Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), a nationwide program of the National Association of Black Accountants, is a one-week rigorous residential experience for high school students who have an interest in accounting or business. The goal of this program is to introduce students to career opportunities in accounting, enhance soft skills, and encourage career plan development through a carefully tailored curriculum involving local university faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.

In addition to daily lectures and workshops, students will participate in a group case study that allows them to work collaboratively and use knowledge gained throughout the week to bring an innovative and original business plan to life.  Winners of this competition will receive a $1,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students will also participate in corporate tours, relationship building activities, and group outings throughout the week. 

The program seeks to recruit students who hail from populations inadequately represented in the accounting disciplines, including, but not limited to, minorities and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our hope is that students leave the program with a greater understanding of the dynamic world of accounting and how an accounting career can help them on their path to success.

Ciera Thompson

Year in ACAP: 2016

High School Attended:  Florence High School

Desired Major: Accounting

Reflection: "ACAP was a life changing experience for me. I want to be an accountant, and I eventually want to open my own fashion design company."

Check out an article spotlighting Ciera here.