Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

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Program Dates – June 23 – 28, 2019
School of Business, Storrs Campus

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Application Deadline – April 1st

 

Teachers/Guidance Counselors

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Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) was created to provide underrepresented high school students with early exposure to career opportunities within the business and accounting professions. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the number of those students pursuing careers in accounting and related business areas.

ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other underrepresented groups towards the accounting profession. Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in the junior and senior years of high school, NABA designed a one-week residency program where students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation.

UConn ACAP 

A one-week residency program for 25 high-achieving high school students interested in a career in business. The program will be held at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, CT and is intended to introduce students to accounting, finance, economics and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program. Students will be taught by Accounting faculty, industry professionals and Kaplan SAT instructors.

Participant Criteria:

We will select 25 high school juniors and seniors that meet the following criteria:
 Must be rising juniors or seniors for fall 2018 and on-track for graduation
 Students with PSAT or SAT scores of at least 1000 (math & verbal only)
 Have excellent high school grades (minimum 3.0 CGPA or a “B” average)
 Previous accounting or business classes in high school not required but strongly recommended
 Strong recommendation from high school teacher or guidance counselor

Teachers/Guidance Counselors

Submit Student Letter of Recommendation here:

 

 

 

For questions about the program, please contact Seanice Austin, Director at 860-486-4135.