Annual conference gives high school students opportunity to explore diverse job opportunities in accounting field
YPSILANTI - More than 124 high school students from 11 area schools will get an inside look at the opportunities offered by the accounting field during the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Annual High School Leaders Conference Jan. 30 at Eastern Michigan University.
Sponsored by EMU’s Department of Accounting and Finance, and the MACPA, the program runs 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ballroom A, EMU’s Student Center,
“People don’t realize the diverse opportunities in accounting. It’s not just sitting at a desk pushing a pencil,” said Daniel Brickner, associate professor of accounting. “This is an initiative by the accounting profession to reach out to high school students. As a profession, we’re always concerned about attracting the best and brightest students.”
Lori DiMaggio, from the criminal investigations unit of the Internal Revenue Service, will discuss how certified public accountants, working as agents with the IRS, track down the misuse of monies by big business and individuals. Paul MacDonald, controller for the Detroit Red Wings, who will offer insights into the role of certified public accountants in the world of sports and entertainment. A panel featuring undergraduate students also will discuss how to make the adjustment from high school to college. Scholarship information will be available.
Participating schools are the Academy for Business & Technology in Melvindale; Advanced Technology Academy in Dearborn; Airport High School in Carlton; Bedford High School in Toledo; Belleville High School in Belleville; Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights; Dundee High School in Dundee; Ida High School in Ida; Pinckney High School in Pinckney; South Lyon High School in South Lyon; and Woodhaven High School in Woodhaven.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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