B-CU Hosts Accounting Careers and Awareness Program Residency Week for High School Students from June 23-28, 2019

B-CU will host the Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP) Residency Week June 23 –28, 2019. for Florida minority high school students that will be juniors or seniors by fall 2019, with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.2. ACAP Residency Week is a one-week motivational and educational program held annually to introduce students to accounting, finance, economics, and management through a customized curriculum involving guest lecturers from the business community. Students will live on campus each night of the camp. 

The ACAP Residency Week prepares students to pursue higher education and exposes them to the college application process, FAFSA, and scholarships; informs students about the career opportunities available in accounting, finance, and business; teaches skill sets relevant to the field of business — including interview skills, resume building, dining etiquette; and connects students with business professionals and mentors. 

Deadline for applicants is Friday, May 3, 2019. Selections will be made by Friday, May 10, 2019. Consideration will be given to those who are actively involved in campus and community service. There will be a $25.00 registration fee for students who are accepted into the program. 

A mandatory conference call for selected students and their parents will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 3 p.m. 

For more information and to receive an application, please contact Johnny Johnson, johnsonj@cookman.edu or (386) 481-2824. 

What is ACAP?

The Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP) is a nonprofit organization.  ACAP was developed in 1980, when Mel Minnis and Ron Leveret became concerned about the small proportion of minorities entering the accounting field. After recognizing that preparation for a business career should begin during a student’s high school years, they decided to design a pilot program that would encourage minority students to take the college preparatory courses they would need to major in accounting and other fields of business.  This idea has now spread to 23 other National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) chapters across the US.

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