train and support teachers and youth workers; and provide supportive alumni services.

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Get a jump-start by checking out these Massachusetts colleges that offer great Accounting Programs!

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