From our friends at the MSCPA:
High School Conferences
“Is Accounting for Me?” fall conferences will take place on November 2 at Babson College and November 30 at Bentley University from 8:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
These conferences are appropriate for high-performing seniors who are considering studying accounting or business at the college level. Each school may bring up to six (6) students and you are welcome to attend both events.
The event includes:
- Interactive activities;
- Panel discussions with accounting professionals and college students;
- A networking lunch with faculty, students and CPA practitioners; and
- An optional tour of the campus.
“Is Accounting for Me?” Babson College (11/2)
“Is Accounting for Me?” Bentley University (11/30)
An invitation for similar conferences scheduled for Suffolk University (Date TBD) and UMass Amherst (Date TBD) will be sent in the spring.
New Early College Academy
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new early college academy – a four-course accounting track that will allow interested students at Haverhill High School to earn up to 12 college credits at UMass Lowell. The academy, which starts this month, is the first accounting-focused, early college initiative in Massachusetts. According to the U.S. census, it is projected that the majority of the population will be minorities by 2045. Because students in their junior and senior years are typically contemplating career choices and navigating their way through their suitable interests, the MSCPA believes that timing is key, and the end result could be a lifetime of career fulfillment for these young professionals.
For more information about the academy, please visit our website.
Enrichment Programs for Sophmores and Juniors
In an effort to introduce the accounting profession to minority high school students, the MSCPA sponsored two, week-long programs this summer: Careers in Accounting and Management Professions (C.A.M.P.) at UMass Isenberg School of Management and Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP) at Fisher College in Boston. One of the highlights of the week was the students’ trip to Fenway Park where they enjoyed their own private tour and presentation by Tim Zue, CFO of the Red Sox. They had a blast!
Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Opportunities
In May 2018, the MSCPA was thrilled to award $1,000 scholarships to four high school seniors who will be studying accounting in college. In addition to their scholarship, each receives an introduction to the accounting firm that sponsored them, with the potential of leading to an internship and mentoring opportunity. By attending C.A.M.P. or ACAP, your students have the potential to receive up to $10,000 during their college years. Our scholarship applications will be open on November 1. Stay tuned for details!
Student Membership for High School Students
Please encourage your students to take advantage of our MSCPA FREE high school membership! High school juniors and seniors with potential interest in majoring in accounting or business will be directly informed about scholarship opportunities, conferences and workshops. If a student wants to learn more about the accounting program at a particular college, we’ll introduce them to an MSCPA student member or professor who can help.
Share this link to apply: www.mscpaonline.org/hsjoin
Request a Speaker
Would you like an accounting professional to share their real-world experience with your students? Our goal is to raise the level of awareness of the many career possibilities that the accounting profession offers and we hope to double the number of classrooms we visit in a school year.
Teachers and guidance staff, schedule your school visit today!
To request a speaker, click here.
Fun Resources for Teachers and Students from the AICPA
- FutureMe: Start your class off on the right foot by having your students build their FutureMe. Students answer some quick questions about what they’re into and then they’ll get a few ideas for real jobs they could call their very own someday.
- Virtual Field Trips: Dive into the wonderful world of accounting — without ever leaving the classroom. Join the AICPA via live webcast for a free Virtual Field Trip and Q&A session with a real-life CPA.
- Bank On It: Engage your students in some friendly competition with this interactive accounting game!